Event Hire

Markson Pianos are London’s leading piano hire company for ALL types of events – both domestic and commercial.

ALL types of events

Domestic and Commercial, Weddings, Recitals, Concerts, Prop Hire, and Photo shoots.

Preferred Supplier

Marksons are preferred event suppliers to many of the prestigious venues in the U.K, and ‘demanded’ by some of the top performers in both the classical and popular music fields

Quality technicians

Transport by highly skilled removers, and on-site tuning arranged by us using top quality technicians.

Over 40 years experience in the industry


Our client list includes the Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal Albert Hall, National Portrait Gallery, as well as venues and theatres including the Donmar, Royal National Theatre, Bush Theatre, Children’s Theatre, and Hackney Empire. We have close links with many artistes such as Jools Holland, Elton John, Jamie Cullum, and James Blunt to name but a few.

Our event hire team have developed wide skills from the worlds of theatre, concert, and event production and offer friendly and informed advice on every aspect of piano hire. We understand the unique nature of event management and aim to provide the best possible pianos, prepared, and tuned perfectly to assist each performance.

Over many years we have ‘road-tested’ a wide variety of instruments for their suitability and durability within the event hire market. Since the mid-1990’s we have specialised in using the Yamaha range of pianos which we renew approximately every three years. They meet every criterion for reliability, classic good looks, and musicality.
These pianos are constructed in such a way as to make them reliable, robust, durable, and stable; all these being vital aspects within event hire specification.

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A stunning example of one of our Yamaha baby grands delivered to The Burlington Arcade for the switching on of their Christmas lights. Elegantly tinkering on the keys is @camdenmusique.  The lights were ignited by the one and only Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The types of events we provision for:

  • Recitals and Concerts
  • Theatre performances
  • Weddings and private functions
  • Film and TV
  • Large events – such as The Olympics 2012, Glastonbury Festival, V, and many more
  • Photographic and Video Shoots

Our current event hire stock list:

Digital pianos:

  • Yamaha CP300 stage piano (black satin)
  • Yamaha CLP-765 digital grand piano (black polished)
  • Yamaha CLP-765 digital grand piano (white polished)

Acoustic upright pianos:

  • Yamaha B1 compact upright piano (black polished)
  • Yamaha P116 medium sized upright piano (black polished)
  • Yamaha DU1 Enspire (Disklavier) upright piano (black polished)

Acoustic grand pianos:


  • Yamaha C1X 5’3″ baby grand (black polished)
  • Yamaha C1 5’3″ Silent SH baby grand (black polished)
  • Yamaha C1 5’3″ baby grand (Traffic light red polished)
  • Yamaha C3X 6’1″ boudoir grand (black polished)
  • Yamaha C3X 6’1″ Silent boudoir grand (black polished)
  • Yamaha C3 6’1″ boudoir grand (white polished)
  • Yamaha S6X 6’11” grand (black polished)
  • Yamaha DC7 Enspire (Disklavier) 7’6″ grand (black polished)
  • Yamaha CFX 9′ concert grand (black polished)
  • Bosendorfer 280VC 9′ concert grand (black polished)
Absolutely love using Markson’s Pianos… I found my John Brinsmead there that I use and record with it every day at home..
I’ve used it for recording on many albums including Sam Smith records as well as the entire Ted Lasso soundtrack amongst many others…

I’ve played my piano on all my social media platforms to deliver the best quality sounds. Their pianos are of the highest quality and their follow up service is second to none.

They always have a great range of pianos for hire with fantastic tone.. perfect for recording and live shows also.”

Reuben James

Event Hire Enquiry Form

This form is designed to be a starting point in the process of your piano event hire. Please give as much detail as possible.

Event hire form

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Event Information

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