brunch cruise with prosecco & the classics | The Piano Boat
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Beautiful music and an experience for every occasion.
The world's most intimate concert hall
Escape for a few hours with a unique brunch and recital experience in a luxurious environment on board The Piano Boat.
11am-2.30pm on select Wednesdays
Harefield, Uxbridge, UB9 6PE (meeting details below)
Indulge in a relaxing late morning brunch and Prosecco cruise with a piano recital featuring a programme of 'classical evergreens'. The Piano Boat 'Rachmaninov' will be your venue - a unique canal boat built in 2020, and designed specifically for musical gatherings, holidays and events.
The Piano Boat is host to a brand new Steinway Model A grand piano, ensuring you always the finest musical experience. We only take a maximum of 8 guests each cruise, so you will never feel over-crowded.
10:30 | Meet at The Bear on the Barge
10:45 | Safety briefing and boarding
11:00 | Departure
14:30 | Return to base and disembarkation
After departure, we will cruise to a quiet location on the canal for the recital. Enjoy select classical favourites, and your performer and captain of the vessel, Masayuki Tayama, will personally guide you through the programme. The musical element of the afternoon will last around 30 minutes.
Brunch and Prosecco will be served during cruising.
Smoked salmon flatbread
Banana bread with vanilla ricotta and fresh raspberries
Apple and cinnamon muffins
Fruit and seed flapjacks
Tea & Coffee
'Not only to be considered as a fresh departure from other fine pianists of the present day, but daring... with a few touches of genius.'
A celebrated interpreter of Rachmaninov’s piano music, Masayuki Tayama has performed all of his Piano Concertos and is currently in the midst of a project to record and perform his complete solo works for piano, a monumental feat which few have attempted, and his recordings have been met with accolades and critical acclaim.
His international and radio performance debuts took place at the age of 10 in Amsterdam’s Concertgebow, and were the start of a highly successful career. He regularly performs in some of the country’s most eminent concert venues, and his debut appearance at Wigmore Hall sold out.
Now, you have the opportunity to hear him live in an intimate environment like no other, with a thoughtfully selected programme of works. A musician with a passion for boats, Masayuki will also be your captain on board The Piano Boat!
Experience the music up close on a superb instrument under the fingertips of a master.
The Bear on the Barge, Moorhall Road, Harefield, Uxbridge, UB9 6PE
Please ensure you are at the meeting point no later than 10:30. We regret that we are unable to wait for guests not arriving by the designated time.
Parking is available at The Bear on the Barge, and there is non-restricted parking available on the roadside. The nearest underground stations are Uxbridge and Northwood, then a bus or taxi will take you to the meeting point.
Neither The Piano Boat nor The Bear on the Barge can take responsibility for your vehicle or possessions, so please ensure you do not leave any valuables in the car.