Roomful of Pianos

Each January in Anaheim CA, one of the country’s greatest musical possibilities is hidden in plain sight. Over 80 pianos – polished, tuned, and ready to play – are presented in Lounge 88 at The NAMM Show.

Last year, this Roomful of Pianos welcomed a new annual event featuring spectacular multiple piano music for dozens of players. The festivities continue in January 2019 with two nights of fin-de-siècle symphonic masterworks, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos.

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2019 Program

All performances begin at 5:30pm, in Lounge 88 at The NAMM Show (in the Anaheim Convention Center). Sign up to perform.

Friday, January 25: For 15 Pianos

Paul Dukas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)
arranged by Jeffrey Shumway

Conductor: Kimo Furumoto

Saturday, January 26: For 30 Pianos

Claude Debussy, Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes (1899)
arranged by Jed Distler

Conductor: Kimo Furumoto

Get in the Room!

NAMM cordially invites pianists from around the country to come play with us! Pianists may sign up to perform for one or both nights, depending on your ability and availability.

Roomful of Pianos Steering Committee

Tracy Cowden, Virginia Tech
Jed Distler, Composers Collaborative
Aaron Friedman, Make Music Alliance
Martha Hilley, Butler School of Music at UT Austin
Gary Ingle, Music Teachers National Association
William Pelto, College Music Society
Richard Rejino, National Piano Foundation
Betty Anne Younker, University of Western Ontario
Emily White, Special Music School, Kaufman Music Center‎

Last Year's RFOP Featured Pianists

Alexander Anderson, Susan Boettger, Myron Brown, Donayle Cardenas, John C. Carpenter, Hsiao-Ching Chao, Jennifer Chu, Joel Clifft, Tracy CowdenJo Ellen DeVilbiss, David Dik, Jacopo Giacopuzzi, John Hord, Katheryn Klein, Qingqing Kong, Karstin Lake, Carol Man Lee, Wenye Li, Christina LoprioreOwen Lovell, Tommaso Maganzani, Kendra Morris, Beth NamTess Nielsen, Fabri Novo, William Pelto, Charles Ritter, Peter Stevenson, Jordan Thomas, Abigail Thomsen, Connie Tu, Milos VeljkovicEmily WhiteRosalind Wong, and Zhouyang Zheng.