An emergency piano airlift to BeirutNews
The German maker Carl Bechstein has shipped six grand pianos and ten uprights to the National Conservatoire in Lebanon, enabling it to resume lessons.
The Conservatoire has been disrupted since the August 2020 explosion in Beirut port and subsequent electricity failures.
The instigator of the relief mission is the fine Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha. The value of the shipment is 300,000 Euros.