How to win fame on a railway station piano

How to win fame on a railway station piano


norman lebrecht

September 30, 2015

A young Italian composer, Alberto Giurioli, struggling in London, went last week to try out his latest songs without words on the forecourt piano at St Pancras International station, gateway to Eurostar.

A passing journalist filmed him and posted the clip on Youtube.

The railway station management, liking what they saw, loaded the improvisation clip onto their vast travel engines.

As of this morning, Alberto had 28,814 views and the possibility of a meeting with Universal and Warner.

See? It can happen to anyone.


Alberto Giurioli


  • V.Lind says:

    I cranked that on while I was doing other things online. I was sorry when it ended.

    Hope the young man’s dreams come true.

  • Furzwängler says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find his compositions and playing mind-numbingly repetitive? I have to admire his enterprising spirit, though.

    • John Borstlap says:

      True…. there’s nothing there. Which makes it utterly suited to pop, film music, or background noise in airplanes or department stores.

  • marry says:

    Great piano. I also like it. Here a good piano guide: