The Gilmore

About the Gilmore Keyboard Festival

April 25 to 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. 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 25 through May 12, 2018.

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

Bell's Eccentric CafeBronson Healthcare GroupThe Irving S. Gilmore FoundationW.K. Kellogg FoundationPNC BankThe Stryker Johnston Foundation