The Pirkanmaa Piano Festival
The Pirkanmaa Piano Festival is held every November. The festival was organised for the first time in 2016. This event features joint concerts and reviews by students from the various music institutions in the Tampere region. There are master classes for both basic-level music students and those students receiving vocational- or higher-level training. The festival also features at least one piano recital. In 2016, the performers included pianists from the Youth Piano Academy Finland, and the lead performer in 2017 was Hannu Alasaarela, the only European finalist in the International Maj Lind Piano Competition held earlier in the year.