Concert & event hire
Do you have an upcoming event and need to rent a piano? Chamberlain Pianos has been hiring pianos for events including weddings, parties, concerts and stage productions for almost 30 years and we have a wide range of instruments available to hire. All rental pianos are either new or very recent models and are expertly maintained by our in-house technical team. We can offer sound advice on the best size of instrument, and whether an acoustic or digital, upright or grand piano will be best suited to your needs. Before your hire begins, we can take care of all the fine details making it as stress free as possible, from delivery and tunings to arranging insurance and liaising with events staff.
Case study 1:
Chamberlain Pianos was approached by Opera South who were staging a production of Jonathan Dove’s opera 'Mansfield Park', based on the Jane Austen novel, at Haslemere Hall, a beautiful Edwardian local theatre.
Dove’s original four-hands piano accompaniment required a quality grand piano with a rich and thunderous bass and a sparkling, singing treble. We selected and supplied a new Blüthner Model 4 grand piano for the job, a stunning 6’11 instrument handcrafted in the historic city of Leipzig, Germany from only the finest quality materials.
A versatile and portable instrument was required for the upstairs rehearsal venue in South London. In order to offer a similar quality of tone to the grand piano booked for the performance, we selected a Blüthner e-Klavier1 digital piano which was perfectly suited and very well received by the pianists. When collecting the instrument for return to Haslemere our delivery agents were able to assist with transporting some props and costumes too.
‘We were delighted with the service we received from Chamberlain Pianos and your positive can-do approach. Nothing was too much trouble and the Blüthner grand piano looked and sounded exceptional. Thanks again for all your help. – Isabel Morgan, Opera South
Case study 2:
The Haslemere String Competition is a biennial event and forms a part of the Haslemere Festival, of which Chamberlain Pianos is a proud sponsor. The heats took place in late March, with the final taking place in May 2019 at St Christopher’s Church, and we were asked by the organisers to supply a grand piano to accompany the competitors, along with a suitable upright for the rehearsal room. Our experts selected a top quality, second-hand Yamaha C3 grand piano from our extensive stock list, a 6'1 Japanese built instrument and an industry standard performance piano which can be found in venues, schools and homes throughout the world. We also selected a recent Yamaha U1 upright piano for the rehearsal room, a good-sized instrument and a favourite of music teachers the world over. Both pianos which were a huge success.
‘Just wanted to say thank you for supplying two fabulous Yamaha pianos for the Haslemere String Competition this year. The pianos were excellent, the regulation and tuning impeccable and delivered with a smile, even at 7.30 on a Sunday morning! Thanks again’ - Ishani Bhoola, Waverley Ensemble
Whatever, whenever and wherever your event Chamberlain Pianos has the perfect piano for you! Contact our specialists on 01428 647593 or fill in our quotation request form.