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Journal: Juries in Competition
10.04.2019
When Skill Is the Deciding Factor
The world premiere of the Juries in Competition piano competition took place at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Between February 5 and 14, four juries delivered their verdicts—three expert juries composed of accomplished people in the piano world, complemented by an audience jury.

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Stephen Hough - An action to die for
An Action to die for, of Clarity and Speed and Brilliance
Stephen Hough had decided to record the complete Beethoven piano concertos live across two concerts, but plans soon changed ...

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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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Frühling für Beethoven
Pianistin Dorothy Khadem-Missagh initiiert achtteilige Konzertreihe in Wien und Niederösterreich.

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Bösendorfer und more Zyklus
Beethoven in den Kasematten in Wiener Neustadt
Die April-Termine der Bösendorfer and More Veranstaltungsreihe in den Kasematten werden verschoben und am Ende der Reihe im Mai 2021 gespielt werden.

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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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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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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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