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.
Kuhn - Boesendorfer story in: The gioi Vang 12/´09 - Vietnam´s Premium Gold Magazine
Acclaimed as “the most expensive new piano in the world”…
… this instrument is likely to offer unrivaled playability....
The 7’4” black Kuhn-Bösendorfer piano with its matching bench is inset with as many as 100,000 hand cut, polished jewels arranged in diamond patterns.
The instrument has been eighteen months in the making and is a “grand collaboration” between L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH of Vienna, Austria and Jon Kuhn, the world’s foremost cold glass sculptor.
Established in Vienna in 1828, Bösendorfer continues, to this day, to manufacture pianos unmatched in elegance and in the ability to sustain rich tone and bass. As all the instruments are built by hand, both artists and connoisseurs revere the unique construction and workmanship of the Bösendorfer grand piano. Since the 19th century, Bösendorfer masters have been working with architects and creative minds to realize individual designs while maintaining sound integrity.
About Kuhn, Kuhn's cold glass sculptures are known for their unusual radiance, in which light refracts from intricately crafted core glass of different colors through painstakingly built-up layers of the clearest lead crystal. His cubes, circles and works of varied sizes and geometries are included in the permanent collections of over 35 museums. These include the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum, National Museum of American Art and The White House Permanent Collection.
Jon Kuhn is honored to collaborate with Bösendorfer in the creation a limited edition model.
Each instrument will have the collectors’ name written in gold leaf embedded deep within a remarkable crystal fallboard logo. This unusual design feature assures that the initial owner’s name will endure – along with the piano.
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