Mitsuko Uchida can’t find a piano fit for Hamburg’s new hallmain
The meticulous artist was asked to select one of 12 Steinway grands for Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie.
Apparently, none of them met her exacting requirements – and she is due to give the hall’s first solo recital on January 11, 2017.
What’s to be done?
Apparently, Mitsuko has agreed to test more pianos in the summer, after the hall has undergone further adjustments by its chief acoustician, Yasuhisa Toyota.
Fascinating report here (auf Deutsch).
photo (c) Roland Magunia / HA