Grand Piano Competition at University of Music Basel
"The heirs to the throne present themselves"
Under this motto also Bösendorfer presented three grand pianos of model 214 at the University of Music Basel (Switzerland). This trial, which was unique in the history of universities, was launched in order to optimize the fleet of grand pianos at the university as well as to extend the presence ofvarious constructions and sound philosophies. The final aim was to purchase a grand piano for the concert hall forchamber music and to get to know the qualities and backgrounds of the variouspiano manufacturers. For two days the grand pianos were tested, played and heard byprofessors of the University of Music Basel. The final result: a Bösendorfer grand piano, model 214 has won thecompetition due to its unique construction and the warm and rich sound, whichtouches the soul.
University of Music Basel