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The piano event of the year

29. July 2008

Markson Pianos, Bösendorfer’s UK agent, is hosting a special sale of Bösendorfer pianos to coincide with The Two Moors Festival 2008 London fundraising concert on 17 September 2008.   

Bösendorfer’s new London dealer, Markson Pianos, is hosting a special sale of Bösendorfer pianos on Wednesday 17 September from 2.00pm at the Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. The sale has been organised to coincide with a Gala Concert in aid of the Two Moors Festival which is to be held at Cadogan Hall at 7.30pm on the same day.

Set up in 2001 to regenerate Dartmoor and Exmoor following the devastation caused by Foot and Mouth Disease, the Two Moors Festival has developed rapidly into a festival of international standing. No one will ever forget the tragedy of the dropped piano but the Austrian company Bösendorfer's generosity in presenting the Festival with a new Imperial Concert Grand was phenomenal. 

The Two Moors Festival piano is a Bösendorfer Imperial. The piano featured in the Cadogan Hall concert will be a Bösendorfer 280 Concert Grand. Concert-goers will also be treated to a performance by the renowned Austrian concert pianist, Christoph Berner . To purchase tickets for the Gala Concert, please visit the Cadogan Hall website, or download the event guide here [pdf, 719.0kb].

The sales event will provide a unique opportunity to own one of the world’s truly great pianos, and to create a legacy and investment for generations to come. For more information about the sales event please contact Markson Pianos on 020 7935 8682 or download the flyer from the left-hand side of the page.

About Bösendorfer

Ignaz Bösendorfer, born in 1794, set up as a piano maker in 1828. At that time, Franz Liszt was shattering almost every piano at his disposal with his vigorous technique. Friends suggested he try a Bösendorfer which withstood his powerful playing. The Bösendorfer concert grand subsequently shot to fame.

The company was taken over by Ignaz’s son Ludwig Bösendorfer in 1859. Ludwig, a highly talented musician with an exceptionally good ear, made such improvements to the instruments that the name Bösendorfer became synonymous with a breathtakingly rich and beautiful sound.

Today around 450 instruments are built every year at Bösendorfer’s factory in Wiener Neustadt, south of Vienna. Ninety per cent of the world-famous instruments are destined for the export market.

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