Bösendorfer Party 2010!

On August 18th we were pleased to host Simon Oss, Worldwide Director for Bösendorfer. Simon has been aware of Cunningham Piano Company by reputation and was aware of our work, but this was his first visit to Philadelphia in person.

To celebrate, we invited some of Philadelphia's finest musicians to share Viennese food, drink, music, and culture... and to meet Simon Oss, of course. It was a huge success! Over 100 Philadelphia area musicians, including people from the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Astral Artists, Curtis Institute, the Mendelssohn Club, Drexel University, Lincoln University, Haverford College, and more stopped by over the course of the afternoon. Here are a few highlights:

During the afternoon there was a number of impromptu performances by a number of incredible young people. Max Song, a winner in this year's Young Classical Musician's Idol contest graced us with some of Saint Saens' most beautiful music.

Farid Barron (left), who has been the pianist for Wynton Marsalis and currently plays with Sun Ra's Arkestra and is on faculty at Drexel University spends a little time with Ray Chandler, Director of Bösendorfer, USA.

Simon Oss spoke to the attendees and graciously thanked them for all of their support. He also praised the food and our wine choice.  

Vince Grantano, piano industry veteran who began as sales manager at Cunningham over 40 years ago visits with Doris Cohen-Reber, whose family owned Cunningham Piano Company for two generations.

Young Daniel Baker did not expect to perform for us at all, but with his father at the keyboard he felt comfortable enough to sing for us beautifully! Daniel did a great job and although his father Ted is a Philadelphia area attorney, we know he secretly dreams of being a pianist.

10 year old Josh Camen is a chess champion, an advanced math scholar, and he played Beethoven for us. He was overheard commenting, "I love this piano!"

Janelle McCoy (center), Executive Director of The Mendelssohn Club and Ellie Elkington, a member of their board join Rich Galassini, Co-Owner of Cunningham Piano Company.

Jeff Bradshaw, who has toured with Sting, arranged his brass parts, and is about to leave on a tour with Tyler Perry made a quick stop to join us. He won the award for "best entrance"!

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