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New Bechstein restoration pictures

We have new pictures from Courtney Pianos of the Bechstein piano under restoration. These show the cleaned frame back in the repolished piano body and the “Bechstein Blue” felts which were a Bechstein trademark.

Cleaned frame back in cabinet Cleaned frame back in cabinet, showing strings

Fundraiser by Between Us

The wonderful jazzy folky group Between Us are organising another fundraiser for the June 23 concert.

This is on Friday May 18th at the very cosy café at St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3AY.

Please come if you want to raise funds for the amazing June concert featuring the concert pianist Varvara Maggs performing the first recital on the restored 1878 Bechstein grand piano at St John the Baptist Church.

Here’s the Between Us Facebook event and here’s the EventBrite page for the June concert.

Celebration Concert – tickets available!

Tickets for the celebration concert on 23 June are now available on EventBrite.

Reminder: We’re celebrating the return of the fully restored 1878 Bechstein piano to St John the Baptist with a piano recital by Russian concert pianist Varvara Maggs.

Click below to order your tickets to this fantastic event!

Eventbrite - Celebration Concert for Restored 1878 Bechstein Grand Piano

Concert poster

Concert poster
Poster for the concert, designed by Martin and Kevin.

New in – this poster from the concert, designed by Martin and Kevin from an original by Bechstein dated 1920.

This is close to being the finished article for our promotion. Martin is also working hard on the programme and this is looking great too.

We’re now selling tickets on EventBrite.

Favaio Baroque

Favaio Ensemble concert poster

We enjoyed a lovely treat last Sunday with a performance by the wonderful Favaio Baroque, the beautiful sounds of Baroque era music sounding perfect in this sandstone church with its high vaulted ceiling. Not only that but also the concert raised nearly £200 towards the Bechstein piano appeal and celebration concert. Thank you everyone at Favaio for the funds raised and the lovely music.