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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.

Over 500 visitors attended the opening concert of the sonically powerful Bösendorfer grand in the new “arts palace”: the management and faculty of the Wuhan Conservatory, famous artists from the Wuhan musical circle, as well as well-known personalities from politics, culture and business. All o them were thrilled by the unique Bösendorfer sound and offered considerable applause and praise for the artists and the instrument.

Cheng Qian is a professor at the Wuhan Conservatory and prizewinner at numerous international piano competitions.

Cheng Qian is a professor at the Wuhan Conservatory and prizewinner at numerous international piano competitions.

Jing Wen also teaches at the Wuhan Conservatory, a successful "talent factory" in China.

Jing Wen also teaches at the Wuhan Conservatory, a successful "talent factory" in China.

Over 500 enthusiastic music lovers attended the opening concert of the new Bösendorfer grand in the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center.

Over 500 enthusiastic music lovers attended the opening concert of the new Bösendorfer grand in the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center.

Yan Shi (third from left), Bösendorfer partner in China, also congratulated the brilliant artists: Jing Wen, Cheng Quian und Xiaoxiao Chou.

Yan Shi (third from left), Bösendorfer partner in China, also congratulated the brilliant artists: Jing Wen, Cheng Quian und Xiaoxiao Chou.

Holistic musical experience in the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center

The concert hall of the Wuhan Quintai Arts Centers covers about 3.6 million square meters of building area and is six floors or 37 meters tall. Embedded within it are the famous Symphony Hall as well as Chamber Music Hall. The modern cultural construction also contains numerous exhibition halls and rehearsal rooms.

The interior of the concert hall complex is shaped like a "classic European shoe box," popular the world over -- with the result that music and sound flood through the rooms and give the audience a rich, holistic musical experience.

The modern Wuhan Quintai Arts Center

The modern Wuhan Quintai Arts Center

New Bösendorfer concert grands are conquering China

The new Bösendorfer 290 Imperial in the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center is one of five Imperial concert grands that have recently been acquired by (further) renowned concert halls in China and which expand the existing “Bösendorfer concert fleet” in the world’s most populous country. In addition to the Wuhan Quintai Arts Center, the Taizhou Grand Theater, the Huizhou Arts Center, the Yantai Grand Theater and the Chongquing Grand Theater have also decided in favor of an instrument from the Bösendorfer piano company, as the touching warm, colorful sound and the quality of the pianos from Vienna are unique. (rulö)

The Grand Theater in Taizhou invites audiences to ballet, opera (classical and Chinese), acting, symphony concerts, chamber music and solo concerts.

The Grand Theater in Taizhou invites audiences to ballet, opera (classical and Chinese), acting, symphony concerts, chamber music and solo concerts.

The Huizhou Arts Center opera house offers room for 1359 concert-goers, and the concert hall has a capacity of just under 300.

The Huizhou Arts Center opera house offers room for 1359 concert-goers, and the concert hall has a capacity of just under 300.

The Yantai Grand Theater in the Shandong province in eastern China offers room for 1221 people.

The Yantai Grand Theater in the Shandong province in eastern China offers room for 1221 people.

The Chongqing Grand Theater is located on a hook above the Yangtse River and offers room for 3000 people.

The Chongqing Grand Theater is located on a hook above the Yangtse River and offers room for 3000 people.