Gilmore International Piano Festival

Returns spring of 2024

The biennial Gilmore International Piano Festival in Kalamazoo celebrates the piano in all its variety and depth: including jazz, classical, pop, folk, swing, blues, gospel, and everything in between. You'll encounter the piano as a solo instrument, with orchestras, in trios and duos, in bands and ensembles, and even in digitized form. If you've never been to the Gilmore Piano Festival and even if you don't know much about piano music, there's definitely something for everyone with over 100 events in two weeks.

The next Gilmore Piano Festival will occur in 2024, however, there are plenty of great events from The Gilmore to enjoy in the meantime! Experience the best of classical and jazz piano legends, as well as new artists at the beginning of their careers.


Check out what's coming up this year to tide you over until the Gilmore Piano Festival is back in 2024:

Classical Piano Master | Jean-Yves Thibaudet 30 Mar

With a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has recorded more than 50 albums and performs a range of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire in worldwide venues. The 2022-23 season has him performing with colleagues including Renée Fleming, Itzhak…

Maria João Pires & Partitura Pianists 21 May

Maria João Pires launched the Partitura Project in Belgium in 2012, with the aim to encourage cooperation and social engagement among pianists, and balance the dynamic between artists towards altruism rather than competitiveness. She will conclude her nine-day workshop for…

Renée Fleming & Evgeny Kissin in Concert 27 May

Legendary soprano Renée Fleming and piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissin collaborate for a sensational recital performance, enhanced by their long-standing friendship. Among the most acclaimed singers of our time, Renée Fleming has sung for world leaders and occasions as varied as the…

The Gilmore's 2022 - 2023 season

Start your trip planning to Kalamazoo by booking tickets to a Gilmore show and then filling your stay with plenty of fun activities, attractions, dining and…

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