Most memorable piano moments of the decade

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By Ellie Palmer

23 December 2019

We take a look back at some of the best, most stressful, most shocking and most emotional moments of the decade

Brazilian pianist Eliane Rodrigues takes her performance below the stage

 

Maria João Pires expects another Mozart concerto... but recovers effortlessly

 

Tokio Myers becomes the first-ever pianist to win a British talent show

 

A cell phone stops Christian Zacharias' Haydn performance

 

Tchaikovsky finalist An Tianxu undone by an administrative error

 

Nobuyuki Tsujii bursts into tears playing his piece for the victims of the Japanese Tsunami in 2011

 

Elton John surprises crowd in London train station

 

Daniil Trifinov wins the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition

 

Domingos Antonio-Gomes breaks world record for most piano keys hit in one minute