Chris Maene & Daniel Barenboim launch new concert grand at London’s Royal Festival Hall


Chris Maene & Daniel Barenboim unveiled a ground-breaking new piano, the Barenboim-Maene Concert Grand - based on Steinway & Sons, at a special event at London’s Royal Festival Hall (26 May, 2015). Conceived and commissioned by Barenboim himself, the Barenboim-Maene piano was developed and built by esteemed Belgian instrument maker Chris Maene, with support from Steinway & Sons. The new Barenboim-Maene piano combines the touch, stability, and power of a modern piano with the transparent sound quality and distinguishable colour registers of more historic instruments and, while it does not differ significantly in looks from a modern concert grand, most of its components – including the braces, the soundboard, the cast-iron frame, the bass strings, the keyboard and action – have been specially-designed and tailor made and the positioning of others, such as the hammers and strings is radically different.

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Extra press conference in Belgium :  Chris Maene Workshop Ruiselede, May 27th, 11 h More info ? mail or +32 51 68 64 37

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