vintage toy pianos, michelsonne, toy piano, Tricia Dawn Williams, contemporary pianist

TINY KEYS BIG SOUNDS

Vintage toy pianos & chamber orchestra

Kinderklavier is a unique concert portraying vintage toy pianos and chamber orchestra featuring pianist Tricia Dawn Williams. The first part of the programme portrays works for solo toy piano ex. Suite for a Musical Clock by Handel; piano and toy piano ex. Clowns at Night by George Crumb as well as the use of live electronics ex. In C by Terry Riley. The second part of the programme presents the toy piano with the chamber orchestra with a new arrangement of Parade by Erik Satie and Kinderklavier Concerto by Ruben Zahra

Programme

SUITE FOR A MUSICAL CLOCK by George Frideric Handel 

CLOWNS AT NIGHT (from Metamorphoses Book 1) by George Crumb 

SUITE FOR TOY PIANO by John Cage 

SATIE BLUES by Toby Twining

PAN'S LABYRINTH by  Javier Navarrete 

WATCH CHIMES (Carillon Theme) by Ennio Morricone 

LA VALSE DES MONSTRES by Yann Tiersen 

TIERKREIS (selection)  by Karlheinz Stockhausen 

CAROUSEL by Phyllis Chen 

IN C by Terry Riley

Composers have been taking the Toy Piano seriously throughout the 20th century especially after John Cage wrote the Suite for Toy Piano in 1948.”

Encore Arts & Culture Magazine - March 2021

a constantly changing kaleidoscope of styles, forms and melodies”

— Brno Contemporary Orchestra - Czech Republic 2022

Kinderklavier Concerto for toy pianos & chamber orchestra ... each movement portrays the toy piano within a different cinematic narrative”

— Malta Philharmonic Orchestra - April 2022