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Behzod Abduraimov in concert
The young Uzbek, behzod Abduraimov, won the “InternationalLondon Piano Competition” and was 18 years old. His concerts are celebratedwith “standing ovatiuons”. The critics prophesy a great world career. He has a exclusiveagreement with the label Decca and his interpretation are full passion andtechnical refinements.He performed works by Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin,Camille Saint-Saens/arranged Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel at KlangraumWaidhofen Austria on the Bösendorfer concert grand 280.“Youth exploded as sheergenius in the form of the Tashkent-born (1990) Behzod Abduraimov’s recentappearance here [International Piano Series, Southbank Centre, London]. Whilethe lyric line of his Schubert Sonata in A, D664, was effortless and consummate,his Beethoven Appassionata Sonata was so vehemently expressive that he seemedto be taking music off the very edges of the keyboard, himself nearly fallingfrom his seat. He impressed, too, with ultra-virtuosic Liszt in the secondhalf. But spontaneity, not “cleverness”, was the dominant note.” (Paul Driver,The Sunday Times, December 2012)
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Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition 2013
The winner Jerry Léonide on the Bösendorfer grand piano
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Mozarteum International Summer Academy 2013
15th July to 24th August 2013 Salzburg, Austria
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Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden 2013
Cultural pleasure at Lake Traunsee
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Markson Pianos presents the 2013 Bösendorfer Concert Series At St Mary Magdalene Church, London
Following the success of its debut season, Marksons Pianos proudly presents the 2013 ‘Bösendorfer Concert Series’ in association with one of the worlds oldest and most famous piano manufacturers, Bösendorfer. The 2013 season features performances by both internationally renowned and rising classical and contemporary piano artists in the beautiful setting of St Mary Magdalene Church in London.
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Les Classiques de Villars
Cyprien Katsaris, pianist
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Shinji & Tomomi Shaku - Piano & Violin
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 7.30 pmBÖSENDORFER-SAAL im MOZARTHAUS VIENNADomgasse 5, 1010 Vienna (just behind St. Stephen's Cathedral)Tickets 15.-/students 10.-
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NEXT CONCERT in BÖSENDORFER-SAAL im MOZARTHAUS VIENNA
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7.30 pm
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Valentina Lisitsa on rectial tour
with our European Bösendorfer Partners
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An Exclusive Musical Portrait of Oscar Peterson
With James Pearson, Tom Cawley and Bösendorfer pianos at Chappell of Bond Street for The London Jazz Festival
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BÖSENDORFER Competition for Amateurs 2012. And the winner is....
Emanuela Zaharia – Donici (A medical Doctor/Germany)
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Montreux Jazz Festival 2012
Marialy Pacheco at Montreux Jazz Festival 2012
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Domenico Scarlatti - Complete piano recording on Music&Arts
The Italian pianist Carlo Grante has released the second volume of his own complete collection of Scarlatti's sonatas. He decided to perform the sonatas in the order preserved in the Parma manuscript. His instrument: the Bösendorfer Imperial piano.

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PAUL BADURA-SKODA's Birthday-"Party" at Beijing
The Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda (85) played full of musical power a concert in Beijing's "Forbidden City" Concert Hall.
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14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2013
The International Beethoven Piano Competition, an event that has been classified as guaranteeing the highest artistic renown and standard, will be organised by the  University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna for the forteenth time in June 2013.

Bösendorfer pianos will be played exclusively.
 
first Prize: A Bösendorfer Grand Piano Model 200 is donated by L. Bösendorfer GmbH. + € 8.000,-

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CD Presentation - Albert Frantz - Bösendorfer Showroom - 6.12.2012
A heartfelt congratulations to our Bösendorfer Artist, Albert Frantz, on his new CD!

On 6 December 2012, the American pianist Albert Frantz will present his CD of works by Charles-Valentin Alkan, released by the Gramola label, at Bösendorfer Downtown in Vienna.

Moderator: Richard Winter (Gramola CEO)


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Le Festival Musique et Neige 2013
Benjamin Moser, pianist
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Chopin & Liszt virtuosos, friends and prophets
Austrian debut of Aleksandra Mikulska
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14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna – Participants are nominated
At the international pre-selections which have been hold from January 31st until March 2nd, 2013 in Tokyo, New York City, London, Paris, Berlin, Bonn and Vienna following 36 participants were selected out of originally 259 applicants.
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THE MONTH OF BÖSENDORFER - THAILAND 2013
With 3 concerts SIAM MUSIC/Thailand celebrates "The Month of Bösendorfer". Dora Deliyska, Bösendorfer Artist (living in Vienna) will play there a piano recital on Tue, April 30, 2013.
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Saturday, May 18th 2013, 15:00 Piano concert Takashi Sato
Takashi SATO is among the up-and-coming pianists and is becoming established on the international concert scene. He has already won several piano competitions.The young pianist studied in the class of famous Prof. Arie Vardi in Hannover.
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Wörthersee Classics 2013
Music Festival "Wörthersee Classics" of Klagenfurt-Carinthia, Austria
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"Grante kicks up the music's dancing heels to the sky"
Recently, Italian pianist and Bösendorfer Artist Carlo Grante has released the second volume of his own complete collection of Scarlatti's sonatas. In June issue of Gramophone, reviewer Jed Distler receives the recordings with cheers.
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14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2013
The international Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is Austria's oldest international competition and ranks among the most renowned contests today. 
Founded 50 years ago, it is hosted by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna every four years.

