Maria Canals, Pianos in the street

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As part of the activities of the OFF Competition, the association of the Barcelona International Music Competition of Barcelona, places grand pianos in various public spaces in Barcelona and other cities in Spain. Pianos, personalized with messages like "Sit down, I'm in your hands", are available to anyone who wants to play them, even if they do not even know how to play the piano. Throughout the day, a facilitator accompanies the piano, whose function is to invite pedestrians to play this instrument. Sometimes they organize didactic sessions for children and performances developed by music students, amateurs, professionals and contestants of the Maria Canals.

With this project, the association wants to break the social and mental barriers that exist with music in general and the piano in particular. The grand piano symbolizes, more than any other instrument, the sacralization of a certain music considered cultured and difficult, as well as the inaccessibility to musical practice. To help eliminate that idea the pianos are placed directly on the pavement, without carpets or pallets.

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Sergiu's picture
Sergiu

Where can i find a piano in public in Barcelona at the end of April ?

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WeBarcelona

Hello Sergiu,

You can find one in the metro at intercanviador Diagonal in Diagonal metro station, It is a passage connecting lines L3 and L5, in the center of Barcelona.

Saludos!

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Sergiu

Hey, how long will it be there ? until May ? Do you know an exact date ? Thank you so much for your reply.

Sergiu

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WeBarcelona

Hello Segiu,

From the 22nd April to 4th May. From 10 am. They don't say the end time but probably until 8 pm.

Best wishes,

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Dora

Dear WeBarcelona,

only till 4th May? The event date says "04/03/2019 to 20/06/2019". Will there be any other occasion in May?

Thank you!

BR

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WeBarcelona

Hello Dora,

This is a complex event that changes the program. At first they announced that there would be pianos until 20/06, but now it seems that the programmed pianos have changed. At the moment it does not seem that there are more pianos from May 5 although it is possible that they announce new days and new spaces. We will be attentive to update the dates.

Thank you!

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