Gilmore Keyboard Festival

April 25 – May 12, 2018

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.

From classical to jazz in presentations from solo recital to musical theater, our Festival continually achieves acclaim for presenting music of the highest artistic caliber.

2018 Festival Events

Our Festival events showcase some of the most notable and accomplished pianists and keyboard musicians in the world.

Plan Your Visit

Kalamazoo is filled with world-class attractions, outdoor festivals and recreation, and a variety of cultural institutions.

Gilmore Festival Radio Series

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network in collaboration with The Gilmore, this 13-part radio series was recorded at the 2016 Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

2016 Festival Photography

The story of the 2016 Gilmore Keyboard Festival told through the photography of its events.

2014 Festival Photography

A look back at the performers and events from the 2014 Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Past Festival Artists

The list of the artists that have performed at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival read like a Who's Who of the musical world.

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Keyboard Festival

2018 Festival Events


Gilmore Family Concert: Chasing Chopin

Saturday, April 21

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