After being invited to a private cocktail reception to hear the revolutionary Bogányi grand piano, I wanted to make sure I shared the below information with you, so that you too will have the opportunity to hear this amazing piece of functional art at the Newport Music Festival, July 9-15, 2016. Information about the festival follows the below press release.
When the paths of world-renowned Hungarian pianist, Gergely Bogányi and industrial innovator, François Bandura, founder of Mono Group, crossed - something remarkable happened. A music and an industrial sphere forged into a single more powerful force, and a new universe of piano making began.
With the engineering know-how from the Mono group and their expertise in manufacturing luxury automotive interiors, for brands like Lamborghini and Porsche, an entire new piano manufacturing facility now exists. Another miracle in our piano story. The state-of-the-art quality and expertise of Mono Group in the areas of carbon fiber, wood, aluminum and piano black complement the project perfectly.
The Bogányi piano was first successfully launched internationally from Budapest in January 2015, with much worldwide interest. Karoly Reisinger, CEO of the New York piano repair shop Klavierhaus, was "mesmerized" at a sound he said brought lyrical qualities back to the piano after a century of power-focused development. "In this design you will be able to hear the 1850-1860 era qualities, lyrical, belllike, precise – and also the modern instrument that our time is used to, which is clarity," he said. Four-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Gerald Clayton felt he had played a slick new type of instrument. "The sound almost feels as if you're in a bubble, it's so clear," he said. "It's a new sensation.” Now, with one more year of extensive development and research, the finished design is complete. Produced with technique from Mono Group’s state-of-the-art, industrial luxury automotive interior finishes.
|Gergely Bogányi premieres the Bogányi Grand Piano at The Breakers.|
As stated above, the Bogányi piano makes its North American debut, at the Newport Music Festival, 2016. Festival goers, journalists and invited guests can experience ‘Sound beyond time’ for themselves in the stately atmosphere of the Newport mansions. Gergely Bogányi will have two recitals, at the Breakers on July 9, 8pm and at the Elms on July 14th, 11am. There will also be a private cocktail evening on July 12th and an appearance at the Rhapsody at Rosecliff Gala Dinner on July 15th.
The Bogányi piano is a modern interpretation of the traditional, high performance grand piano. Envisioned and developed world renowned Hungarian pianist, Gergely Bogányi. Refined and produced by François Bandura, founder of Mono Group. Today, it is a new icon of Hungarian innovation and pioneering spirit, made to the finest luxury automotive finishes and specifications. Worldwide production is available out of our facility north of Budapest in Hungary
About the Newport Music Festival: Throughout 17 days and nights, and on stages housed in the celebrated Gilded Age Newport Mansions, the 48th season of the festival will present 60 concerts featuring over 100 artists from around the globe. From sunrise concerts at the Chinese Tea House, to the highly sought-after box lunch concerts on the lawn of the Blithewold Mansion and Chateau-sur-Mur, to the evening performances at the magnificent Breakers mansion, the Newport Music Festival is an experience for all the senses. Renowned for its daily diet of Romantic era chamber performances, the last decade has brought with it a broadening of the festival’s musical landscape. From Bach to Bernstein to world premieres by established and emerging composers, as well as rare discoveries of forgotten minor masterpieces, the festival offers something for everyone, even those just looking for a magical experience at the edge of the world. The complete festival schedule and ticket reservations will be are available via www.NewportMusic.org
Photos via BoganyiPiano.com and NewportMusic.com