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International Beethoven Piano Competition 2013
The Finale of the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna
10th-20th of June 2013
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"The Well-Tempered Clavier" 2 played by Gianluca Luisi Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Bösendorfer-Saal im Mozarthaus Vienna
The Italian pianist an Bach-Specialist, Gianluca Luisi performs with virtuosity J. S. Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" Book 2". It is an absolute MUST for friends of pianomusic and of Bach but also for those who want to see how Gianluca Luisi is playing this difficult compositions by heart.


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The 6th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition
The 6th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition (Jan. 6-13, 2013)
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

There is an option for the 1st prizewinner to play a concert at BÖSENDORFER-SAAL in Mozarthaus Vienna. Concert Information will follow as soon as we know more about the winner.

To apply, visit: herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/pianocompetition
Inquiries: pianocompetition@asu.edu
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Piano Concert with Behzod Abduraimov
Klangraum Waidhofen Austria in autumn 2012
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International Jenö Takacs Piano Competition
Intern. Jenö Takacs Piano Competition for Young Pianists 2012 of University of Graz, Institut-Oberschützen, Austria
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Piano Forte - Young talents 2006-2012
CD Presentation of the Concert Series Piano Forte
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Attersee Classics 2012
Kit Armstrong and Alfred Brendel at the Festival of Attersee Classics 2012
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International Summer Academy of University Mozarteum Salzburg 2012
International Summer Academy of University Mozarteum Salzburg
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Final Concert of National Competition
Final Concert of National Competition "prima la musica" of Lower Austria
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Wörthersee Classics 2012
Music Festival "Wörthersee Classics" of Klagenfurt-Carinthia, Austria
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19th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach/Wörthersee, Austria
The winners of the 19th Johannes Brahms Competition were elected!
In the final round for piano:
1. Mari SATO (1987), Japan
2. Kanako KURODA (1982), Japan
3. David HAUSKNECHT (1992), Czech Republic


Two winners (Mari Sato & David Hausknecht) are students of Prof. Avo Kouyoumdjian, professor at the University for Music and performing Arts Vienna since 1997.
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Valentina Lisitsa performs at Chappell of Bond Street
Press Release from DJPR / June 14
Your Invitation:  Visit or View as acclaimed concert pianist and You Tube sensation Valentina Lisitsa performs at Chappell of Bond Street, 152-160 Wardour Street, London this Saturday Valentina Lisitsa, the critically acclaimed concert pianist will be performing impromptu concert and open rehearsal sessions between 11am and 4pm in our historic piano hall this Saturday 16th June.
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OLGA KERN PLAYS BÖSENDORFER 290 IMPERIAL IN TORONTO CONCERT
Olga Kern, the sensational pianist who captured the world’s attention by winning the Gold Medal at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performed a recital with renowned violinist Vladimir Spivakov at The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. Produced by Showone Productions, this performance featured an Imperial 290 Bösendorfer provided by Robert Lowrey’s Piano Experts, the perfect partner to Spivakov’s magnificent Stradivarius Violin. The programme included Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano in d minor, Stravinsky ‘Suite Italienne’, Pärt Spiegel Im Spiegel, and Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano. 
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MONTH OF BÖSENDORFER IN THAILAND
The first Bösendorfer Piano Festival in Thailand, is presented by Siam Music Yamaha in June 2012.
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Valentina Lisitsa takes Bösendorfer Imperial to the Royal Albert Hall – 19 June 2012
Royal Albert Hall and IMG Artists present:
Valentina Lisitsa – 19 June 2012, Royal Albert Hall
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Markson Pianos presents the Bösendorfer Concert Series at St Mary Magdalene Church, London
Marksons Pianos has joined forces with one of the worlds oldest and most famous piano manufacturers, Bösendorfer, to proudly present the unique new ‘Bösendorfer Concert Series’ featuring performances by both internationally renowned and rising classical and contemporary piano artists in the beautiful setting of St Mary Magdalene Church in London.
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Austrians “Outstanding Artist” David Helbock plays in New York
On the 9th of November, 7:30 pm, David Helbock will team up with his frequent Austrian collaborators Simon Frick and Alfred Vogel, as well as NYC-based tubist extraordinare, Marcus Rojas for a concert evening at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City.
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"A heavenly Bösendorfer"
Founded in 1935, American Record Guide is America's oldest classical music review magazine. Recently they reviewed Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas played by well-known Italian pianist Carlo Grante (Vol.1).

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THE HALL IS COMPLETELY FULL - NO TICKETS AVAILABLE VALENTINA LISITISA in MOZARTHAUS VIENNA Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Valentina Lisitsa, the virtuoso Bösendorfer pianist and global internet phenomenon – whose YouTube channel has attracted over 44 million views, making her by far the most watched classical pianist in history – made her much-anticipated solo recital debut before an enraptured audience at London’s 5,000-seater Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 19 June on a Bösendorfer Imperial grand.

