Piano Day brings free concerts to Pittsburgh on Sunday

Jeremy Reynolds

August 23, 2018

Downbeat for the third annual Piano Day Pittsburgh is Sunday at noon and kicks off the most ambitious version of the event to date.

Local piano dealers Fort Pitt Piano and Modern Piano have donated the use of four Steinway and Yamaha concert-grade pianos that will be placed in Heinz Hall, Katz Plaza, Market Square and PPG Plaza, all Downtown.

WQED Interview

Jim Cunningham - WQED

August 10, 2018

Pittsburgh Piano Day August 26 celebrates the piano and music with continuous performances starting at 11:45 at Katz Plaza, The Heinz Hall Garden Plaza and Market Square.  Founder Peter Stumpf and organizer Gino Mollica tell Jim Cunningham the plan and who will play for this free event.

Behind the Curtain

Jeremy Reynolds

August 23, 2018

Progressive for Pittsburgh? This past Sunday was the third annual Pittsburgh Piano Day, a free event that places pianos throughout the city for professionals, amateurs and even the public to play. Event organizers estimate that about 2,000 Pittsburghers attended...

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Yes, you did see a piano rolling through Pittsburgh on a flatbed

Julian Routh - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 08, 2017

If you saw this making its way through Pittsburgh today, you’re not crazy.That’s a Steinway & Sons grand piano on a flatbed trailer, hauled by a midsize SUV. On Tuesday morning, it took off from Carnegie Mellon University’s campus en route to eight locations over 12 hours, bringing with it a cast of talented performers and a chance to play one of the grande dames of the piano world...

Peter Stumpf - Piano Day


August 03, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto has proclaimed August 8th to be PianoDay in Pittsburgh.  On that day, a new Steinway Concert and Artist grand piano will be transported around the city for a series of outdoor concerts and photo opportunities.  The organizer of the event, Peter Stumpf, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the event...

Univeristy of Pittsburgh Department of Music

August 08, 2017

On a gorgeous August day, local musicians gathered together to celebrate Piano Day.  Piano Day was the brain child of highly regarded piano technician Peter Stumpf, who with the help of an enthusiastic team, loaded a Steinway grand piano onto a flatbed trailer and drove it around Pittsburgh...

Piano Day open for everyone to play

Jess Levo, RabbleVID

August 08, 2017

Tuesday, August 8th has been declared Piano Day in Pittsburgh. Mayor Bill Peduto proclaimed this the day to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the introduction of the modern piano. RabbleVID’s Veronica went into the city to soak in the celebration and follow a new Steinway piano traveling around on a flatbed trailer. People of all ages and experience levels are allowed to play a tune on the piano...

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