Faculty of Humanities investment delivers new Steinway pianos
The Music department at The University of Manchester was recently delighted to acquire four new Steinway grand pianos for use by students studying in the Martin Harris Centre.
The instruments were chosen in Hamburg by Professor David Fanning and Paul Pickering (the Martin Harris Centre’s Piano Tuner/Technician) with Technical Services Manager Karl Spencer in attendance.
All three were given a tour of the Steinway factory and met Keith Glazebrook, Institution Sales Representative for Steinway & Sons. They were shown the production process all the way from timber to final polishing and were able to discuss the Music Department’s requirements.
Professor David Fanning says “The new instruments, costing some £300,000 in total, are a major enhancement to the Music Department’s teaching resources, as the first step in its bid to become an ‘all-Steinway’ department.”
The new pianos have been funded by investment from the Faculty of Humanities to enhance facilities for undergraduate and post-graduate Music students.