Haven’t you always wanted to take up the piano?
Have you ever wanted to ‘lift the lid’?
Here is your chance!
I am selling my baby grand with proceeds going to The Red Hen Project a charity that supports vulnerable children.
The piano was made by the East German company, August Forster, between 1929 and 1937. It has the dimensions 126cm long x 152cm wide x 99cm high. It has been housed for the last few years by the family of a diploma student. It has been well looked after, but since the student left for University 18 months ago, it has not been tuned.
‘Having grown up playing mostly on an upright piano, I had only really experienced playing on a grand during lessons and at concerts. This was a totally different experience! Being able to play Miranda’s piano whilst working towards first my Grade 8 and later when beginning to prepare for my diploma was incredibly helpful; not only did I become more confident and creative playing on a larger piano, but the novelty factor of having a grand piano in my back room and being able to play it whenever I chose never quite wore off! I’ve really enjoyed having Miranda’s piano. It has made me fall in love even more deeply with the piano and I am so sad to be parting with it. I owe a lot of gratitude to this piano which went a long way towards helping me improve my playing and building my confidence as a pianist. Whoever buys this piano will cherish as I have’.
Thank you to Maurice Hodges for running his fingers over my ivories! You can hear him playing the piano here: https://youtu.be/BmtfMXEtrKA! and here:https://youtu.be/zwM9N7c576w
Please DM to view. Buyer must collect from Cambridge.
The piano was purchased by my grandfather in 1957 from Jaques Samuel Pianos: