In the final instalment of our Meet the Pianos series for this year, David Owen Norris introduces some of our modern concert grands. Many people will find these more familiar-looking than our rarer historic instruments. But they’re not all the same, and modern piano firms, just like their 18th-century counterparts, search to create instruments with their own characteristic sounds. At Southampton we provide a range of different pianos from different makers, so that students can experience the widest possible variety of different touches and sounds.
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