Universal Music/DECCA has edited a CD and DVD of this event and the real Valentina Lisitsa will be presented in Bösendorfer-Saal in Mozarthaus Vienna
on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets EURO 20.-
Every visitor will receive CD as well as DVD. Valentina will play pieces from Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev, she will talk with Dr. Christoph Ferch about her life as a pianist and artist.
Reservation +43-1-504 66 51-144 or 310 or 311.
stefan.radschiner@boesendorfer.com


Please note: Mrs. Lisitsa will make a "Live practice hour" at Bösendorfer-Stadtsalon on Wednesday, October 31 from 3 to 4 pm and from 6 to 7 pm.
Reservation required.
BÖSENDORFER STADTSALON, Bösendorferstraße 12, 1010 Vienna
Entrance directly from the streetside in Canovagasse (in the building of Vienna Musikverein)
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Tue May 22, 2012 Piano Recital with Akiko Tamura
7:30 pm

Tickets: 15,– Euro
Students: 10,– Euro

BÖSENDORFER-SAAL im MOzarthaus Vienna
1010 Wien
Domgasse 5

Tickets  Tel. 01-504 66 51-144
stefan.radschiner@boesendorfer.com
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CLEMENT PIANOS go live with Bösendorfer in Nottingham
Clement Pianos of Nottingham, widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading piano dealers is to become the first showroom in the region to offer the most luxurious and prestigious grand pianos from Bösendorfer, one of the worlds oldest and most famous piano manufacturers. To celebrate the historic arrival from Austria of an impressive collection of six of these magnificent pianos, Clement Pianos based in Lenton Boulevard has joined forces with Bösendorfer to host a unique series of entertaining and educational intimate piano performances and workshops by critically acclaimed classical and jazz artists.
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Matt Bellamy decided on Boesendorfer
Matt Bellamy of Muse, the famous British musician and songwriter, has recently purchased a Boesendorfer 225 for his personal use.
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Ferhan & Ferzan Oender at Festwochen Gmunden 2011
On august 14 the exceptional Piano Duo Ferhan & Ferzan Oender performed at Festwochen Gmunden. Works of Igor Strawinsky, Pablo Ziegler, Astor Piazzola as well as the pieces »Ballade Nazim« and »Sevenlere Dair« from their Turkish counterpart pianist and composer Fazil Say were on the programme.
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Fazil Say performed at “Europäische Wochen Passau”
Fazil Say is a frequent guest at international orchestras. Besides playing the piano, he composed many oratorios, piano concertos, pieces of music for chamber, orchestra and piano and many other songs. He is also a famous Jazz pianist and is honoured with more than 20 international prizes. Together with the Orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (conductor: Kenneth Sillito) he performed a concert evening on Bosendorfer on July 25.

In “Passauer Neue Presse” Gerhard Schroth reports in detail: www.pnp.de
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Red Bull Flying Bach conquers Europe
High culture meets urban art — Breakdancing world champions Flying Steps and opera director Christoph Hagel join forces to visualize Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. European Tour with stops in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey. BULL BACH, BÖSENDORFER: The Austrian traditional grand piano is constant tour companion.
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Bosendorfer Grand Piano is the Luxury Choice of Roger Waters on Desert Island Discs
Musician and composer Roger Waters selected a Bosendorfer grand piano as his luxury item if he were to ever find himself marooned on a desert island.
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Bösendorfer Sponsors the Open Goldberg Project
By providing concert grand with CEUS recording technology Bösendorfer will sponsor the Open Goldberg Project, which is creating a new score and recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations.
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Kate Borkowski presents 'Beautiful Little Fools'
With her trademark coiled wild hair and unique vocal style, Seattle's Kate Borkoswki has created a new music genre. Her debut album 'Beautiful Little Fools' brings a blend of indie-Americana, merging classic country sounds with power pop and other elements of today's best independent music.
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Doctor donates rare 30-year-old Bösendorfer piano
Thanks to Dr. Richard Graves, clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine, the music department at Sacramento State University is welcoming a new piece into its collection: a Bösendorfer Grand Piano, c. 1881.
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To Hope! Charity concert for Japan
With a charity concert in the cathedral church               St. Stephan (Vienna) on April 3, the church and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir stated their solidarity with the people in Japan.
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Hilary Hahn and Valentina Lisitsa on tour
Celebrated violinist Hilary Hahn and "electrifying pianist" Valentina Lisitsa are on tour again. In Paris, Brussels, Bielefeld, Vienna and Munich a Bösendorfer grand will join them at the stage.
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2011 Bösendorfer Piano Competition now open
In 1889 Ludwig Bösendorfer, the ingenious son of company founder Ignaz Bösendorfer, launched the Bösendorfer Piano Competition in order to promote young talents and students.
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Living legacy concert
"The living legacy of 30 million untold stories” was the theme of this year’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which is observed annually on 25 March.

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Klaus Kaufmann talks about CEUS
Klaus Kaufmann is the founder of the Austrian-Chinese-Music-University. He teaches Chinese students from his home in Salzburg through the help of modern technology and several plane trips back and forth every year.
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An Evening of Chamber Music at Callanwolde (Atlanta)
PianoWorks regularly supplies pianos in support of many recitals, concerts and other musical events around Georgia. The Evening of Chamber Music at Callanwolde (March 13), Sam Bennett, owner of PianoWorks, circled already weeks ago on his calendar.
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"Premium Piano Launch Concert" at Singapore Esplanade
Bösendorfer Ambassador Josephine Koh, violinist Cindy Yan, and cellist Natasha Liu inspire the audience at Singapore Esplanade with an outstanding performance.

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Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim wins 5th Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition
148 pianists representing 29 countries applied to the 5th Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition. 28 of them were selected as semifinalists providing a week long exciting and inspiring performances in Katzin Hall of the Herberger Insitute at Arizona State University (January 9-15).
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Tales of the Vienna Woods
Gez Kahan from "Pianist"(UK) visited Vienna and Bösendorfer.

