A piano set aside for me

In February of 2016, Sir Elton John had a piano shipped into St Pancras International rail station in London. (He didn’t have to; there are several pianos scattered around already.) Sir Elton played a few bits, then officially donated the piano to the station.

I get the impression that not everyone would touch it because it’s Elton John’s Piano, fergoshsakes, and surely our little keyboard noodlings are unworthy of this black-lacquered Yamaha.

Vika Yermolyeva’s keyboard noodlings are extremely worthy, as we see here:

What’ll you bet that at least one of the spectators missed his train?

I commend to you her entire YouTube channel.


  1. McG »

    7 June 2017 · 6:48 pm

    A well-deserved standing ovation, though nowhere near the roar of applause she should be getting.

  2. ETat »

    8 June 2017 · 6:50 am

    Interesting route for a classical pianist.
    Survival of the fittest, all that…

  3. J T »

    8 June 2017 · 1:17 pm

    “You’ll miss your train”

    “Don’t care!”

  4. jsallison »

    9 June 2017 · 8:34 am

    At first I read, St Pancreas? Really? All honor, laud and glory to internal organs, obviously, but what about St Appendix?

  5. nightfly »

    9 June 2017 · 1:09 pm

    I far prefer this to 800+ repetitions of a high B note in one minute.

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