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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.

Paul Gulda is swinging with the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial

Paul Gulda is swinging with the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial

Yoshichika Sakai, Managing Director of Bösendorfer: interview with Wilhelm Hölzle (right) and Holger Huhn (left)

Yoshichika Sakai, Managing Director of Bösendorfer: interview with Wilhelm Hölzle (right) and Holger Huhn (left)

Master piano maker Wilhelm Hölzle opened up his business in 1998. The enterprise is distinguished by competence, reliability and craftsmanship, which have enabled the piano maker to win over many institutions, concert halls, pianists, as well as music and piano lovers.
Paul Gulda, playing on a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial grand piano, began the Piano Gala Concert, held on the occasion of both companies’ anniversaries, with uninterrupted Mozart. Compositions by his father, Friedrich Gulda, which are inspired by jazz and an improvisatory spirit, were also presented in Sindelfingen!
On this evening, Paul Gulda did not explore the limits of a Bösendorfer grand’s dynamic capabilities. Rather, he is a master of pianissimo, which could be clearly heard when he commenced Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata. In the end, though, in the sonata’s finale he let the bass thunder in Sindelfingen with his strong left hand.
Paul Gulda and the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial grand piano captivated the audience on this evening—a more-than-successful anniversary celebration from Piano Hölzle and Bösendorfer!

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