Exhibitions presenting pianos of different makers and ages, history of piano playing, pianists and instruments take place during the festival. Mastercourses by famous guest artists is a tradition as well as broadcasting many concerts by the Estonian Classical Radio.
Tallinn Piano Festival is a unique piano week. The festival has a special aura that attracts large audiences from Estonia and neighbouring countries, making it a prestigious event to perform at. Nelson Freire, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Piotr Anderszewski, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Mikhail Pletnev, Cyprien Katsaris, Nikolai Luganski, Stephen Kovacevich, Angela Hewitt, Alexandre Tharaud, Pascal Rogé, Paul Lewis, Stephen Hough, Arcadi Volodos are just a few of the pianists who have performed at the festival.
Tallinn is an enchanting historic city, its mediaeval Old Town listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Between concerts one can gleefully roam the medieval streets, relax in cafeterias, and gaze at the stunning panorama of the city from the slopes of Toompea.