#017 March 2017 Pianoforte

Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn't hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener - Nils Frahm

With Piano Day just around the corner (29th March - the 88th day of the year!), we've designed this month’s Journal specifically to tickle your ivories. Spitfire rising stars Homay and Oliver have created an amazing hybrid piano piece recorded with our pals at Air-Edel studios. Christian goes on two quests: one to find out how they make pianos at the Schimmel factory; the other to find the perfect virtual piano for drama by looking at all of Spitfire’s pianos. This month’s Quick Tip serves up some reverb-y piano treats and includes a completely free and awesome gift! Pascal offers up a hilarious take on pianos in his “Hammer Time” article, and if that's not quite enough Joannas for you in one month - and you gear heads are feeling under-nourished - we return to Iceland to visit Addi 800’s studio and dribble all over his eye-watering collection of kit.