Sir András Schiff debuts new Bösendorfer concert grand at BBC proms

29 August 2016
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The pianist specified the Bösendorfer 280VC concert grand piano for his Prom concert last night 29 August


The world renowned and critically acclaimed pianist Sir András Schiff recently specified the Bösendorfer 280VC concert grand piano for his solo performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra at this year’s BBC Proms.


The BBC Proms, Founded in 1885 and held annually in London, is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral and classical concerts held in the Royal Albert Hall. Comprising over 70 concerts, it is a highlight of the international classical and orchestral music calendar, featuring many of the world’s finest musicians.


This performance marks the latest high profile international outing for this remarkable piano and follows Sir András’s personal selection of a 280VC for his series of concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall earlier this year.


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Sir András is a Bösendorfer fan of long standing and said, “In the world of globalization, where pianists basically play all the music on one sort of piano, we desperately need change and variety. Please listen without prejudice, with open ears and hearts.”


The 280VC is the result of over five years of intensive research and development at Bösendorfer in Vienna. This magnificent instrument remains true to the famed Bösendorfer sound and tradition, the demands of globally significant and discerning artists dictating the selection of materials and the approach to the building and design processes.


Sir András Schiff is one of the world’s most in-demand pianists, conductors and lecturers, and his frequent selection of the Bösendorfer 280VC (Vienna Concert) will doubtless draw renewed interest from concert halls, recording studios and artists throughout the world.


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