Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Piano Tuning
How to Tune Pianos
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
85 registered members (Bambers, Almaviva, ando, anotherscott, amad23, 36251, 13 invisible), 1,845 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2677026 - 09/22/17 04:17 PM European Piano Party 2018 in Germany?  
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 769
patH Offline
500 Post Club Member
patH  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 769
Germany
After the great European Piano Parties in the past years, the idea came up to have the next one in Germany, especially on the Rhine.
I looked a bit up, and it turned out that finding a location is challenging.

Several ideas came to mind.
1) Piano party on a ship on the Rhine, with a grand piano.
2) Piano party in a location on the Rhine; preferably close to the Loreley; including a ship trip.
3) Piano party somewhere else.
Option 1 would be the most challenging to find. There are not many public ships for passengers on the Rhine which have grand pianos.

Another thing to consider: When?
Two options: July or early fall, namely September.
Advantage of July: Better weather. The weather in September in Germany can be a lottery game. We could be lucky and have temperatures in the low 20s (centigrade); but we could also have temperatures in the one-digit area.
Advantage of September: Possibly more options for finding a location, and possibly better prices.

I contacted some venues which would fulfill categories 1 or 2 above, and they are already booked out on the first July weekend 2018, and have told me that booking one year in advance is sometimes necessary.

So: I am asking this especially the EPP veterans. Which is your preferred option?
Especially: Which is your preferred time?

I consider option 3 (Piano party somewhere else) a last resort, in case I can't find a location on the Rhine or close to it.


Everything is possible, and nothing is sure.
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#2677042 - 09/22/17 05:54 PM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: patH]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014
casinitaly  Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
Far far away
I love long range planning!!!

Personally, I'm ok with early fall.
I'd rather deal with cooler weather - and yes, even rain - and put on a sweater than have to deal with some of the extreme heat we've had the past few summers.

Plus, again speaking just for myself - I am pretty sure that I will have commitments with family in July.

The experience on the Rhine could be really great - but I am equally supportive of holding the party in a restaurant, hotel or bar of some sort that has a piano.

If need be - -- maybe there's a place that has sufficient space and we can bring a piano in? If we have 10 pianists it wouldn't be that much per person - just a thought.


[Linked Image]
#2677569 - 09/25/17 08:06 AM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: patH]  
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 79
Pianist685 Offline
Full Member
Pianist685  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 79
Germany
I have not yet been to a piano party, but this post got me rather interested. I would prefer option 2), with or without boat trip. Playing the piano on a boat on the move (option 1) might be somewhat uncomfortable. If it should be September, then right at the beginning of the month since I got many appointments from September 12th onwards. Furthermore, the weather should not yet be a problem then.

#2677749 - 09/26/17 03:11 AM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: patH]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014
casinitaly  Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
Far far away
@Pianist 685 - It would be great to meet another European Pianist !


[Linked Image]
#2677754 - 09/26/17 05:25 AM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: patH]  
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,209
johan d Online content
1000 Post Club Member
johan d  Online Content
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,209
Belgium
Well, Belgium - Germany, will it ever be closer...? If nothing comes up, I might join.


Functional Ear Trainer on Android, ChordProg Ear Trainer and Ireal Pro
#2677760 - 09/26/17 06:27 AM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: johan d]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014
casinitaly  Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
Far far away
Originally Posted by johan d
Well, Belgium - Germany, will it ever be closer...? If nothing comes up, I might join.



Our very first one was in Brussels!
Where in Belgium are you? You could host 2019!

It would be lovely to meet you, in either country!


[Linked Image]
#2677763 - 09/26/17 06:50 AM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: casinitaly]  
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,209
johan d Online content
1000 Post Club Member
johan d  Online Content
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,209
Belgium
Originally Posted by casinitaly
Originally Posted by johan d
Well, Belgium - Germany, will it ever be closer...? If nothing comes up, I might join.

Our very first one was in Brussels!
Where in Belgium are you? You could host 2019!
It would be lovely to meet you, in either country!

20 km from Brussels :-), but I guess I wasn't into piano playing back then. btw Belgium is only 300 km from top to bottom or from right to left :-) +-200 miles


Functional Ear Trainer on Android, ChordProg Ear Trainer and Ireal Pro
#2677819 - 09/26/17 11:22 AM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: johan d]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014
casinitaly  Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,713
Far far away
Originally Posted by johan d
Originally Posted by casinitaly
Originally Posted by johan d
Well, Belgium - Germany, will it ever be closer...? If nothing comes up, I might join.

Our very first one was in Brussels!
Where in Belgium are you? You could host 2019!
It would be lovely to meet you, in either country!

20 km from Brussels :-), but I guess I wasn't into piano playing back then. btw Belgium is only 300 km from top to bottom or from right to left :-) +-200 miles


My husband and I have visited Belgium several times- and driven through it too smile
The Brussels party was in July 2013, looks like you may have started a few months after that.


[Linked Image]
#2678803 - 09/30/17 12:42 PM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: patH]  
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,069
SwissMS Online content
2000 Post Club Member
SwissMS  Online Content
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,069
Costa del Sol
I love the idea of a European Piano Party in Germany in the Rhine area. I love it there! I just returned from a visit there, and it was lovely. I would prefer September over July because I prefer the cooler fall weather, and I think it could be less crowded and easier to find a venue. However, I am happy with either time. Option two is my choice. There are several nice towns between Rudesheim and Boppard that have nice hotels, but I do not know of one with a piano. The River cruise boats stop at all of the towns. I really like the idea of a boat cruise on one of the days.

OK, I am already excited about this!

#2680177 - 10/06/17 05:27 PM Re: European Piano Party 2018 in Germany? [Re: patH]  
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 769
patH Offline
500 Post Club Member
patH  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 769
Germany
Quick update: I am now looking for a location on the Rhine with a grand piano; not on a ship; for September 2018. This seems to be the most popular option.
The search is not easy. I will inform you if I find a location. It might be a hotel, or an academy; or something else. The instrument has to be a grand piano.


Everything is possible, and nothing is sure.

Moderated by  Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
To buy or not a kawai acoustic piano?
by hobby. 10/17/17 08:24 AM
PT brittleness in high notes
by Chris Warren. 10/17/17 06:43 AM
Delete Account
by Cobrun Sells. 10/17/17 02:13 AM
Two Masters!
by DavidWB. 10/17/17 01:10 AM
LA area tech for digital Kawai?
by Joe Garfield. 10/17/17 12:19 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics182,337
Posts2,665,149
Members88,982
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0