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#2065594 - 04/16/13 02:46 PM piano party in London
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who would come?

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#2065603 - 04/16/13 03:12 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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I'm on the south coast. But would consider it, then decline!

No, seriously I would just be nervous given my ability versus the no doubt plethora of experienced players that would show up. My Alouette versus their Campanella. But, if there was an opportunity to play a nice piano, have fun, meet nice people, learn something, and I could fit it in to my schedule I would give it proper thought. Also I would use it as an opportunity to visit the excellent piano and music stores.

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#2065613 - 04/16/13 03:34 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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If you mean London, Ontario ... piece of cake. It's my home town so count me in. If you mean London, England well why not. That is, if Canucks are invited. I've never been but have always wanted to. The wiffy in fact is there as we speak and as a result I am looking after 2 snakes, a gecko, a ring neck parakeet and a cat. Thankfully the dog is with someone else and the plants haven't put up much of a fuss.

I'll be happy to get out of this zoo.
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#2065634 - 04/16/13 04:56 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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I'm hoping to be in the UK this summer We'd be based in London - dates not certain yet...I'd do my best to participate.
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#2065709 - 04/16/13 08:30 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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I might come ... I can be in London in an hour on the Eurostar. But I'm a difficult person to accommodate, what with the wheelchair and all, so I'd have to know in advance that whatever place I'd be going to would be accessible to me -- which can be trickier than it sounds.
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#2065715 - 04/16/13 08:40 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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But Saranoya, you'd be so worth it!!!
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#2065810 - 04/17/13 01:57 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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Interesting, idea but I won't be heading back to the home country for a couple of years. I am planning to cycle John O'Groats to Lands End and attend the hopefully by then famous London Piano Party Annual get together.
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#2065871 - 04/17/13 06:34 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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I'd love to join the piano party!
Barcelona is only 1:30 h away from London. If I can plan my working schedule in advance, I'd be able to make it to the meeting.

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#2065924 - 04/17/13 09:24 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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Originally Posted By: adultpianist
who would come?
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When it will held and where it will be ?From where i can get ticket? yippie

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#2065955 - 04/17/13 10:31 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: JonathonRose]
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Maybe it would help to break the ice by setting up some Skype meetings with each other, beforehand?
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#2066151 - 04/17/13 06:04 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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I would try to come too, though it depends on things like work
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#2066178 - 04/17/13 06:54 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: Toastie]
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It was only a suggestion to see who would come. I thought more from uk or London but hey we need date and venue

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#2066615 - 04/18/13 03:39 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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lets forget this as it is not going to happen

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#2066642 - 04/18/13 04:22 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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You had 8 people express an intersted in just a couple of days--- blowing it off so quickly seems pretty negative.

It takes a lot of energy to pull something like this together - and a certain amount of optimism that it could happen.

I don't see why you've thrown the towel in so quickly unless you've decided you dont' really think it is a good idea.

It wouldn't have to be at anyone's home, could be in a music shop -surely we've got some contacts here at PW?

Personally, I'd give it more time to gather interest.
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#2067070 - 04/19/13 11:24 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
You had 8 people express an intersted in just a couple of days--- blowing it off so quickly seems pretty negative.


Totally agree with you.
Even some of us were willing to cross borders to join the party. Let's just see how the initial idea evolves!

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#2067131 - 04/19/13 01:21 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: malkin
But Saranoya, you'd be so worth it!!!


Hadn't seen this before but ... thanks. You flatter me! laugh

I too, think that it's too soon to throw in the towel on this. I think eight people would be pretty great, if they all came.

If people would be willing to come to Brussels instead of London (it's pretty accessible by train and air travel from most major European cities ...), then I am willing to look for an appropriate venue somewhere around here. I'd all invite you to my new digs, but I'm still not sure when they will actually be presentable enough to stand company. So ... it would have to be a hotel or a music school of some kind (perhaps we can organise something at the conservatory. I'd have to check).

