Pittsburgh has always been a nurturing home to the arts. From the start in 1758, Pittsburgh boasted the largest music halls in the country as well as great music educators and music education in every public institution. Pittsburgh has been home to some of the greatest piano players, conductors, opera singers, and composers of the 20th century.
In 2016, Piano Day Pittsburgh had its humble beginnings as a local piano technician, Peter Stumpf, wished to use the piano to once again build community among Pittsburgh residents. He strapped a gorgeous Steinway & Sons piano to the back of a flat-bed truck and, with the help of a handful of volunteers, drove it around the city for any and everyone to enjoy.
Every year since we have grown our Piano Day Pittsburgh event to reach larger audiences, gather more performers and bring more music to our cultural district. This year, we’ve decided to do something a little different. On August 25th, we will once again take over the downtown cultural district of Pittsburgh with four pianos stationed at four locations; however, we’re dedicating one entire site to the talented female musicians from Pittsburgh’s past and present.
Join us at PPG Place to experience everything that female Pittsburgh musicians have to offer. Learn about great women in music throughout history and enjoy the music that has inspired creativity in our great city.