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the music |The Piano Boat


The most spectacular feature of The Piano Boat is the wood clad Concert Saloon and magnificent grand piano. Music is at heart of your experience on board, whether that's for a Musical Soirée Cruise, Afternoon Tea Cruise, Musical Holiday, or special occasion with our Ebony & Ivory packages.

Relax in an immersive experience of breathtaking classical music and the intrigue of the hidden world of the canal network. Enjoy well-loved selections of classical repertoire, and perhaps discover previously unknown gems to become familiar favourites.

Your principal performer will be the outstanding pianist, Masayuki Tayama. Born in Japan, he spent much of his childhood in London, and had made his radio debut by the age of 10, going on to win several prizes at national and international competitions. Highly experienced as both a performer and pedagogue, his playing style is one of stunning sensitivity and incredible power. Extremely versatile, he specialises in the piano works of Rachmaninov, though is equally adept at and comfortable with the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and their contemporaries.


He has given performances at the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and Cadogan Hall, amongst others, and now plays exclusively for you in the world's most intimate concert hall.

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