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Sir András Schiff – Quarantine in Japan after his Concert Tour
March 2020, Sir András Schiff performed in Japan, in Tokyo and Osaka. Then came Covid-19. Schiff decided to stay in Japan and sent a special “thank you” to the Japanese Music Lovers.

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Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
Be embraced, millions!<br /> Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday
Beethoven is everywhere - especially in Vienna. He composed all of his masterpieces here, 1 opera, 5 piano concertos, 9 symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, and much more and thereby cemented Vienna’s position as the musical centre of Europe. Today, Beethoven is the most frequently played composer in the world and his Ninth Symphony is the most frequently performed work worldwide. He led music of the Viennese Classical era to its highest degree of development and paved the way toward Romanticism in music. For his 250th birthday, Bösendorfer honours this great composer with a Limited Edition Grand Piano.

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Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Canadian Rapper Drake, had the designer and architect Ferris Rafauli build an exclusive mansion in his hometown of Toronto. Ferris Rafauli and the Japanese designer Takashi Murakami together designed an extravagant Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280VC. Drake’s new music video “Drake - Toosie Slide” was filmed on his luxury property and reached over 12 million viewers within 3 days.

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NEWS - Factory Tours and Concerts
March 15, 2020
Due to the current situation with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the decision of the Austrian government announced March 10 and March 13, the following measures result:

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Elisabeth Waglechner wins the Salzburg Mozart Competition 2020
22-year-old Elisabeth Waglechner from Vienna wins not only the 1st prize but also the audience and special prize in the piano category.

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Bösendorfer "Architecture Series" Secession Concert Grand debuts at the 2020 US NAMM Show
A Limited Edition Collector’s Item and a Tribute to Viennese Art Nouveau
ANAHEIM (January 16, 2020) — Bösendorfer unveiled the Secession 214VC Vienna Concert grand piano, the first in the company’s Architecture Series, at the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim being held January 16-19, 2020.

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Grand Piano 170VC
Experience the unique qualities of the VC Technology in size 1.70 metre / 5‘7“
In 1908 Ludwig Bösendorfer himself designed the Bösendorfer 170 for the highly cultured society of Imperial Vienna. The Grand Piano 170VC leads Ludwig Bösendorfer’s inventive spirit into the next generation.

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Review Valentina Lisitsa - Tschaikowsky
For the 125th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death, Valentina Lisitsa presents the complete works for solo piano by Tchaikovsky. The duets were recorded with her husband and duet partner Alexei Kuznetsoff. Some of the works have just recently been rediscovered and were never recorded before.

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Paul Badura Skoda dies in his 92nd year
Keeper of the Viennese sound
For more than 60 years, Paul Badura Skoda has been one of the great international pianists. His interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert are legendary. A guardian of the Viennese sound, a collector of old instruments and an enthusiastic teacher for his students.

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16th International Beethoven Piano Competition 2020
The Final May 14, 2020 of the Beethoven Competition is canceled
The organizers of The International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna and the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts are deeply sorry to announce that the competition’s 16th&nbsp;edition must be postponed due to the current developments in the CoVid19 crisis.

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