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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

For many years the University Mozarteum in Salzburg and the piano manufacturer Bösendorfer has maintained a good working relationship and a intensive exchange of experience. This led to the idea to dedicate a concert hall to Bösendorfer. The inauguration was celebrated with a magnificient piano recital on 24th October 2013 played by selected piano students of the Mozarteum, followed by Prof. Paul Badura-Skoda giving a master class.
The Bösendorfer Hall is a further contribution to present the variety of sound. A special type of distance learning-the so-called "piano skyping"-takes place also in this hall together with partner institutions in Kobe, Japan and Bejing, China. Via video link the teaching of the professors gets transferred to the local students. The CEUS system of the Bösendorfer grand piano records the piano playing with all fine facets by using high-quality light sensors. At the touch of a button the CEUS grand piano is able to play back the recorded music piece including the moving of the keys and pedals. With the LAN connection directly in a secure way over the Internet. The development costs for this CEUS internet connection option were financed by the Red Bull Media House.
With the inauguration also the world´s first live concert took place with a performance of the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach played alternately by students on a Bösendorfer CEUS grand piano in Salzburg, Vienna and Bejing.

Bösendorfer CEUS live concert at Bösendorfer Hall Mozarteum Salzburg

Bösendorfer CEUS live concert at Bösendorfer Hall Mozarteum Salzburg