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Portland Piano International to host Virtual Piano Extravaganza

1:16, 29th July 2020

Portland Piano International has launched an immersive online festival of solo and duo piano music, featuring two days of live events over the weekend 15-16 August 2020.

PPI’s ‘Virtual Piano Extravaganza’ will be headlined by the celebrated Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, performing together via livestream from opposite sides of the US (Anderson in Los Angeles, Roe in New York).

Other highlights include an online competition for young pianists, culminating in a three-piano music video with Anderson & Roe based on Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag. The duo is also inviting pianists of every age to take part in the world premeire of Corona Meditation, a topical aleatoric piece by the Austrian composer Gerd Kühr.

‘Our mission to make classical music a powerful and relevant force in society has never felt more urgent,’ says Roe. ‘Crucial to our quest are a strong sense of community, the thrill of risk-taking and a profound connection with the human condition’.

PPI’s Virtual Piano Extravaganza will go live at 16:00 PST on 15 and 16 August 2020. Special pre-show warm-ups take place at 15:30 on both days.

Visit the Portland Piano International website for further details and tickets:

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