Chetham's International Summer School
and Festival for Pianists

Chetham's School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB

Thursday 15 August – Tuesday 27 August 2019

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Tours of Forsyth's Piano Workshops, Showrooms
and Private Collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments!

Forsyth Brothers Limited, 126 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GR

Wednesday 21 August 2019: 12.30pm – 1.30pm or 2pm – 3pm

Tuesday 27 August 2019: 1pm – 2pm

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For the 12th year, Forsyth is proud to be sponsoring the Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists. The Summer School is Europe's largest such event devoted exclusively to the piano and incorporates the International Piano Series of public concerts at the Stoller Hall, featuring solo recitals and concerto evenings with such luminaries as Benjamin Frith, Martin Roscoe, Eric Lu, winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018, and Angela Hewitt, who will perform Bach's Goldberg Variations.

We are providing over 20 top-quality Schimmel, Yamaha and Kawai pianos – from uprights to concert grands! – for masterclasses, teaching and practice as well as an extensive pop-up shop of sheet music and recordings within the school.


Above: a workshop with Kathryn Page on a Forsyth piano in the Whiteley Hall (left)
and our pop-up shop in the Oglesby Atrium (right) during the 2018 Summer School

At our historic five-storey premises on Deansgate in the city centre – only a 10- to 15-minute walk from Chetham's – we will also be taking participants and members of the public on behind-the-scenes tours of our piano workshops, offering a rare and fascinating insight into the inner workings of pianos, how they are serviced by our on-site team and the differences between makers. This year's tours will also include exclusive access to Forsyth's private collection of historical keyboard instruments!