Behold: Two years of fundraising gone to splinters.
Bought at auction this Boesendorfer , “the Rolls Royce of pianos”, was being delivered to the home of Penny Aide, founder mobile.ae.org of The Two Moors Festival in England, when it slipped, slid down an embankment and landed upside down. (It”s reported that the delivery men “literally tore their hair in anguish”.) Steinway stepped in with a loaner, but now Boesendorfer has donated a brand new, hand-built Imperial Grand, valued at $174,000, to the festival. Read the full story here.