6TH INTERNATIONAL JOSEPH HAYDN CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
This international competition sets up a memorial to the unique personality and oeuvre of Joseph Haydn, one of the great Austrian composers and the father of chamber music.
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Bösendorfer limited edition Marquetry Series
"Schönbrunn" model sells out at launch
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Beatrice Berrut "Lux aeterna" Visions of Bach
11.02.2015 |  Bösendorfer Stadtsalon Vienna, Austria
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Bösendorfer at the NAMM Show 2015
January 22-25, 2015

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Winners Crowned at 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitionösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition
Winners Crowned at 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition   TEMPE, AZ. (Jan. 11, 2015)—Sung Chang, Vanessa Meiling Haynes and Haozhou Wang captured first place in their respective categories in the 7th Biennial Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition held this week, taking the top prizes in the prestigious competition on Arizona State University’s campus that featured a record-high 205 applicants from 42 different countries.             Sung Chang earned top honors in the Bösendorfer competition, earning the $15,000 David Katzin Award and an opportunity to be a featured soloist with the Phoenix Symphony. Chang, of the Republic of Korea studies at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover, one of Germany's largest music-academies, performed Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 in the Bösendorfer finals at the renowned Phoenix Symphony Hall on Sunday, Jan. 11, culminating a week of festivities and performances in the competition. The Bösendorfer competition features top pianists from around the world ranging in age from 19 to 32.             The Yamaha and Bösendorfer competitors vied for medals and prize money totaling $50,000.             Vanessa Meiling Haynes, who hails from USA/Juilliard School Pre-College, performed Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 “Appasionata” in the Winners’ Recital of the Yamaha Senior Piano Competition on Saturday, Jan. 10 in Katzin Concert Hall on ASU’s Tempe campus. Haynes was awarded $4,000 and the gold medal in the Senior Competition, which features pianists ages 16 through 18.Second prize was not awarded in this category. Chaeyoung Park captured the bronze medal and a $1,000 prize.The top three winners in the Yamaha Junior Competition, for pianists 13 through 15, Haozhou Wang, who took home the $3,000 Addona-Burns Award and gold medal; Elliot Wuu, who captured the silver medal and a $2,000 prize; and tied for third prize were Charlie Liu and Allison To who earned the $1,000 Linda and Sherman Saperstein Award and the bronze medal. EunAe Lee took second place in the Bösendorfer competition, capturing a $10,000 prize. This year, the Bösendorfer second place award was named in memory of Phyllis Chiat, a longtime advocate of the arts who passed away last August after a short battle with cancer. Chiat especially supported and loved classical music and the piano. The award was made possible through the generous support of art lovers in the community and patrons of the ASU School of Music who knew Phyllis Chiat and her work, along with her husband, Harold Chiat, M.D. The third prize in the Bösendorfer competition was not awarded.             The distinguished panel of judges for the 2015 competition featured Brazilian conductor and pianist Ricardo Castro, Vadim Monastyrski of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, Zhe Tang from the Shanghai Conservatory in the People's Republic of China, Aleksandar Serdar of the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia along with ASU School of Music faculty members Robert Hamilton and Baruch Meir, the founder, president and artistic director of the competition.                 “This year’s festival featured many of the top young pianists from some of the world’s greatest music schools and teachers, including The Juilliard School, the Moscow Conservatory, the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover, the Royal College of Music in London and Arizona State University,” Meir said. “The talent on display throughout the competition was remarkable.”             Four Arizona students; three from Arizona State University and one from University of Arizona, were accepted to participate in this year’s competition, a testament to the tremendous quality of pianists in Arizona. Andrew Boyle, Nino Bakradze, Dani Shraibman, and Xiaoyu Zhang competed for the National Society of Arts and Letters Arizona Chapter Special Award for the best Arizona pianist. Nino Bakradze won that special honor.             Sung Chang won the Sangyoung Kim Award of $1,000, which recognizes the most outstanding performance of a virtuoso work in the Bösendorfer Competition. The Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award of $500 was given to Samson Tsoy for the most outstanding performances of a composition by a Russian composer. Tsoy was honored with the award in the Bösendorfer competition, and Elliot Wuu earned it in the Yamaha Competition. A pair of Yehuda Meir memorial awards of $250 was given to the two most outstanding artistic performances of an etude by Chopin. EunAe Lee won that award in the Bösendorfer Competition and Haozhou Wang won that honor in the Yamaha Competition.             Presented by the ASU School of Music and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, in collaboration with the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Young Artist Committee and the Arizona Piano Gallery, this biennial competition is considered one of the best in the world.             Heather Landes, director of the ASU School of Music, and Steven Tepper, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, both congratulated all the winners and commended each of the participants in this year’s competition. “The Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition serves as a springboard for the development of the next generation of young artists and provides us with a reminder of the transformative power of music,” Landes said.              A gala recital featuring members of the jury opened the week-long event on Jan. 4, followed by the competition’s live solo rounds, which were opened to the public, providing exciting opportunities to see participants from all over the world competing for advancement to the final round. The Yamaha Competition reached its conclusion when, after the results were announced, the top medalists performed on a CFX, Yamaha’s flagship concert grand piano, in the Winners’ Recital.The Bösendorfer Competition culminated in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the finalists. Each played a final concerto on Bösendorfer’s flagship concert grand, the Imperial 290, at Symphony Hall, accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony under the baton of conductor James Feddeck.Piano Gallery, Arizona’s premier piano showroom and the state’s largest Yamaha piano dealer, was instrumental in providing the practice pianos used throughout the competition as well as arranging for the concert grands used in the finals. The winners were presented with medals individually handcrafted and designed by OT Jeweler of Mesa, Az., another generous sponsor  Media Contact: Deborah Sussman Susser (480) 965-0478;deborah.susser@asu.edu

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Preparations begin for the 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition
January 4-11, 2015
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Yamaha Music London go to the EDGE with exclusive Bösendorfer design evening
Yamaha Music London is to host a very special evening on December 3rd, at which the Bösendorfer bespoke concept grand piano, ‘EDGE’ will be presented by its designers.
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Bösendorfer CEUS Project
at the Anton Bruckner University Linz (Austria)
Computer Music Studio
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3rd International Jenö Takacs Piano Competition
for young pianists 2014 at Oberschützen (Austria)
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An impressive gala concert as the final act of Puplinge Music Festival
in the Victoria Hall Geneva (Switzerland)
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Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Solo Competition
of Montreux Jazz 2014
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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.
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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 boesendorfer.concert@yamaha.co.th 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: th.yamaha.com
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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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Program for BÖSENDORFER-SAAL im MOZARTHAUS VIENNA
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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.
https://www.facebook.com/Boesendorfer.Klavierfabrik
You are welcome!
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THE NEW BÖSENDORFER SILENT PIANO - Unlimited Passion
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)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRBz245RhjI&feature=player_embedded
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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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BIRTH OF BÖSENDORFER.....
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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