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A HAPPY NEW YEAR !
from Valentina Lisitsa
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Sanno Hospital Tokyo hosts Bösendorfer Imperial
Located in Akasaka, Minato-ku in Tokyo,  Sanno Hospital is one of the premier hospitals in Japan's capital city, providing warmhearted care and treatment for its patients.
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JJ Lin introduces his new album
Before Christmas, famous pop star JJ Lin released his new album "She says" with a magnificent concert at Beijing's Central Hall in Long Tan See Park. Onstage: a Bösendorfer Imperial.
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Reading for Music Lovers
The Bösendorfer Magazine No. 5
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Bösendorfer Hall in the Mozarthaus Vienna
Since the beginning of October 2010, Bösendorfer Hall has existed once again. With it, the history of this famous Viennese concert hall can continue to be written. The Mozarthaus Vienna is on our side as a collaboration partner, with its similarly rich history. The new hall is called “BÖSENDORFER-SAAL im MOZARTHAUS VIENNA” and is located in the heart of Vienna, directly behind St. Stephan’s Cathedral.

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Stop and take notice ...
A few weeks ago we informed about latest recordings of famous Italian Bösendorfer-artist Gianluca Luisi. Now "Classical Net" recommended Luisi's "Well-Tempered Clavier" to their readers.

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The Beatles
John Lennon would celebrate his 70th birthday this year -- as does his fellow Beatle Ringo Starr, who is now touring the world. With the Beatles, they gave their only performance in Austria in 1965. In Obertauern. And on a Bösendorfer.
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"I am deeply impressed"
William Carlton Eacho, since mid-September 2009 United States ambassador to Austria, recently visited the Bösendorfer piano company.
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The Köln Concert
Over 35 years ago, on January 24, 1975, Keith Jarrett gave his famous, freely improvised solo concert at the Cologne Opera - on a Bösendorfer. The Köln Concert has become the bestselling solo piano and jazz solo record of all time.
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New Bösendorfer Selection Center ceremoniously opened
The new Bösendorfer Selection Center opened ceremoniously on May 19 in the presence of numerous representatives from politics, business and culture.

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Highlight: Concert with Aimo Pagin - Thursday, 10th of November 7.30pm
You have the possibility to reserve now your ticket for the concert of Aimo Pagin.
Please call us: 01 504 66 51 311

"Aimo is a very talented, gifted and intelligent performer. He has an impeccable technique , he demonstrates complete and true musicianship, as well as being a a deep and thoughtful individual...."

You will find more information about the concert under the following Link:

