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A guide to hiring a piano for your event in 2022

A guide to hiring a piano for your event
Published: 7 September 2022
Noah Markson

At Markson Pianos, we are often asked if we provide a piano event hire service and the answer is: ‘Yes!’

We have noticed a growing demand for grand, baby grand and upright pianos required on a short-term basis for use at a range of events – something we’re happy to accommodate.

Where can I hire a piano for an event?

We have been in business for more than a century, and throughout that time we have facilitated concert piano hire for the biggest names in music at some of the most prestigious events held in London.

We are proud to offer a wide selection of models from the most renowned piano manufacturers in the world.

How to choose the right piano for your event

Our grand and upright pianos are available in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes – meaning there will be one to match your individual requirements.

Whether it’s a milestone birthday, anniversary, or even a wedding that will be enriched by the mellow tones of a grand piano, we guarantee our team can help.

We also provide hire pianos for concerts and shows where many musical talents, orchestras and bands expect unwavering sound quality.

The staff at Markson will consider the stage measurements, a venue’s acoustics, and the quality of the instrument to ensure the best performance.

If you are interested in event piano rentals, don’t hesitate to speak to us.

Type of events we provide for

We regularly provide hire pianos for professional pianists, orchestras and theatres.

In the past, our pianos have been hired for use at venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall and the National Portrait Gallery.

We also supply pianos for use in TV, film and recording studios in addition to music events like Glastonbury, V Festival and many more.

Piano event hire is popular too for universities, schools, corporate events, weddings and other celebrations.

We are also often approached by music students and individuals looking to hire a piano to practice instead of incurring the cost of buying an instrument.

With that in mind, we also offer long and short-term hires and rent-to-buy schemes for those wanting to enjoy the experience of having a piano in their own home.

Whatever you need to make your event run smoothly, the Markson team will be able to advise and assist.

Key questions to ask the venue

Before hiring a piano for an event, it is always worth checking your chosen venue has the facilities to accommodate one, as well as the necessary licences and resources to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Some key questions to ask include:

  • Does your venue’s license permit live music?
  • If so, is there a live music curfew?
  • Similarly, are there any other restrictions on live performances?
  • How much space is available for a piano?
  • Can a piano be transported easily in and out of the venue?
  • Is there sufficient unloading and parking available for our transportation team?

If you are unsure whether a venue is suitable, we recommend that you speak to a Markson team member who will be able to assist.

How much is concert piano hire?

The price for hiring one of our pianos depends on its make, model and size, as well as the length of time you need it.

As part of our event piano rental service, we transport, set up and tune the instrument so it arrives safely and is ready to use.

How to contact us

If you have any upcoming events, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

As London’s leading piano hire company, we are happy to offer a wide range of options for every occasion.

Feel free to browse our selection of grand and upright pianos our Event and Tour Hire page.

For further information, get in touch with our team by dialling 020 7935 8682 or email us at info@marksonpianos.com