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World Piano Day 2023

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World Piano Day is celebrated annually on the 88th day of the year to signify the 88 keys of a piano. Generally, the 88th day of the year falls on 29 March of a regular year and on 28 March for a leap year. The day was founded by a group of like-minded people who wish to celebrate the development of music, share the joy of playing a melodious instrument like the piano and create a platform for piano-related projects. The piano is undoubtedly one of the most melodious instruments that have touched our hearts more than once. If you wish to know more about World Piano Day, keep reading to get insights on this day.

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History of World Piano Day 

Nils Frahm, the German pianist, and composer was the one who initiated World Piano Day. The main objective to celebrate this day was to organize various music events like performances, lectures and master classes across the world. The day is continuing to gain popularity among people and artists as well. Since the observance of this day, many performers, pianists, organizers, technicians, distributors, and piano enthusiasts have participated to celebrate World Piano Day. 

Source: Joep Beving, Youtube

Significance 

World Piano Day is observed to celebrate the piano itself and everything that is connected with it. On this day people come together to celebrate the music from the past and its evolution through the years.

  • The day is celebrated to signify the beauty of the piano. The instrument has been around since the 1700s and has been creating some of the most powerful melodies of all time. This intricate instrument has the widest range of tones that can play accompaniment and melody at the same time
  • Some studies show that playing an instrument can help you reduce anxiety and improve your mental health. Playing an instrument is somewhat cathartic in nature that helps an individual to channelise their emotions and feeling through the notes of an instrument like the piano. Playing the piano for a few minutes can help you improve your self-esteem and make you feel more positive about yourself
  • The day is celebrated as an appreciation for not only the piano and pianists but also the composers and manufacturers of instruments who have contributed to the evolution of music and instruments

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How is it Celebrated?

Given below are the following ways in which you can celebrate this day:

  • One of the best ways to celebrate this day is by learning to play the piano, you can start by learning either a simple song or rather your favourite song
  • You can also learn about the piano, its history and the making of the instruments. Listen to the stories of some of the famous pianists and composers
  • You can also attend a master class or lecture about the piano 
  • If you are more interested in something lively, you can always attend some of the live music shows or concerts and join in the celebration of the instrument
Source: Deutsche Grammophon, Youtube 

Facts About Piano 

The following are some interesting facts about the piano:

  • An Italian harpsichord maker Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori was the first to invent the piano in 1709
  • The most expensive piano in the world is the galaxy piano worth 1.36 million dollars because the body of that piano is made of 24-carat gold
  • The piano is technically a string instrument. And each string of a piano holds up to a tension of 168 pounds and for most pianos, the combined tension in their strings is about 18-20 pounds
  • A piano is an intricate machine made up of at least 12,000 parts of which 10,000 are moving 
facts about piano
“I often think in music, I live in my daydreams in music, I see my life in terms of music!” – Albert Einstein

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FAQs

Q1. When is World Piano Day celebrated?

Ans. World Piano Day is celebrated annually on the 88th day of the year to signify the 88 keys of a piano. Generally, the 88th day of the year falls on 29 March of a regular year and on 28 March for a leap year. 

Q2. Why is World Piano Day celebrated?

Ans. The day was founded by a group of like-minded people who wish to celebrate the development of music, share the joy of playing a melodious instrument like the piano and create a platform for piano-related projects. 

Q3. How can I celebrate World Piano Day?

Ans. Given below are the following ways in which you can celebrate this day:

One of the best ways to celebrate this day is by learning to play the piano, you can start by learning either a simple song or rather your favourite song
You can also learn about the piano, its history and the making of the instruments. Listen to the stories of some of the famous pianists and composers
You can also attend a master class or lecture about the piano 

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