On 27th May, Finchcocks will be hosting a concert in collaboration with John Broadwood and Sons, with all profits being donated to Help Musicians UK.
It celebrates the bicentenary of the delivery of one of Broadwood’s finest pianos to Beethoven.
Finchcocks has three Broadwood pianos in its collection that are used for weekend piano course. One of them bears a remarkable similarity to the one that was sent to Beethoven in 1817.
In 1817 Thomas Broadwood, knowing Beethoven to be an admirer of his pianos, took particular care to create an instrument that would impress the most famous composer of the era. He invited five highly-acclaimed London-based musicians to help design the instrument. It took almost a year to make and was dispatched from London on 27th December, 1817.
Paul Roberts, an internationally-acclaimed concert pianist, will be performing pieces by Beethoven in the first half of the concert. In the second half, Paul, who is a leading authority on the music of Debussy, will be playing selected works to mark the centenary of Debussy’s death.
The concert will take place in the newly-renovated vaulted brick cellars in Finchcocks on Sunday 27th May at 7:30 PM.
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