THIS 9.2 CONCERT GRAND PIANO WAS BUILT IN 1923 and THERE ARE ONLY 2 OTHER 1923 BLUTHNER 9.2 CONCERT GRAND PIANO'S STILL IN EXISTENCE. THIS 9.2 CONCERT GRAND WAS TOTALLY REBUILT AT THE BLUTHNER FACTORY -- LEIPZIG, GERMANY -- FOR THE FRANZ LISTZ COMPETITION AT AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY IN 2005. BEEN OWNED CONTINUOUSLY BY ONLY ONE CONCERT PIANIST SINCE 2005. THE BLUTHNER 9.2 CONCERT GRAND PIANO IS THE CHOICE OF LISTZ ARTISTS WORLD WIDE AND IS OFTEN SHIPPED TO FULFILL UPCOMING CONCERT OBLIGATIONS FOR THE ARTIST..
Composers, artists, and music lovers alike have sought out Blüthner pianos for 160 years. The Blüthner family still today maintains their unique qualities. In the words of the well known pianist, composer, and Blüthner model II owner, Roger Kellaway: "I chose the Blüthner for the following reasons: 1) Its warmth; 2) Its remarkable versatility of ‘dynamic’ range throughout the entire keyboard: 3) The wonderful even-ness of the action; 4) The ‘singing’ quality of the upper register. The piano sings throughout the keyboard, but in the last upper two octaves, where most pianos are a disappointment to me, the Blüthner takes its well-deserved bow; 5) The excellence and the obvious patience of expert craftsmanship; 6) The response to any style of music - classical, jazz, pop, rock-n-roll, folk music, Avant-guard, etc.; 7) The ‘orchestral’ quality of the Blüthner which is so necessary for me as a pianist and as a composer."