International Stretto Piano Festival

The first International Stretto* Piano Festival was hosted online by from 15 to 23 May 2021.

All 17 pianists performed on piano keyboards narrower than the conventional keyboard with its 6.5 inch octave.

The aims of this festival:

  • Raise awareness and promote the idea of alternate piano key sizes.
  • Promote and elevate the careers of the performers on these keyboards.
  • Assist in energizing a community of those who are proponents of this technology.

It is truly a unique event and the first of its kind, involving a worldwide collaboration of pianists.

The six countries represented: USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria and Brazil.

You can still purchase tickets and watch the performances at any time after the time of broadcast. Visit the festival website:

You can watch videos of two of the 2021 performers, Carol Leone and Eliana Yi, here:, and

The next Stretto festival will be held in June 2022.  There will be pianists from five continents performing. Watch out for more news in the coming months! 

*Stretto means narrow in Italian.

Media stories

Introductory videos for 2021 festival

Introductory video from co-artistic directors, Hannah Reimann, Carol Leone and Rhonda Boyle:-

Introductory video from Ulrike Wohlwender, from the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart (Germany):-

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