The Piano returns for series two on Channel 4

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A brand new series of The Piano comes to Channel 4 this month, starting on Sunday, 28 April at 9PM.


Claudia Winkleman will be back to host alongside judges Lang Lang, widely regarded as one of the greatest classical pianists of the modern era and Mika, universally recognised as one of the world’s great performers.

The new series will see the show expanded from five episodes to seven, once again creating incredible opportunities for undiscovered pianists to showcase their talent on public pianos across the UK, including some new iconic locations.

All Contributors blurred, with Claudia, Mika and Lang Lang in focus in reveal room
Claudia, Mika and Lang Lang

The new search begins in Manchester Piccadilly station, where they discover a classically trained boxer, a dance DJ with the voice of an angel, and an 80-year-old romantic who breaks their hearts. Who will they choose to play at the final concert?

In the spectacular finale of series one – Channel 4’s best-rating new format since 2017 – saw 13-year old pianist Lucy win performance of the night with her awe-inspiring rendition of Debussy Arabesque at the Royal Festival Hall in front of more than 2,000 spectators.

The new second series is one of two already confirmed by Channel 4 and follows a one-off Christmas special.

A one-off documentary has also been released, following series one winner Lucy and her piano teacher, Daniel. T

Ian Katz, Channel 4, Chief Creative Officer said: “In a world full of wannabes seeking their moment in the limelight, The Piano was a breath of fresh air. It celebrated ordinary people doing something extraordinary for the sheer love of it.


“From the 94-year-old widower who played in Glasgow station to find company to Lucy, the remarkable 13-year-old who stole the ‘nations hearts’. It took viewers on a remarkable emotional roller coaster and I’m delighted that it will be coming back from more British stations, next year.”

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