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Valentina Lisitsa - a youtube star very close
at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Switzerland) - Music in Motion
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Harriet Krijgh - "Rising Star" and her festival
Harriet & friends
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Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition 2014
Twelve Semi-Finalists have been selected to compete in the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition 2014 Finals weekend.
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Festival "Piano and More" in Wiener Neustadt, Austria
with Artistic Director Roland Batik
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Marialy Pacheco – the exceptional jazz pianist from Cuba and winner of the " Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competiton 2012"- has been appointed by Bösendorfer Vienna as an official " Bösendorfer Artist"- she joins a group of exclusive artists.
In October 2013 Marialy Pacheco thrilled the audience with her solo performance at the Anniversary Gala celebrating  " 185 Years of Bösendorfer " in the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna. As a  jazz pianist she celebrated together with international stars of classical music like Valentina Lisitsa , Maria Mazo and Paul Badura- Skoda, in a unique gala concert.  Bösendorfer  is the oldest premium piano manufacturer, and also  presented the unique  Model "Opus No. 50,000" there.
After the concert Marialy Pacheco said of it: "Most of all I would like to take this fantastic piano home - this exclusive "Opus No. 50,000" has the perfect sound for my playing style. But it’s also the perfect instrument for the Brahms Saal!”

In spring 2014, Marialy Pacheco received  a call from Brian Kemble, Managing Director of Bösendorfer. He appointed her as a jazz pianist  as an official "Bösendorfer Artist". Marialy Pacheco : "I was delighted - it's like a "musical accolade" for me! Playing a "Bösendorfer" and being also an official Bösendorfer artist representing this fantastic company, now inspires me tremendously!"

For the past 186 years the Viennese piano manufacturer Bösendorfer who manufacture exclusive concert grands and uprights, has significantly influenced  the development of piano music all over the world - in many major concert halls a Bösendorfer piano can be heard.  Renowned composers, pianists and musicians  of all  genres from classical, jazz to pop music, swear by "their Bösendorfer".
So Marialy Pacheco joins the illustrious series of famous representatives of their profession and their time who have been inspired by Bösendorfer. Historic Artists such as Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms; Classical pianists like Paul Badura-Skoda and Valentina Lisitsa,  Jazz musicians such as Oscar Petersen and George Duke;  singer songwriter, Tori Amos, or rock legend Peter Gabriel.
Born in Havana, Marialy Pacheco grew up in a highly musical family and, at her own request, received early piano lessons at the Conservatorio Alejandro García Caturla. At 15, she attended the ESCULA Nacional de Artes.  A three-year study in composition at the Instituto Superior de Tulio Peramo Artes in Havana followed. Besides her classical training, her love belongs to improvised music and the musical roots of her homeland Cuba. After several years of residence in Australia, since 2013 she now lives in Germany.
In 2002, she won the competition Jo Cuban Jazz, in which the Grammy winner Chucho Valdes was the jury Chairman. As a guest soloist Pacheco has performed with Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel and trumpeter James Morrison, amongst others. In 2012 she was the first woman to win the Solo Piano Competition in Montreux - another milestone on her musical path. This was followed by invitations to Tokyo, Milan, St. Moritz, Poland and the Czech Republic.
And now the appointment as official "Bösendorfer Artist" - for Marialy Pacheco a highlight of her young career!Brian Kemble, Managing Director of Bösendorfer stated : "Marialy is a fantastic jazz pianist and we are delighted to welcome her as an official Bösendorfer Artist- the combination of her virtuosity and our piano is truly sensational."
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Beethoven Cycle – Thirty Two Piano Sonatas in Bangkok
Ace pianist Artas Balakauskas will delight music lovers with his series of 10 recitals featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous 32 sonatas, starting on Saturday at the Siam Music Yamaha Concert Salon at 7 pm.   In the inaugural concert of the series, he will perform three celebrated and loved Beethoven piano sonatas — Pathétique, Moonlight and Appassionata. Lithuanian pianist Balakauskas hardly needs a presentation for audiences in Bangkok.  A graduate from the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and laureate of national and international piano competitions, he has appeared in solo recitals, as well as in a piano duo team with his wife Indhuon Srikaranonda.  Entitled “Beethoven Cycle — 32 Piano Sonatas”, the recitals are the collaboration between Siam Music Yamaha and Bösendorfer Thailand. The recitals will take place every three months (on Jun 21, Sep 6, and Dec 13) with Balakauskas playing the exceptional Bösendorfer Beethoven, a limited edition of only 32 in the world.  There is no admission fee but reservations via email to is necessary. The Yamaha Concert Salon is on the 4th floor of Siam Motors Building on Rama I Road, near BTS National Stadium station.  More information:
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Prof. Peter Lang - Piano Masterclass Vienna
July 14-20, 2014 at Bösendorfer Stadtsalon Vienna
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Life Ball 2014 in Vienna
A big event with a serious background
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Ana-Marija Markovina wins the German Record Critics´Award for her recording of the complete works of C.Ph.E. Bach
Congratulations! The pianist gives a concert and presents her new CD in the Bösendorfer Hall, Vienna, on June 24, 2014
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Julia Rinderle in concert on the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial
at Piano Mora Passau, Germany
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Klangfruehling 2014 (spring of sound) at Castle Schlaining Austria
with Johannes & Eduard Kutrowatz
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Opus No 50,000 piano arrives at Harrods, London
Our truly unique Opus No 50,000 is being showcased at the world famous Harrods store in London during the month of April within the Fine Furniture Gallery.
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A sizzling piano competition
The below article appeared in the Sept/Oct issue of Pianist magazine:
Thanks to a jazz piano competition with an international reach, Nottingham may be turning into a new jazz mecca. Inge Kjemtrup talks to one of the competition founders, Clement Pianos’ Mick Wilson
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Ana-Marija Markovina recorded complete works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
on the Bösendorfer grand piano
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Musikmesse Frankfurt 2014 (Music Fair)
Bösendorfer pianos presented the highlights
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Bösendorfer grand piano model Beethoven in presentation
at Bösendorfer Taiwan Dest.
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Bösendorfer Hall at Salzburg Mozarteum
Inauguration of the Bösendorfer Hall at Salzburg Mozarteum and the world´s first live concert with Bösendorfer CEUS
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Grand Piano Competition at University of Music Basel
"The heirs to the throne present themselves"
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185 years of Bösendorfer and Opus No. 50.000
Anniversary of the most tradition-rich premium piano manufacturer in the world – unique gala concert featuring Valentina Lisitsa and Paul Badura-Skoda
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Puplinge Classic Festival 2013
Chamber Music Festival at Puplinge - Switzerland
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Bösendorfer – 185th Anniversary Concert
From Classic to Modern and the launch of Opus 50,000
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CONGRATULATION to MARIA MAZO, the winner of the 14th Beethoven Competition Vienna 2013
She has received the 1st prize - the BÖSENDORFER grand piano model 200, endowed by Bösendorfer as well as EURO 8.000.- prize money, endowed by Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. The second prize has been awarded to Valentin FHEODOROFF (Austria) and Andrey GUGNIN, Russian Federation.

