One of the great features at Michelle’s Piano Company is our recital hall. This concert space conveys a warm acoustical environment in which the performer and audience are able to connect. Michelle’s Piano is proud of the fact that we host our area piano teachers and their students for their recitals. Students are given the opportunity to perform on a world class Steinway owned C & A instrument. he C & A means Concert Artist instrument this piano, is owned by Steinway New York.
Steinway has designated the C & A for select markets across the United States. This group of instruments are known as the “piano bank.” Each of these instruments are four years or younger. It is important to note that the word’s best concert venues and artist only play on instruments that are not very old. The Concert Artist piano that resides here at Michelle’s Piano is simply known as #286. Michelle’s piano also has a C & A Steinway B #828 When world renown artist come to Portland, OR they are entitled to a Steinway piano from the local authorized representative. These piano receive concert tuning and attention before performance. The Steinway Concert Artist piano receives special designation because of its unique inherent tone quality, resonance and projection. The benefit of this instrument is innumerable to both teachers, students and performers.
For the student many of them have never had the opportunity to perform their piece on a world class instrument. Perhaps to the younger student, they just have never played anything quite this large! The overwhelming feeling that a child to some extent is amazing. To the more advanced and experienced student it is the realization that they will be able to play and hear their piece come alive. For the performer they will enjoy the silkiness of the smooth action and the power of a V12 engine that follows every nuance that they command the instrument to do.
Like the times of old when Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin would entertain in the great halls of kings and nobleman or piano salons of the wealthy, as they used to be called. The listener can be transported back to something of timeless beauty and magnificence in our recital hall. Many comment on the old wood beams, the concrete floors and open space of the skylights. This environment combined with the Steinway Concert Artist D creates a pleasing and memorable experience for all involved.
So whether your are a student, teacher, pianist or someone who enjoys live music, we invite you to come and experience our recital/performance space for yourself. You can go to event page to see when the next upcoming concert is.
Linda Barker piano recital this past fall 2014