www.boesendorfer.com/en/concert-list.html?page=7925

Location:
Mozarthaus Vienna
Bösendorfer Vienna
Domgasse 5
1010 Vienna
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Is That You, Monsieur Chopin?
Nocturnes, valses, mazurkas and etudes - French pianist Pascal Rogè played "Chopin and French Impressionism" at the Philamlife Auditorium in Manila (18.10.). On Bösendorfer.
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Audi turns 100 – Celebration in Ingolstadt together with Bösendorfer!
The Audi design Grand, which had its world premiere on this memorable day in the Audi Forum, arose from close collaboration with the Viennese piano manufacturer Bösendorfer.
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Big Sound from Little Wonders
Arthur Espiritu and Rachelle Gerodias delight 750 guests at Philamlife auditorium, Manila. At stage, too: Bösendorfer grand 200.
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"Dedication to Maestro"
Already in spring the Heraldic Hall of the Winter Palace (Hermitage) in St. Petersburg was place of the 4th International Festival "Dedication to Maestro".
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„Klavier kraft Jazz“
Yaron Herman enchanted his public at the sold out Hollein hall at Waidhofen / Ybbs
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Viennese Ball in Moscow
The 8th Viennese Ball in Gostiny Dvor on April 24 once again left nothing to be desired, including a Viennese coffeehouse atmosphere and the comfortable ambience of a Viennese wine tavern -- and including the touching sound by Bösendorfer.
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Standing ovations for Cecile Licad and the Manila Symphony Orchestra
Listening to Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor at the Ayala Malls (Philippines) on March 18 one could have thought that the F minor concerto was specially composed for soloist Cecile Licad by Chopin. And for the Bosendorfer grand she played on.
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Budapest: tonwelt company makes restoration of two historical Liszt pianos by Bösendorfer possible
Soon, visitors to the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest will be able to hear both of Liszt’s pianos once again with their brilliant sound thanks to the dedication of tonwelt and the Hungarian Academy of Music's piano workshop.
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18th MOVIEGUIDE® Awards Gala, Beverly Hills, California
Each year around Oscar time, MOVIEGUIDE® hosts its Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry in Hollywood. This year Dr. Linda Reese honored the event with her piano concert. On a Bösendorfer Imperial.
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Lots of Applause for Elena Misirkova in Brussels
Elena Misirkova’s concert was the highlight and cultural contribution of the republics of Macedonia and Austria at the GALILEO Application Days (GAD) in Brussels at the beginning of March.
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Chopin-Evening at Bösendorfer Downtown
Within a 10-days Chopin trip throughout Europe including events in Warsaw, Vienna, Paris and Nohant a group of the french travel agency "La Fugue Europera" was hosted at Bösendorfer Downtown Showroom.
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Scarlatti piano recital with Carlo Grante
Let us invite you to a very special piano recital on Wednesday, March 10, at Bösendorfer Hall. Italian pianist Carlo Grante will play sonatas of Domenici Scarlatti and will present his new CD recordings of all Scarlatti sonatas.
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Focus on Infinity
She was classically trained, studied jazz, loves improvised music - yet her heart belongs above all to songwritig: Sabina Hank. With her new album, "Focus on Infinity," the Salzburg native once again demonstrates her musical diversity.
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George Fox University presents Bösendorfer Artist Valentina Lisitsa
George Fox, a Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences, and professional studies, in Oregon, is listed among the top 100 colleges in the United States in Forbes’ 2009-10. They are now presenting the Fourth Annual Bösendorfer Artist Series.
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"I heard the 'Skyscraper Concerto'"
Some performances just leave you speechless. They serve as reminders that music's language reaches beyond the realm of words, that it communicates where words fail.
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The Skyscraper Concerto
A treat for piano lovers is on the Vienna Konzerthaus’s program for January 15 and 16 in the Great Hall. Ferrucio Busoni’s monumental Piano Concerto, Op. 39 will once again be performed in Vienna. With Maestro Carlo Grante on a Bösendorfer Imperial.
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Alexander Schimpf Visits Bösendorfer
The winner of the 2009 International Beethoven Piano Competition, Alexander Schimpf, recently visited the Bösendorfer piano company to choose his prize - a Bösendorfer model 200.
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Outstanding Piano Music
Gianluca Luisi, the Italian master pianist, played Bach, Chopin, Liszt and eine Rigoletti paraphrase for an enthusiastic audience on Feb. 9 in Bösendorfer Hall.
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Galileo concerts
Second concert in the series of Galileo concerts with Elena Misirkova - on Bösendorfer - all over Europe, March 4th in Brussels
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Schubert in Lansdale
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, music director and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, recently performed as pianist at the Lansdale Center for the Performing Arts. On Feb. 12, Schubert's music resounded in the North Penn region.
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Bösendorfer at the Vienna Opera Ball
This year, the societal highlight of Vienna's carnival season, the Vienna Opera Ball, revolved around musical icons Mahler and Chopin, as well as around the outgoing opera director Ioan Holender. Also at the center of focus: a Bösendorfer grand.
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Sneak Preview: New Santana Record to be released in May 2010
The new Santana album is being recorded at the home studio of smooth jazz keyboard artist Freddie Ravel. It will include the piano sound of a Bösendorfer Imperial "Ceus" owned by Freddie Ravel.
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Music is a Universal Language: European JUNIOR ORIGINAL CONCERT 2010 Wien
Bravo and thanks to Eléonora, Vera, Lucas, Elmar, Elias, Valeria Cristea, Alexandros, Nathan, Lucie and Daria for the wonderful EJOC concert on 2/6 at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Your compositions were, like your playing, a joy for the guests!
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VALENTINE'S DAY: "For where the strict and tender, where strong and mild couple, there is a good sound."
There are many beautiful love poems and thoughts on love in all the world's languages. Friedrich Schiller, for instance, in "Song of the Bell" compares the harmony of love with a consonant sound.
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Busoni's Indian Diary, written for the Bösendorfer Imperial, featured on Italian National Radio
Carlo Grante plays excerpts on a Bösendorfer Imperial from Ferruccio Busoni's Indian Diary on the program Contemporanea, hosted by Guido Barbieri, on Italian National Radio on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at 11:00 PM. Here are his text and performance excerpts.
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The new stars of European jazz, the Marcin Wasilewski Trio tour Australia
One of Europe's finest piano trio, The Marcin Wasilewski Trio tour Australia as part of the Sydney and Perth Festivals. On Friday 29.1. they played at The Band Room, ANU School of Music, Canberra. The piano was a Bösendorfer.
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Reading for Music Lovers
The Bösendorfer Magazine No. 4
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4/4 Musik bei Wittmann
On Tuesday, June 15 the second concert of the year 2010 within the series „4/4 Musik bei Wittmann” took place at Wittmann showroom.
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Heaven and Hell...
... await you on March 3 when pianist Albert Frantz performs his last concert in the current Bösendorfer Hall. The program includes works by Schubert, Beethoven and Alkan.
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David Helfgott Gives Guest Performance in Vienna
When was the last time such a happy artist played in the Konzerthaus? The music afflicted him and restored him to life. On October 24, David Helfgott captivated his audience with brilliant piano music on the Bösendorfer. And shook hundreds of hands.
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2010 NAMM Show Opens in Anaheim
The NAMM Show, the longest-running trade show in the United States, opened on January 14, welcoming thousands of musical instrument and products retailers and manufacturers from around the world.
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"Fourth Friday Mix" at Ruggero Piano, Raleigh, North Carolina
When Ruggero Piano moved to their new location a few years ago, they included a 150-seat concert hall and named it Bosendorfer Hall. Visit the next event there on 1/22.