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International Jazz Piano Competition joins forces with Bösendorfer and Pianist Magazine to discover and promote young Jazz Pianists
The Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition is set to scale new heights in 2014, thanks to the support of one of the world’s oldest and most famous piano manufacturers, Bösendorfer, the piano choice of the world’s greatest ever jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson; and Pianist - the leading international piano magazine for people who love to play the piano.
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Bösendorfer at facebook
Bösendorfer is online in the parts of social media. We present worldwide news, activities, history and more for piano and music lovers on facebook.
You are welcome!
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Whether your passion is playing Mozart at midnight or Gershwin at dawn, our Silent Piano™ removes the limits.
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Martin Hughes plays Schubert.....(YouTube)
Sonata in A major  D. 959 - First movement  Allegro

Martin Hughes is Ordinarius at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. (Vienna/AUSTRIA)
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Marquetry, music and the exotic......
The new BÖSENDORFER model "Hummingbird" refers back to an art of painting that Empress Elizabeth would have enjoyed.
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Watch a new video about Making Of a Bösendorfer.....
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A Testimonial by Matt Savage
"For me, a Bösendorfer piano represents every aspect of the musical spectrum. Treble, bass, dynamics, lyricism, interaction… When I play a Bösendorfer, I feel truly in control of the performance.
The Bösendorfer’s sound is beautiful and breathtaking."
Matt Savage/pianist and Bösendorfer Artist

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A new BÖSENDORFER Grand Imperial for Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich
Recently the Hochschule für Musik und Theater became the proud owner of a BÖSENDORFER Concert Grand Imperial (290 cm). The main reason for ordering this Viennese instrument was to offer the students a wider variety of sounds.
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Young Pianist has established a new record on Bösendorfer
The most piano key hits in one minute is 765 (or 12.75 per second) and was achieved by Bence Peter at Debrecen Ball of the City in Debrecen, Hungary!
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"That is why I chose to become a Bösendorfer pianist."
"In a better world, Gianluca Luisi would be feted as a natural successor to Maurizio Pollini, but this is a world in which talent doesn't matter as much as how good you look, how powerful your agent is ....
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