The pianoforte, more commonly called the piano, became, by the last quarter of the 18th century, a leading instrument of Western art music.
A highly versatile instrument, it can sustain pitches in a lyrical fashion, creating all musical styles and moods, with enough volume to be heard through almost any musical ensemble.
Almost every major Western composer from Mozart onward has played it, many as virtuosi, and the piano repertory — whether solo, chamber, or with orchestra — is at the heart of Western classical professional performance.
The 2021 Piano Series features leading exponents of the piano, performing great masterpieces of the piano repertoire across the year.
More concerts to be announced soon.