Just had my lunchtime recital confirmed - Wed 6th Dec at the Richard Attenborough centre in Leicester Must confirm repertoire by the end of the week.
Anyway, as this has come up, plus another concert in the Midlands in Spring and then hopefully more, I feel it's time again to purchase a new piano. I used to have a new Bechstein upright but alas no longer - all to do with coming to Spain. I've had to practice for the LRSM on my Kemble, the piano Mum and Dad brought for me when I was 5. It has taken quite a battering for a small piano over the last 25 yrs.
I wonder if you might comment on my potential shortlist of pianos, all of which are for sale by dealers and private individuals on the net:
I've removed the links posted previously as I thought it might be giving away free advertising to the seller
1) Bechstein L boudoir grand. 1928 but fully restored in 1992. (Pianostreet)
2) Bosendorfer baby grand 1937 restored in 1999 (Ebay)
3) Grotrian Steinweg 160, 5ft 4' Original condition (Ebay)
I will be going to view these when I return to the UK in a couple of days.
The Bechstein looks in fantastic condition.
The Bosendorfer, well, to own a Bosendorfer would be wonderful - like a dream
The Grotrian - i've heard they are excellent pianos. This one looks pretty good as well.
I'd be interested to know what you all think