February 15, 2018
The most recent session of the Meetup group Let’s Play the Piano! (18 February) was a little different to previous ones: the focus was on ‘non-classical’ genres – jazz, blues, show tunes, light music and pop – and all attendance contributions were donated to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity in support of their music therapy project.
Angela, a representative of RMCH as well as a regular member of Let’s Play the Piano!, was on hand to discuss the charity’s work and to take receipt of the group’s fantastic donation of £276. A tremendously fun afternoon for local pianists doing what they love for a wonderful cause!
If you would like to join Let’s Play the Piano!, you can get in touch with its organiser Ben Richards via email@example.com.
February 10, 2018
We’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for music lovers and musical lovers, from books of love songs to violin chocolates and pink ukuleles, from perennial Richard Clayderman favourite ‘Ballade pour Adeline‘ to unexpected offerings like Janáček’s second string quartet ‘Intimate Letters‘…
Have a browse online or come instore to view our lovely Valentine’s display in our sheet music department!
February 5, 2018
We were delighted to see Susan Bettaney back at Forsyth yesterday for our first European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) workshop of the year.
The all-day in-store event provided young and amateur pianists with invaluable insights and performance experience on one of our glorious Schimmel Konzert grands in front of a lovely audience.
You can take part too – join us for Susan’s next EPTA workshop on 20 May!
February 3, 2018
On Wednesday (31 January) there was a rare and wonderful opportunity to hear an internationally-renowned pianist perform locally for free with a programme close to his heart: Murray McLachlan played his own transcriptions of Rachmaninov and Busoni – as a duo with his wife Kathryn Page – as well as beautiful piano works by Marcus Blunt, a British contemporary composer he has long championed.
January 18, 2018
The RNCM’s prestigious annual event dedicated to bowed strings, guitar and harp was focused this year on British and French music (Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 January 2018).
We teamed up with leading international publishers Bärenreiter and Edition Peters to offer a wide range of solo, chamber and educational publications as well as a selection of string instruments, accessories and gifts, all available for sale as part of the exhibition on the RNCM concourses.
January 2, 2018
Events at Forsyth: Murray McLachlan plays Marcus Blunt & Rachmaninov! | Plus EPTA Piano Workshop, Learn to Play Day & RNCM Strings Festival
Welcome to a new year of events at Forsyth!
This month we look forward to a very special in-store performance by Murray McLachlan, featuring the work of a composer he has long championed, Marcus Blunt (a former member of staff at Forsyth!), alongside his own transcription of a concerto movement by Rachmaninov. The event celebrates their new CD and sheet music releases, which you will be able to discuss with Murray and Marcus, purchase at discounted prices and even have signed!
In February, we have the latest in our series of EPTA piano workshops with Susan Bettaney, while in March – earlier than usual this year – the enormously enjoyable Learn to Play Day returns: if you’ve always wanted to play an instrument but never had the chance, or if your children are trying to decide on an instrument to take up at school, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy friendly, expert taster lessons for free!
But first, we are off to the Royal Northern College of Music to showcase our extensive ranges of sheet music, instruments and accessories for string players at the RNCM Strings Festival 2018.
December 27, 2017
Don’t miss our post-Christmas sales and discounts! Pianos, guitars and lots more at up to 50% off – a brilliant chance to bag a real bargain. Offers must end 12 February 2018!
Call into our Manchester store or buy online now: BROWSE SALE HERE!
December 6, 2017
An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Forsyth acoustic piano sales team in a part time 3-4 day role. Closing date 20th December. Interviews 9th and 10th January 2018. Click here for further details.