Piano

Instrument Family

Percussion

Reads

Treble and Bass Clef

Modern Instrument Invented

Early 1700s

Fun Facts

  • The first piano was made in Italy.
  • The piano has 88 keys.
  • The piano commonly featured with an orchestra is called the ‘Grand Piano.’
  • You play the piano with your hands and your feet. Your hands play the ‘keys’ while your feet push the ‘pedals.’

Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Piano

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Watch Columbus Symphony Associate Pianist Caroline Hong introduce the piano!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring the Piano

  • None at this time

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