As part of Bromsgrove School’s ongoing commitment to the Performing Arts, the School has taken receipt of a state-of-the-art concert grand piano from Coach House Pianos.
Handcrafted in Austria, the Bösendorfer 280 VC grand Vienna Concert piano features sophisticated VC technology and an independent Capo d’Astro for perfect adjustment in the descant registry.
The concert grand piano will grace the stage of Routh Concert Hall, part of Bromsgrove’s new Performing Arts Centre which was officially opened in November 2017 by Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Honourable Christopher Lyttelton, 12th Viscount Cobham. Professor Lloyd Webber and the Conservatoire are closely involved with The Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Competition, hosted annually at Bromsgrove School.
The Bosendorfer 280VC has only been in production since last year and is one of under 100 similar models worldwide. The young musicians will officially be the first to perform on it in the competition during closed auditions 22-23 February and the Final which will be held on Saturday 24th February.
Director of Music, James McKelvey said “We are thrilled to have such a world-class piano at Bromsgrove. It will surely enhance the playing of our talented young musicians and in turn, the audience’s experience of our concerts”.
Photo L-R: James McKelvey - Director of Music, David Halford - Coach House Pianos, Peter Clague - Headmaster, Rupert Lane – Governor