Piano Week goes global

n many ways, its name, Piano Week International Festival and Summer School, doesn’t do justice to this extraordinary musical venture or, more accurately, adventure. For a start, it’s a touring festival and summer school held over multiple weeks and in multiple countries. And while its primary focus is the piano and acquiring the skills and knowledge to play it well, it’s also, in the rare period of downtime available and because it has a residential aspect, a holiday where people, who share a passion for the instrument, can

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