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Eydís Evensen and Vanessa Carlton lead Best Fit’s Piano Day celebrations on Instagram

29 March 2021, 09:00 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

Best Fit has lined up a series of performances from across the musical spectrum to celebrate Piano Day today (29 March).

From 10am to 8pm BST today - every hour, on the hour - we will be sharing a different performance from our Piano Day line-up on our Instagram.

Vanessa Carlton - known for her iconic noughties classic "A Thousand Miles", joins an incredible list of musicians: Tom Odell kicks off the day, and there are performances from singer-songwriters ella jane, Hannah Georgas, Bright Light Bright Light and Josef Salvat. Experimental composers Eydís Evensen, Melissa Parmenter and Jay Chakravorty join multimedia artist Rosey Chan and British classical soul pioneer Alexis Ffrench completing the line-up.

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Piano Day is held on the 88th day of each year - to match the number of keys on a piano - and was the brainchild of Erased Tapes-signed post-classical composer Nils Frahm in 2015. It’s a way of exploring the piano and everything around it - performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and listeners.

As well as sharing their performances today with caught up with our showcase guests - as well as London-based singer/songwriter Rachel Chinouriri - to find out more about their relationship with the piano and the advice they'd give to any budding pianists.

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