Concert hall gets rid of its pianosmain
The calamity ridden Fairfield Halls in Croydon, outside London, has returned nine pianos to Phoenix Pianos, ‘a little-known manufacturer based in Kent.’
Before the Halls closed for refurbishment in 2016, the venue had two prized Steinway grand pianos, each worth around £45,000, one of which had been paid for by public subscription. Mystery surrounds the fate of those two cherished instruments – it has been suggested that they were sold off at a massive discount towards meeting some of the previous management company’s deficits.
More on the miserable saga here.