Music Network announces The Piano Scheme 2017

30 November 2016

Wednesday 30th November


The Piano Scheme 2017 

supported by Jeffers Pianos, in association with Galway Jazz Festival and Music Network


Music Network is delighted to announce the details of The Piano Scheme 2017, a new opportunity for musicians supported by Jeffers Pianos, in association with Galway Jazz Festival.

Central to the scheme is the aim to provide access to concert standard pianos for professional musicians resident in Ireland and working in jazz/improvised music, for public performances throughout the country.

Initiated by Galway Jazz Festival, in partnership with Music Network and supported by Jeffers Pianos, its objectives are to:

  • Facilitate increased employment opportunities, and promote fair remuneration, for Ireland-resident musicians
  • Increase regional access to live jazz/improvised music performance for audiences
  • Develop the range of promoters programming jazz/improvised music throughout Ireland.

Speaking about the scheme, Sharon Rollston, Music Network CEO commented, “We are delighted to be working with Galway Jazz Festival and Jeffers Pianos on this new scheme which in its first year will offer 10 free piano hires around the country, increasing performance opportunities for jazz/improvising musicians outside Dublin.”

Applicants should submit their application to Music Network by email by 12pm, Thursday 19th January 2017. Application procedure and guidelines available at

For further information on The Piano Scheme, please contact Andreas Ziemons, Operations Administrator, Tel: +353 1 4750224 Email:


For media queries please contact: Louise Walsh, Communications Manager, Music Network: (01) 4750224