Greensboro Day School Hosts Tour of Legendary Van Cliburn Piano
Greensboro Day School is proud to be a part of the Steinway Piano Gallery - Greensboro and Charlotte regional tour to showcase the personal Steinway & Sons piano of Van Cliburn, one of classical music’s most revered artists. The stunning Model D, Serial #443530, was a favorite of Mr. Cliburn’s and accompanied him to the great stages of the world for some of his most memorable performances. The piano will make appearances in the Triad and will be available for viewing and playing by appointment, used in performances by music students, concert artists, and competition winners. The goal of the tour is to make the iconic piano available to be played by a diverse group of musicians—from young students to seasoned professionals.
The Van Cliburn piano will tour the Triad during the month of September with two events at Greensboro Day School:
Friday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Performance by the Triad Institute for Young Musicians. In addition to special student lectures presented by Steinway Piano Gallery – Charlotte’s Mark Love on Van Cliburn and the political impact of his historic 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition win in Moscow, Greensboro Day School will present high school students from the area performing works from Cliburn’s historic Moscow repertoire. Also on display: recorded Van Cliburn performances showcased on the Steinway Spirio player piano system. Admission to the performances and lobby display is free.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Vincent van Gelder will perform selections from Van Cliburn’s 1958 Tchaikovsky competition program as well as works by Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Liszt. Also on display: recorded Van Cliburn performances showcased on the Steinway Spirio player piano system. Admission to van Gelder performance and lobby display is free.
For those wishing to schedule time to play this historic piano, please sign up here.
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