Any takers?
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Tchaikovsky 39/9

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#2067137 - 04/19/13 01:29 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: Saranoya]
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Originally Posted By: Saranoya
Originally Posted By: malkin
But Saranoya, you'd be so worth it!!!


Hadn't seen this before but ... thanks. You flatter me! laugh

I too, think that it's too soon to throw in the towel on this. I think eight people would be pretty great, if they all came.

If people would be willing to come to Brussels instead of London (it's pretty accessible by train and air travel from most major European cities ...), then I am willing to look for an appropriate venue somewhere around here. I'd all invite you to my new digs, but I'm still not sure when they will actually be presentable enough to stand company. So ... it would have to be a hotel or a music school of some kind (perhaps we can organise something at the conservatory. I'd have to check).

Any takers?


I coud do Brussels smile
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#2067442 - 04/20/13 03:39 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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Brussels sounds good to me, too thumb

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#2067458 - 04/20/13 05:19 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: Boira]
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I was really hoping that there would be more people from London and this could be a regular thing. If people come from abroad it would only be a one off

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#2067460 - 04/20/13 05:27 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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I get your point but ... it wouldn't have to be.

If we do this and it 'clicks', it might become an annual tradition of sorts. It seems that, yes, in order to get enough people we have to broaden our horizons to include people from all over Europe. But nobody says we have to pick just one location, and then stick to it for all eternity.

We could do one in London, or Brussels, or Barcelona for all I care, and see how it goes. If we all like it and want to do it again, then maybe next year it's Milan, or Prague.
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Tchaikovsky 39/9

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#2067461 - 04/20/13 05:32 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: Saranoya]
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Originally Posted By: Saranoya
I get your point but ... it wouldn't have to be.

If we do this and it 'clicks', it might become an annual tradition of sorts. It seems that, yes, in order to get enough people we have to broaden our horizons to include people from all over Europe. But nobody says we have to pick just one location, and then stick to it for all eternity.

We could do one in London, or Brussels, or Barcelona for all I care, and see how it goes. If we all like it and want to do it again, then maybe next year it's Milan, or Prague.


Adultpianist - there is a group that meets regularly in London - but I don't know if many (or any) folks who regularly participate here attend.
See this thread:
London Piano get-togethers

Saranoya, I like your idea of an annual event in a different location! I'd love to visit Prague, it's been on my wish list for years!

If we hold one in Milan I could look for a piano shop to host us smile and help folks find accommodation.
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#2067465 - 04/20/13 05:53 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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Casinitaly and Saranoya have given lots of excellent advice.

I think perhaps adultpianist fears that this has turned out to be something far bigger than he/she imagined? This sort of thing would indeed be a nightmare to organise. Worth it though, I'm sure.
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#2067468 - 04/20/13 06:05 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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The small local gathering has turned into an international event of epic proportions grin

The idea of having different host cities every time is great.
(Shameless plug promoting my hometown: Barcelona is worth a visit for both travel and music lovers)
Piano & tourism all together, the perfect combo!


Edited by Boira (04/20/13 06:08 AM)

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#2067471 - 04/20/13 06:24 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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Whether it turns into a logistical nightmare or not depends mostly on how 'epic' we want it to be. A gathering of four or five (or seven, or ten) interested people basically just involves finding a venue (I know of three possibilities within striking distance of where I live) with a place to eat nearby, or built-in catering (this is a possibility at all three places I have in mind). I imagine similar possibilities must exist elsewhere.

If we stick to major cities like Brussels, London, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam, .... (I think we have PaperClip working at a restaurant with a grand piano right across from the Rijksmuseum), then hotel accommodations should not be much of a problem, either. And when my apartment is finished (whenever that will be), I will have extra room for guests. Maybe people in other cities would also be willing to open up their homes to people who prefer coach surfing to hotels.

