Gilmore Keyboard Festival

April 22 – May 10, 2020

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.

The schedule for the 2020 Gilmore Keyboard Festival will be announced in November 2019.

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.

Live Streams

The Gilmore is proud to announce that select Festival performances will be live streamed for free on our website.

2018 Festival Photography

The story of the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival told through the photography of its events.

2018 Festival Brochure

View the brochure for the 2018 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.

More from The Gilmore

Live Stream

Kirill Gerstein

Watch the replay from his 2018 Festival performance.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Help share the experience of seeing the world's greatest musicians


Piano Camp

A week-long camp devoted to piano study and music making.

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