Bechstein Centrum

The Groups Unknown Berlin and Music, Opera, Ballet, were guests of the C. Bechstein Centrum/Stilwerk. After a short reception, Mr. Gregor Willmes (Cultural Manager of the C. Bechstein Pianoforte Fabrik AG) gave a very interesting and engaging presentation on the world famous piano maker Carl Bechstein and the exciting history of his enterprise. Mr. Toben Garlin, from the Bechstein Center Berlin, then demonstrated the difference in tone between a contemporary Bechstein grand piano and the historic Liszt piano. In addition, he revealed the interior workings of a concert piano. What a captivating and unexpectedly informative experience this was! The highlight of the evening was the subsequent concert featuring romantic chamber music, performed by Máté Szücs (viola) and the Belgian classical pianist Michèle Gurdal.