Keys In The City

An interactive journey through the history of keyboard instruments

 

Keys In The City is curated by international renowned Perth piano technician, Paul Tunzi.

Featuring WA’s most acclaimed pianists and educators from UWA & WAAPA performing on various instruments from the 1700’s to the present day.

Keys in the City

Additional activities free and open to the public 11am-3pm Saturday 2nd September

Junior music interactive space
City of Perth Library atrium

A grand, harpsichord and a fortepiano
These instruments will be available for children to play under supervision of a teacher
Kindly sponsored by UWA Junior music school program

Historical instrument collection
Government House supper room

A selection of the Stewart Symons collection to view
Including the First Fleet piano along with unique and rare keyboard instruments

City of Perth Library

City of Perth Library – Early instruments

 

1st Floor Auditorium
Duration: 45 mins

A Salon style intimate experience where small groups will gather around the performing artist while they demonstrate historically suitable repertoire.

Instruments
Clavichord,  Harpsichord,  Fortepiano,  Square piano

Presenters include:

  • Geoffrey Lancaster AM WAAPA
  • Stewart Smith WAAPA
  • Ceclia Sun UWA

Government House Ballroom

Government House Ballroom

 

Tour moves to Government House Ballroom
Duration: 30 mins

Instruments
Modern instruments

Presenters include:

  • Anna Sleptsova WAAPA
  • Grahame Gilling UWA
  • Raymond Yong UWA
  • Tom O’halloran WAAPA
  • David Wickham WAAPA

Details

Date & Time

Saturday 2 September 2017
Session commences at 10 am and then on the hour with the last tour at 2 pm.
Please allow 2-3 hours to enjoy the full experience.

Location

City of Perth Library
573 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000

Government House Ballroom
St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 6488 7836

Running concurrently throughout the day

 

You can also view samples from the Stewart Symonds Collection, including the first fleet piano in the Government House Ballroom Supper Room from 10am-4pm. Free entry, all welcome, no registration required.

 

Junior Music in the City

Interactive display: You will have the opportunity to play a grand piano, fortepiano and harpsichord.

 

Piano Donation

 

It was a primary school music teacher who 1st encouraged me to consider a career as a piano technician when I was only 10 yrs old. This lead to a music scholarship at Churchlands and then a placement in a local music store as trainee piano technician, again with the support and encouragement of the music teachers in my life.

This year I celebrate my 40th year as an internationally recognised piano technician.To say thank you to the community that first gave me this opportunity I’m excited to have arranged the following donation so the next generation of primary school students can hope to realise their musical dreams.

With the kind generosity of Kawai Austraila, supplier to University of Western Australia School of Music, and Yamaha Australia, supplier to Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowin University, two government primary schools have to chance to nominate and receive a Kawai Upright Piano Model K400 or a Yamaha Upright piano model U1JSG2PE.

Paul Tunzi
Master Piano Technician