Help support us. Choose your gift:
Your donation has been added to your basket! Thanks!
Sorry, there was an error. Please reload the page and try again.

Queries, group & access bookings: 0333 130 0967
Phones 2-4pm | Counter sales 1-2.30pm
Monday to Friday and one hour before each concert

Sarah Nicolls: The Inside Out Piano

  • Monday 19 August 2019, 7pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £16-£11
Book tickets

“Nicolls is a genuinely ‘edgy Brit’, and what she does should be happening every week of the year”’ Guardian

Sarah Nicolls invented her unique ‘Inside-Out Piano’ to be able to play on the strings more easily. This means she can easily pluck, strum, play harmonics, knock percussively, use handheld objects to ‘prepare’ and strike the strings and combine all of this with regular piano keyboard playing. Once it was built, she discovered that the piano also had many other properties that were unexpected – most surprisingly, it could swing. This concert will include music from Sarah’s solo albums of her own compositions and the shows she has made with the piano, whilst also containing new pieces.

Sarah describes her music as ’simple melodies shrouded in strange sounds’ and she combines playing the keyboard and the strings with computer sounds and processing. There are a vast array of magical and unusual sounds to hear, and to see being created more clearly than on any other piano. This concert will seek to take the audience on the journey of discovery which Sarah herself has been on with this incredible instrument, hearing it both at its simplest and in its richest, with multi-layered textures. There may also be time to share some of the surprises too.

All dates & times

No upcoming events

You may also like

  1. The Stoller Hall

    SNOWED IN AT HOME - THE APEX SINGERS - Broadcast

    Sat 12 December 2020, 7:30pm

    Online Event – Part of our Around The World in 80 Concerts series “Stunning – I love everything that they do!”...

  2. The Stoller Hall

    Chetham's Jingle Brass & Jazz - Live Broadcast

    Tue 15 December 2020, 7:30pm

    Chetham’s Senior Brass and Jazz Ensembles present a very festive performance, broadcast live from The Stoller Hall! From the big...

  3. The Stoller Hall

    Chetham's Christmas Chorus, with special guest Clive Mantle - Live Broadcast

    Thu 17 December 2020, 7:30pm

    The final concert of 2020 from The Stoller Hall promises to be one to remember! Chetham’s Christmas Chorus will bring...

  4. Chetham's School of Music

    Chetham’s Virtual Open Day

    Sat 9 January 2021, 10am

    Join us from 10am a packed day of interactive sessions and behind the scenes insights into life at the UK’s...