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November 5, 2019 at 7:53pm

Conceived in 2011, the Barenboim piano has taken 18 months and 4,000 people hours of work to build – and may one day go into wider production

The exterior looks much the same as any other modern concert grand piano but inside there are some dramatic differences.

Designed by the Belgian instrument maker Chris Maene, the Barenboim has straight parallel strings instead of the diagonal-crossed ones of a contemporary piano. The wooden soundboard veins go in different directions. The... See More

Conceived in 2011, the Barenboim piano has taken 18 months and 4,000 people hours of work to build – and may one day go into wider production

The exterior looks much the same as any other modern concert grand piano but inside there are some dramatic differences.

Designed by the Belgian instrument maker Chris Maene, the Barenboim has straight parallel strings instead of the diagonal-crossed ones of a contemporary piano. The wooden soundboard veins go in different directions. The bridges, ribs and bracings are specially-designed and the hammers and strings (yellow brass rather than red brass) have been repositioned.

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October 25, 2019 at 12:18pm

British pianist Sarah Nicolls is in the process of developing the new design and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with costs.

Modelled on a combination of grand and upright, the new design aims to be light and compact enough to bring the fullness of a grand piano’s sound into modern spaces.

Drastically reducing the weight of the instrument is a big feature of the Standing Grand. Whilst a standard grand piano weighs around 450kg, the Standing Grand will weigh around... See More

British pianist Sarah Nicolls is in the process of developing the new design and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with costs.

Modelled on a combination of grand and upright, the new design aims to be light and compact enough to bring the fullness of a grand piano’s sound into modern spaces.

Drastically reducing the weight of the instrument is a big feature of the Standing Grand. Whilst a standard grand piano weighs around 450kg, the Standing Grand will weigh around 82kg, making it so much easier to shift around your home.

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