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Tori Amos and Christmas Time
"Midwinter Graces", the new album of Tori Amos is an ideal present for Christmas. The songs are performed on Bösendorfer.
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Martina Filjak
She has successfully made the path from a child prodigy to mature musician. After 9 years she returned to Vienna for a concert and visited Bösendorfer!
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The Sound that Also Touches China
A tremendous premiere concert on the new Bösendorfer Imperial took place in the concert hall of the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center on Nov. 4. The teachers at the Wuhan Conservatory, Cheng Quian and Jing Wen, wowed the audience with masterful playing.
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Raiding During Autumn: The Success Story Continues
The autumn part of the 2009 Liszt Festival in Raiding ended recently with a brilliant concert by Oleg Maisenberg. Johannes and Eduard Kutrowatz could then draw a terrific balance. Raiding is booming!
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Bach Piano Recital
British pianist Peter Seivewright wowed the audience at Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna.
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In Anton Rubinstein’s Shoes
The 4th International Anton Rubinstein Piano Competition has ended. On October 3 in the Dresden Semperoper, the three finalists thrilled the jury and audience alike with their brilliant playing.
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Because music means a lot!
Recently, the 8th official birthday concert of radio JAZZ FM Bulgaria was celebrated at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia with a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial onstage.
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Bösendorfer - The Voice of Vienna
Upper Class Style, Chinese magazine, with a special report on Bösendorfer and an interview with the only "Klavierbaumeister" and one of the most demanded concert technician in China!
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"I have rarely come across a talent like Gabriela's"
The famous Argentine pianist Martha Argerich said that about Gabriela Montero in 2004. The erstwhile child prodigy who has turned out to be “classical music’s special child” (SPIEGEL), recently performed once again at the Vienna Konzerthaus.
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The new Bösendorfer grand has arrived in the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center
On November 4, the first concert will be played on the new Bösendorfer Imperial in the concert hall of the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center. The pianists are Professor Jiang of the Wuhan Conservatory as well as prizewinners of international piano competitions.
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Hong Kong piano grand-prize winner debuts in Manila
Wednesday, 22 October: Listen to brilliant Jinsang Lee, winner of several international piano competitions, performing on Bosendorfer at Philamlife Theatre Manila.
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music celebrates Felix Mendelssohn's 200th Birthday
On 16 October UNCG music professor Andrew Willis will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of German composer Felix Mendelssohn with a recital played on a piano as old as the compositions themselves.
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London debut of Anna Magdalena Kokits on Bösendorfer
Young Pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits demonstrated her exceptional talents with a concert at the Austrian Cultural Forum on September 29.
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Amor, Amor
Lucie Mlynárová sings straight to the heart of her listeners in Niederfellabrunn Palace. Sensitively accompanied by Prof. Joelle Bouffa on a Bösendorfer 225.
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Dedicated to Bösendorfer
Tori Amos concert at the Vienna Stadthalle, September 25, 2009—with her "black lady"!
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Goodbye, Konstantin!
Recently Konstantin Feklistov, well-known piano tuner at the Moscow Conservatory and Philharmonic, visited the Bösendorfer piano factory and worked together with the experienced Bösendorfer concert technicians for several weeks.
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In Search of a New Michelangelo Among Pianists
In 1890, Anton Rubinstein founded a piano competition in St. Petersburg that would bear his name. In 2003, his idea was revived in Dresden. On October 3, the finale of the 2009 competition will take place in the Semperoper. On a Bösendorfer.
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Fundraising for Opera Naples
Opera Naples, Florida, will hold its Second Annual Eurofest fundraising event on Saturday, August 29, at the home of Maestro William Noll.
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Tender tone colors and thunderstorms unleashed
Peking’s youngest piano professor recently played in the orgel ART museum in Windesheim (Germany). Listeners experienced a grandiose roller coaster ride of moods. Prof. Lan Yao performed on a Bösendorfer grand.
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Two winners of the piano competition in Montreux 2009
Beka Gochiashvili, 13 years old, from Georgia and Isfar Sarabsky from Azerbaijan - on Bösendorfer!
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A Star is Born
The 28th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, with the presence of Boesendorfer, has ended in Vienna. It is one of the biggest singers' competitions world-wide.
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Alexander Schimpf Wins 2009 Beethoven Prize
The prizewinners of the 13th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna have been determined.
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The 2009 Liszt Festival kicks off! A concert report.
How should I start? What are the right words? Perhaps that it was an evening like few others in life. Or that I now understand what Liszt meant when he said that music has the power to reveal God to the human soul?
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Welcome to Austrian International Piano Seminar and Festival in Ebenfurth
The dates for the 2009 Austrian International Piano Seminar and Festival are July 24 till August 10, 2009. Advanced pianists will join in Ebenfurth - and play on Bösendorfer grands.
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Bösendorfer presents the best piano amateur 2009: Dr. Thomas Yu, Toronto, Canada
From May 11th till 15th the Bösendorfer International Amateur Competition has been held at Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna. Wonderful concerts fascinated jury and the numerous visitors as well.
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25 of July 1828
The birth of Bösendorfer company
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4/4 Music at Wittmann, Vienna
On Tuesday, June 9th, the Summer concert completed the terrific 4-seasons-series 4/4 Music at Wittmann.
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Prix d’Europe 2009
L'Académie de musique du Québec présente la 98e édition du concours Prix d’Europe 2009 Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
Les 8, 9, 10, 11, et 12 juin 2009.
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Pianism in the grand manner
In his first solo recitals in Adelaide in over ten years, legendary Australian pianist Roger Woodward performed two much-applauded solo concerts on Elder Hall's Bösendorfer grand.
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Carolina Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast at Raleigh, NC
Carolina Ballet closes its 2008-2009 season with the premiere of artistic director Robert Weiss' "Beauty and the Beast" May 28-May 31, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
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Concert evening with Ingrid Sala Santamaria
The 53rd founding anniversary of the Chamber of Pawnbrokers of the Philippines was celebrated recently with a dinner-concert, hosted by Hon. Consul of the Republic of Zambia, Luis Ablaza, Jr. and Mellie Ablaza, Hon Consul of Guatemala.
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"A Velvety Sound, A Bösendorfer"
A unique music experience at the breathtaking atmosphere of the Bellapais Abbey awaits the visitors to the 13th North Cyprus International Bellapais Music Festival that takes place from May 21st until June 21st.
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Bösendorfer grand at home in Ventura church, California
A Bösendorfer grand piano Model 225 is being kept at First United Methodist Church of Ventura. The $150,000 piano will be dedicated to piano teacher Ada Lovingfuss's late husband, Warren, during a concert at the church on May 24.
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Tuning frequency 428 Hertz
A standard pitch did not exist always and everywhere. Still today, musicians like to experiment with tuning pitches. Take the "Ensemble 428", for instance.
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PALAIS STOCLET in Brussels on World Heritage list, Unesco 27th of June 2009
In the music room a grand piano made by Bösendorfer according to Hoffmann’s design.
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To Raiding! The 2009 Liszt Festival is starting!