I really think this can be done, at least once. Whether it turns into a tradition afterwards, or not, remains to be seen once the first one is behind us.
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Bach 846, 926, 930
Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
Chopin 72/1
Clementi 36/1
Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9

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Burgmüller 109
Bartok Sz 56
Mozart K331

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#2067477 - 04/20/13 06:34 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: Saranoya]
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Originally Posted By: Saranoya
Whether it turns into a logistical nightmare or not depends mostly on how 'epic' we want it to be. A gathering of four or five (or seven, or ten) interested people basically just involves finding a venue (I know of three possibilities within striking distance of where I live) with a place to eat nearby, or built-in catering (this is a possibility at all three places I have in mind). I imagine similar possibilities must exist elsewhere.

If we stick to major cities like Brussels, London, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam, .... (I think we have PaperClip working at a restaurant with a grand piano right across from the Rijksmuseum), then hotel accommodations should not be much of a problem, either. And when my apartment is finished (whenever that will be), I will have extra room for guests. Maybe people in other cities would also be willing to open up their homes to people who prefer coach surfing to hotels.

I really think this can be done, at least once. Whether it turns into a tradition afterwards, or not, remains to be seen once the first one is behind us.


Where is the "like" button ? smile
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#2067512 - 04/20/13 08:49 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: adultpianist]
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Wow this all sounds so exciting! I won't be able to come to this one sadly as I only have part time work at the mo, bills galore and no passport! But I tell you what if anyone wants to come to Liverpool in the future for a piano party I know of cheap places to stay here and even though my house is weeny ( just four rooms) Cecil B Piano and I would welcome any visitors! I reckon I could fit about four people in my living room to play Cecil B Piano. ( Malkin has given my Piano a new name....) smile
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#2067519 - 04/20/13 08:55 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Liverpool! I passed through there on a sailing trip once. Charming city.

Heads up to anyone else who may be interested: I made a separate thread for the "international piano party" idea here.
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Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
Chopin 72/1
Clementi 36/1
Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9

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#2067523 - 04/20/13 09:03 AM Re: piano party in London [Re: Saranoya]
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Originally Posted By: Saranoya
Liverpool! I passed through there on a sailing trip once. Charming city.

Heads up to anyone else who may be interested: I made a separate thread for the "international piano party" idea here.


Yes, just seen that thread- will have a look in a bit...I ought to be doing as bit of practise, hang laundry out and getting on with that..I am going to my friend's as well.

Well, Liverpool is ok- it is fairly cheap in these expensive times- plenty of free museums to go to here, cheap guest houses and Edwardian Piano's cafe LOL.
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#2067650 - 04/20/13 03:01 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: Saranoya
Whether it turns into a logistical nightmare or not depends mostly on how 'epic' we want it to be. A gathering of four or five (or seven, or ten) interested people basically just involves finding a venue (I know of three possibilities within striking distance of where I live) with a place to eat nearby, or built-in catering (this is a possibility at all three places I have in mind). I imagine similar possibilities must exist elsewhere.

If we stick to major cities like Brussels, London, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam, .... (I think we have PaperClip working at a restaurant with a grand piano right across from the Rijksmuseum), then hotel accommodations should not be much of a problem, either. And when my apartment is finished (whenever that will be), I will have extra room for guests. Maybe people in other cities would also be willing to open up their homes to people who prefer coach surfing to hotels.

I really think this can be done, at least once. Whether it turns into a tradition afterwards, or not, remains to be seen once the first one is behind us.


Where is the "like" button ? smile

thumb +1!

I can't promise anything, but maybe I could participate to a meeting in Amsterdam or Brussel when I'm The Netherlands during summer.
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#2067654 - 04/20/13 03:18 PM Re: piano party in London [Re: torquenale]
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@torquenale: see also European Piano Party.

So far, we seem to be leaning towards a Saturday in late July. I proposed Brussels because that's where I live, but if some place in Italy (or anywhere else) is closer for most people, that's fine too, of course. Location and program are still up for debate.
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Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
Chopin 72/1
Clementi 36/1
Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9

Future
Burgmüller 109
Bartok Sz 56
Mozart K331

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