Bristol Open Piano Platform is a regular informal performance opportunity open to any pianist – young or old, beginner or diploma level. Participants pay £1 to play a piece of their choice on a grand piano. Family and friends are welcome, admission free. Refreshments are available for a small charge.

The venue for Bristol Open Piano Platform concerts is 
St Francis’ Church, 278 North St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 2AN

The next Open Piano Platform starts at 10am on
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
participants pay £1 to play
audience admission is free

Please email Daniel Lloyd by midnight on Wednesday 30th March giving your name and the name of the piece you would like to play (including a rough guide to its grade level). Pianists may play two pieces (no extra charge!) provided the total running time is less than 5 minutes.

Players will be sent a running order. Please arrive in good time for your performance – remember, some pianists may play for less than 5 minutes!! Players who miss their allocated time (or apply after the deadline) are welcome to play but must wait until the published list of performances has been completed.  The event will finish no later than (high!) noon.

Anticipation of performance encourages pianists to practise more often and more effectively
Watching other performers and hearing other pieces can inspire and motivate
Seeing a period of intense preparation through to a conclusion builds self-esteem
Performing builds confidence to perform both socially and for graded assessments
Regular performance helps dispel performance anxiety
Regular performance teaches players to play through mistakes
Regular performance helps players (eventually!) to enjoy the moment and take a gracious bow

Inspire and motivate
Build self-esteem

Take a gracious bow

Enjoy the moment! 

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