Central London gets new recital hallmain
The piano dealer Terence Lewis has been engaged to reinstate the Bechstein brand in the UK.
As a first step he has obtained planning permission for a flagship store and 100-seat concert hall at 22 Wigmore Street, a grenade’s throw from the Wigmore Hall.
Terry is reminding everyone that the Wigmore Hall was originally the Bechstein Hall until it was requisitioned as enemy property in 1916.
The new hall will open in 2023.
Bechstein is one of the last grand names still manufacturing pianos in Europe.