Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

05/10/14 - Kalamazoo, MI: Gilmore Keyboard Festival - John Legend at Chenery. © Chris McGuire Photography.

April 29 — May 14, 2016

Presented biennially over three weeks in April and May, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is internationally recognized as America’s most prestigious piano music festival. The Gilmore’s nearly 100 Festival events showcase some of the most notable and accomplished pianists and keyboard musicians in the world along with artists just emerging on the international stage. The next Festival will be held April 29 through May 14, 2016.

The Festival’s unique setting throughout West Michigan is a major contributor to its success. The stunning natural beauty of nearby Lake Michigan and rolling countryside filled with orchards, wineries, art galleries and farmers markets add to the eclectic mix of piano and keyboard music. From classical to jazz in presentations from solo recital to musical theater, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival continually achieves acclaim for presenting music of the highest artistic caliber.

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Presenting Partners

Symphonic Series Sponsor

Jazz Series Sponsor


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