A new era of "Lisztomania" begins on June 24. Two of the finest Liszt interpreters are opening the 2009 festival proceedings in honor of the great master. With Hungarian Rhapsodies. On a mighty Bösendorfer grand piano.
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Bösendorfer and the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic Society
Bösendorfer model 185 played on one of the most important stages worldwide.
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Alexey Botvinov, an international well known Ukranian/Russian pianist, on Bösendorfer
The pianist played within a classical series on the Russian television channel TVC Bosendorfer model 225 in St. Petersburg.
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Tori Amos presents her new album on Bosendorfer
„Abnormally Attracted To Sin“ is the title of her current CD. On May 6th the pianist and singer-songwriter of dual British and American citizenship played her new songs on Bosendorfer, without backup band, on stage of the RadioKulturhaus in Vienna.
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Magical sound at the Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur in Montreal
Brahms, Debussy, De Severac and Gershwin - PIANOS ANDRÉ BALDUC recently invited for a Bosendorfer piano evening.
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Haochen Zhang at the Keneseth Synagoge Philadelphia
Haochen Zhang played a "warm up" recital at the Keneseth Israel Synagogue just outside of Philadelphia. Haochen studies with Lang Lang's teacher, the great Gary Graffman.
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Bösendorfer concert at Community College of Philadelphia
Brian Kovach, professor of piano at Community College played a concert with combined orchestra and choir on a Bosendorfer 225.
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A wonderful piano evening in Farmingdale
The piano evenings in Dr. Dierna's beautiful Manor House in Farmingdale, New Jersey, have become an attraction since the guests gather around a Bosendorfer "Imperial".
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See you again, China!
China-tour of the Ensemble kons.wien.kammermusik - Das Ensemble der Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität returns with deep impressions and big applause.
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150th Anniversary of Ignaz Bösendorfer's death
Bösendorfer apprentices are laying a memorial wreath on the company founder's grave.
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Oklahoma University School of Music to present piano recitals in honor of gift
OU Alumnus James Doran donates Bösendorfer 225 piano
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$ 1,2 million Kuhn Bösendorfer Unveiled
The first Limited Edition Kuhn-Bösendorfer was unveiled in North Carolina end of January. The piano was commissioned by American glass artist Jon Kuhn and is embedded with 100.000 hand cut lead crystal pieces arranged in his intricate pattern customary.
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April Fool's Day at Schwartz Center for Arts
Delaware Symphony Orchstra presented Musical Jokes on April 1st.
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Hilary Hahn on USA tour, accompanied by pianist Valentina Lisitsa on Bosendorfer
A triumph of the Grammy-winning violinist at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.
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Bösendorfer featured in Bulgarian television show
"Music Idol", one of the most popular television shows in Bulgaria, featured Bösendorfer’s flagship, the Imperial.
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Bösendorfer proudly announces:
The winners of the 4th Bösendorfer USASU International Competition, ages 19 - 32
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Boesendorfer Grand Piano - The most expensive new piano in the world
Being a pianist today must present a problem, given the bewildering selection of piano’s on the market. However, if you want new top end, then look no further than this $1.2 million Boesendorfer grand piano from Kuhn Studio.
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Bösendorfer - Perfect Pianos Crafted by Hand
The legendary Bösendorfer Grand, beloved by musicians and music aficionados throughout the world, has been built in Austria for 180 years. Please, read an extract from the "Vienna Deluxe Magazine".
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Gianluca Luisi on Tour in Portland
February 18, 2009 Wednesday, 7:30 pm St. Anne's Chapel. The Bösendorfer piano will be provided by Michelle's Pianos of Portland.
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Curtis Sullivan in free recital
Appearing at the L.E.R. Theatre on Saturday, March 14, 7.30 p.m., Curtis Sullivan, baritone and artist of extraordinary diversity returns home to Dalhousie, Restigouche County, Canada. He will be accompanied by Toronto pianist Emily Hamper on Bösendorfer.
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Piano and orchestra to get „talking“
Aukland musician Georgina Zellan-Smith will perform on Bosendorfer together with the Gisborne Youth orchestra at Lawson Field Theatre on Wednesday, April 8th., 7.30 pm.
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4/4 Musik bei Wittmann - SPRING
On Tuesday, March 10th, the third piano concert of the popular series 4/4 Music at Wittmann took place at the Vienna showroom of the Wittmann Moebelwerkstaetten.
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GHOST NOTE competition on Bösendorfer model 225-418 CEUS
A piano recital entirely without a pianist—that’s how the finale of the Ghost-Notes composition competition (organizer KOFAKTOR) was presented at Bösendorfer Hall on Friday, December 12.
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Bösendorfer Magazine No. 3
We are pleased to present the third BÖSENDORFER Magazine.
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900 Visitors to Open House
Despite the onset of winter the previous night and the stormy west wind, over 900 visitors from Wiener Neustadt and the surrounding districts came to the Bösendorfer factory for its open house this past Saturday (22.11.).
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Oscar Edelstein pays a visit to Bösendorfer
Whilst giving master classes in Vienna, Oscar Edelstein, one of Latin America’s leading avant-garde artist visited Bösendorfer presenting his finished film project “Piano Impossible” that was partly shot at Bösendorfer factory.
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Total Music Meeting 08
6-9 November 2008 // Berlinische Galerie
played on Bösendorfer 290 Imperial
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Burt Bacharach, the relaxed king of cool
22 October 2008 - for the opening night of its Electric Proms, the BBC booked Burt Bacharach, the American musical legend, playing on Bösendorfer grand piano!
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An exciting combination
Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba plays world jazz with Richard Galliano on the accordion.
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Paul Gulda Gala Concert
10 years of Piano Hölzle and 180 years of Bösendorfer were the occasion for a musically impressive evening in the Stadthalle Sindelfingen Congress Center.
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Julian Rachlin , Sir Roger Moore and John Malkovich in Dubrovnik
The Chamber music festival 2008 took place in Dubrovnik from 2nd to 14th September, featuring many renowned musicians in the world chamber music. The Bösendorfer 280 Concert Grand was placed at the disposal of Klavierhaus Weinberger and Bösendorfer.
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Bösendorfer concentrates on core business and discontinues audio project
For 180 years, the Bösendorfer piano company has built its legendary grand pianos and uprights, which continue to enthuse musicians and music lovers with their wealth of tone colors.
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The 180th Anniversary Grand Piano – Limited Edition
2008 – 180 years of Bösendorfer: Celebrate with us
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Bosendorfer Lounge at Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando
A model 290 Hollein is the centerpiece of the Bosendorfer Lounge in Orlando Florida.
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Bösendorfer EDGE – Design by Edelweiss
Design Your Dream Piano
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Piano Design Handbook
For most people a grand piano is black.
The association is a large instrument with a shiny surface and 88 black and white keys.
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Bösendorfer’s Newest veneered piano
A custom-made grand piano
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B Ö S E N D O R F E R – The magazine by Bösendorfer Austria
1828, the year Bösendorfer was founded, is one of the most significant years in the history of piano building. Ignaz Bösendorfer’s goal to build pianos of the highest quality and with a unique sound continues to be our highest priority.
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PRIZE WINNER PIANO RECITAL - Bösendorfer-Hall/ Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 7.30 pm
The young American pianist Elizabeth Schumann plays Beethoven, Vine, Chopin, Schubert/Liszt
She won the Bösendorfer competition in Phoenix/Arizona 2007.

