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Adelaide Piano Busker

Adelaide Piano Busker

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Adelaide’s Peter Hacquoil is one of only a handful of piano buskers in the world. His instrument of choice is a Kawai upright piano on wheels he pushes around the city streets, navigating footpaths and curbs with relative ease.  Living in Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, Peter Hacquoil makes the trek to the city everyday to entertain passers-by and hone his craft.  He started studying classical piano in primary school but gave up music altogether for five years before playing in church which rekindled his love for the instrument.
 While some people busk to earn a living, for Peter the income is secondary to the joy he receives from making people happy through his work.  A busking veteran, Peter has been playing his trusty mobile piano all around the country for over 10 years.