Bristol Open Piano Platform is a regular informal performance opportunity open to any pianist – young or old, beginner or diploma level. Participants pay £2 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 is
Bristol Music Club
76 St Pauls Road, Clifton,
Bristol BS8 1LP
The next Open Piano Platform starts at 10am
Sunday, March 26th, 2023
participants pay £2 to play
audience admission is free
Please email Daniel Lloyd by midnight on Wednesday 22nd March giving your name and the name of the piece you would like to play (including a rough guide to its grade level). Each player has a maximum of 5 minutes and may play a maximum of two pieces.
A running order will be sent out a day or two beforehand. Please arrive in good time for your performance. Remember, some pianists may play for less than 5 minutes!! The concert format is simple – beginners at the start and diplomas at the end. 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.
If players and audience members arrive/leave while the concert is in progress please respect the performing musicians and make your moves as quietly as you can, choosing a moment between performances.
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