Tuesday, April 17, 2007
In the Conservatorium Recital Hall, imagine Chopin's preludes cascading from this fine piano which has been handcrafted in Newcastle by Stuart & Sons.
Wayne Stuart, piano maker, believes that if a piano is to remain a vital musical instrument it must continue to evolve and, quoting from his brochure, has introduced means that encourage the strings to vibrate in a more controlled manner for an outstanding dynamic range, longer sustain and greater clarity. An expanded keyboard and additional soft pedal are also surprising features.
The recital by the postgrad from Newcastle Conservatorium had finished on a high note and the piano was closed before I could reach it to take a photo.