Piano Day 2018


Artur Sommerfeld plays at the Piano Day 2018 at Funkhaus in Berlin.

SOMMERFELD live at Funkhaus.

In March 2018 SOMMERFELD performed at the Funkhaus at Piano Day showing the audience his approach to celebrate his main instrument.

Why does the world need a Piano Day?

“For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm

Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of likeminded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated. The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing piano. It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!

SOMMERFELD's improvisational approach takes you on a melodic voyage that spans everything from neoclassical to trip-hop. But no matter what, it always starts with the keys. Having had his intrigue in music sparked at an early age, the first instrument he set out to learn was the piano. Without doubt, everything centres on pianism, it’s the pole around which everything else circles.

The official Piano Day Playlist: