UK museum director declares Steinway unaestheticmain
There has long been a Sunday lunchtime concert series in the magnificent Gallery 3 at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Some 20 years ago Christopher Hogwood raised money to purchase a top quality Steinway for use in Gallery 3. This piano is now under threat because the Museum’s director, Luke Syson, has declared the instrument ‘unaesthetic’ and has declined to house it in Gallery 3 or adjacent spaces.
The music faculty are unhappy as they put forward undergraduate instrumental award holders to perform one concert each term.
Among performers next term is Rob Burton (sax, 2018 Young Musician woodwind finalist) with Konya Kanneh-Mason (piano). Rob attributes his first love of sax to hearing a player at one of the Fitz Sunday concerts.