FREE ENTRANCE -> Reservation necessary

www.elizabethschumann.com
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Rozalyn Chok Performs with Toronto Symphony Orchestra
18 year old Rozalyn Chok of Vancouver performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
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Bosendorfer Canada National Piano Concerto Competition Results
Rozalyn Chok of North Vancouver wins the Bosendorfer National Piano Concerto Competition in Toronto.
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T & Bö - Tori Amos in the birthplace of her piano
Tori Amos performed on June 8, 2007 in the Vienna Stadthalle, where the neo-Briton presented her new album "American Doll Posse" to a sold-out public.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 2007
The Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the most important Jazz Festivals worldwide. Bösendorfer is the official piano partner and this year the Festival was again visited by more than 200.000 visitors.
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Bosendorfer at NAMM 2008
Bosendorfer will again be located in room 208B at the 2008 NAMM Show, January 17-20, Anaheim California.
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Bösendorfer - Press release from BAWAG PSK
Agreement between BAWAG PSK and Yamaha on the sale of Bösendorfer

Guarantee to maintain Austrian headquarter and production site
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Yamaha-Managers Hiroo Okabe and Hitoshi Fukutome for Signing in Vienna
After the agreement between BAWAG PSK and Yamaha on the sale of Bösendorfer, Yamaha managers Hiroo Okabe (Member of Board of Directors and Managing Executive Officer Musical Instruments Business Group) and Hitoshi Fukutome (General Manager Piano Division) traveled to Vienna for the signing on 20th of December.
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IN MEMORIAM Oscar Emmanuel Peterson - (August 25, 1925 to December 23, 2007) Bösendorfer grieves for a friend...
"Dammit, Norman, where does this box go? I also gotta have such a thing!"
A long friendship began in the late '70s with these words, spoken by the great jazz pianist to his impresario, Norman Granz.
(Obituary and photo gallery)
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Tori Amos World Tour
Tori Amos, great American Singer and a true virtuoso piano player is again on world wide tour. The Piano is her primary instrument used in her songs and this Piano is, since her Album "Under the Pink" a Boesendorfer, Bose (sounds like "Bösi") as she says. She's presenting her new Album "American Doll Posse" on stage between the USA and Europe, she stayed also in Vienna. Sometimes, newspapers wrote, she seems to make love on Stage with her Bose: "These creatures" she sayd, "are not just Pianos, they are alive. I've talked with them, I've curled up under them, I hide my lip-gloss in them and my secrets. A Bose is a friend".
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Bösendorfer National Piano Concerto Competition
May 11, 12 and 13, 2007; Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto. A project of the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee.
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Gianluca Luisi - An absolute enrichment for the group of Bösendorfer Artists
Gianluca Luisi has become a member of the group of Bösendorfer Artists. The piano manufacturer is very proud to rank such an excellent pianist among the Bösendorfer Artists´family.
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