In September 2018, a team of musicians and explorers took a grand piano into the Himalayas to break the record for the highest piano & harp concert ever performed.
They built an environmentally friendly concert hall from plastic bottles to perform compositions by Alex Stobbs based on Chopin’s work and they raised over £7000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The climate wasn’t the only challenge for the group as high altitudes can simulate the breathing difficulties caused by cystic fibrosis. Through this 5,000-metre-high concert, the group wanted to show how music can help overcome barriers and raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.
The Concert in the Clouds group are a team of musicians, composers and explorers who were all keen to do something a bit different to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Certainly a unique and interesting way to raise both awareness and funds. To find out more about the expedition click here. The piano was donated to a charity based in the Himalayas after the event.
Congratulations to all concerned.
Information kindly provided by The CF Trust.