Rare and Important Piano Collection
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) seeks to lead the world in historical keyboard instrument teaching and research. This unique goal is driven by individual passion, guided by local expertise, and enhanced by an international community eager to support us.
As the custodian of Australia’s preeminent public collection of rare and important pianos – including the First Fleet piano – ECU plans to position WAAPA as a hub for collaboration and innovation around piano performance, education, conservation, restoration and maintenance. We will draw musicians, music scholars, tourists, and the world’s media to connect with us, and share the ambition to create fresh and substantial economic and cultural impact in WA through a respect for the piano and its music. Welcome to our journey to make Perth the cross disciplinary centre for all things piano.