Nils Frahm will play Manchester’s Albert Hall next month following the release of his new album, Solo.

The Berlin based classical pianist and composer released Solo on Erased Tapes Records as a free download, following a crowd funding campaign.

He will play the Albert Hall on Sunday, May 24.

Frahm combines classical and electronic music, adopting an unconventional approach to the piano in mixing the use of a grand piano, synthesizers and drum machines without using any loop effects.

The crowd funding initiative was part of Piano Day, a body created by Frahm and his friends to create several piano related projects.

The first of these was building the world’s tallest piano, the Klavins 450.

As the life-long dream of David Klavins, it even exceeds the currently largest upright piano there is, the Klavins M370.

Situated in Germany, Tübingen, 1.8 tons in weight, 3.7 meters high, its longest strings are about 10 feet in length.

And it was on this piano that Nils recorded eight improvised piano motifs in one sitting, which form his new ‘Solo’ album.

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