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21 Pianos Application



In what promises to be an unmissable event, King’s College Chapel will be hosting 21 pianos in one of its Chapel Late concerts.

The pianos are worth more than £50,000 and will be gifted to local schools and institutions. Apply below!

Taking place on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 10.00pm, the Nocturne for 21 Pianos is a collaboration between composer and King’s College Fellow in Music Richard Causton, the Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians (PCYM), King’s College Musical Society and Millers Music.

A reworking of Chopin’s original Nocturnes, the concert will see 21 local young musicians play 21 pianos simultaneously. With the pianos arranged in a large circle in the Chapel and the audience around the outside, it will be both a visual spectacle and an aural extravaganza, with a previous performance reviewed by the Times as “…eerie, ethereal and enchanting.”

Richard said: “This is a unique event for King's College Chapel and the sound and sight of 21 pianos in this wonderful space promises to be really memorable. As a child I studied at the Centre for Young Musicians, and I am very happy that pianists from the Peterborough and Saffron Walden branches of CYM will be joining forces with Cambridge University students for this very special performance. It’s a fantastic chance to play in such an awe-inspiring space.”

All 21 pianos have been provided by us, in celebration of our 160-year anniversary, and our Norwich-based sister store Cookes Pianos, for its 130-year anniversary. After the event, we will gift the pianos to schools and institutions across East Anglia,

Submissions are now open to schools, education centres, churches and community centres across East Anglia, see below! Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, including Richard Causton and Millers managing director, Simon Pollard. Closing date is 11pm 12th March 2017.

Attendees should arrive at 9.45pm for a 10pm start, with an estimated finish time of 10.50pm. Tickets are priced at £10 (concessions £5 and King’s members £2) and available to buy online at and Kings College Visitor Centre from 1st February. 




For any enquiries please contact Adele Scrivener on 01223 354452 or

Terms and conditions:

  • Winners of the giveaway will need to pay £150 + VAT for delivery
  • Only schools, community centres, churches and other education institutions in East Anglia are eligible to apply to receive a piano
  • A delivery date will be agreed between the school/institution and Millers Music
  • A comittee made up of Millers Music and Kings College members will decide on the winners
  • Closing date for all applications is 11 pm 12th March 2017

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