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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 Pianists

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

Saturday, January 26: For 30 Pianists

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

Conductor: Kimo Furumoto (Whittier Regional Symphony)

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, University of Texas at San Antonio
Jed Distler, Composers Collaborative
Aaron Friedman, Make Music Alliance
Martha Hilley, Butler School of Music at UT Austin
William Pelto, College Music Society
Richard Rejino, National Piano Foundation
Brian Shepard, Music Teachers National Association
Emily White, Special Music School, Kaufman Music Center‎
Betty Anne Younker, University of Western Ontario

This Year's RFOP Featured Pianists

Lennon Aldort, Myron Brown, Erin Chang, Bo Chen, Joel Clifft, Cesar Corona, Jo Ellen DeVilbiss, Aida Elkhanzade, Tamara Goldstein, John Hord, Melody Hou, Joanna Kim, Taejin Kim, Carol Man Lee, Apple Lin, Kateri Lirio, Christina Lopriore, Owen Lovell, Tingyuan Luo, Sarah Mahoney, Amy Ocampo, Abigail Olson, Bill Pelto, Rebecca Sorley, Matt Smith, Squeek Steele, Laura Stokes, Abby Thomsen, Connie Tu, Emily White, Rosalind Wong, Amie Zeoli, Tiantian Zhang