Worldful of Pianos with Steinway & Sons and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation
Over the past three years, Roomful of Pianos has become a highly anticipated event at The NAMM Show, bringing unforgettable performances for 10 pianos, 20 pianos, even 40 pianos to the show’s international audience of 110,000 music industry attendees. In this pandemic year, with live music outside the home in short supply, the piano is taking on its most important role in decades. NAMM’s Believe In Music Week (January 18-22, 2021) celebrated the instrument’s central place with a special, streaming Worldful of Pianos event, produced in partnership with Steinway & Sons and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Worldful of Pianos focused on one of the most famous piano works ever written: Mozart’s Rondo alla turca. Five players selected in collaboration with the Lang Lang Foundation performed two kaleidoscopic, five-piano arrangements of the piece (by Greg Anderson). They lead the public in a play-along performance, over Zoom, of Mozart’s original composition.