Classical piano versus scary stage fright

Little did we know that classical musicians can suffer from stage fright.  One would think that after those years of super disciplined training that they would have overcome such a problem but according to writer Ivan Hewett’s story focusing on several legendary classical musicians such as Steven Osborne, Renee Fleming and Vladimir Horowitz. Each of …

The Ritmuller Piano Legacy In The 21st Century

Since 1795 the Ritmuller piano has been the hallmark of excellence in piano manufacturing the world over. To keep their legacy of masterful craftsmanship in the new millennium, Ritmuller has taken on a whole new approach to manufacturing but keeping the excellence they’re renowned for.  Their total line of products has been re-engineered.  From one …

Pianos that were Painted by NYC Students Featured at Super Bowl

Pianoss that were headed toward the trash ended up on their way to MetLife Stadium, complete with Super Bowl rings, game paint, and celebrity endorsement. These very special instruments made an appearance at the big game in order to honor student artists who put a lot of work into them. Each piano was repurposed by the …

New Ritmüller GH-212 7′ Semi Concert Grand Piano

  Just In:  This is a new Ritmüller GH-212 7′ semi concert grand.  The European sound generated by this German engineered, hand made instrument; facilitated by German strings, German Renner hammers and eastern white European spruce sound boards is simply remarkable. Ritmüller has found a way to produce a piano that has a tone rich …