Bolet’s Favorite Piano

Bolet’s Favorite Piano

Jorge Bolet 1

When I was a young student at The Curtis Institute of Music, I had the incredible fortune of studying under the legendary pianist Jorge Bolet. While most of the practice rooms at Curtis had Steinway pianos, Mr. Bolet’s teaching studio (1E in the old building) had 2 beautiful Baldwin pianos. I was later to learn that this was because Mr. Bolet was a Baldwin artist, and I believe that the Baldwin pianos of that time provided the pianistic tools that helped him express his mastery of the romantic piano literature, particularly the music of Franz Liszt, which he recorded extensively.

The Baldwin SF-10 featured in this video is a 7 foot grand piano, built around the year 2000, that was part of Baldwin’s prestigious Artist series. If memory serves me correctly, these were the models that Mr. Bolet used in his studio. This piano was hand-built in the USA, and is an excellent example of Baldwin’s craftsmanship at its height. Featuring tremendous power and clarity, it’s easy to see and hear why Mr. Bolet loved these pianos so much, especially whenever he played his beloved Rachmaninoff or Liszt.

Recent Post

Yamaha 2021 Holiday Promo

Continue Reading...

Yamaha 2021 Holiday Promo

FINANCING COMPLIANCE – DISCLOSURE *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Subject to credit approval. Financing offers include: 1) Same as cash: interest-free if paid in full within 24-month period; monthly payments of $27.32 per $1,000 borrowed for 48 months at 13.99%

Continue Reading...

A new Ruffatti pipe organ in our region….. we hope.

Continue Reading...

A new Ruffatti pipe organ in our region….. we hope.

The organ in any church can offer a touch of divinity, be central to worship, and can have a beauty that is rarely matched. But replacing a failing pipe organ during a pandemic can be particularly frustrating. Just ask the

Continue Reading...

Get In Touch

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Clock

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sundays: 12am - 5pm

icon-phone

ORDER BY PHONE

800-394-1117