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.

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.

Zoltán Fejérvári (Hungary)

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM

Wellspring Theater

Gabriela Montero

Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 PM

Chenery Auditorium

Nikita Mndoyants (Russia)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Wellspring Theater


Gilmore Piano Labs

Registration begins on September 4.

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