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Tickling the ivories at the Isabel

Person playing the piano at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Staff at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts received a very special delivery this morning: a Steinway concert grand piano.

Renowned for their quality, Steinway pianos grace the stages of performance halls around the world and have been celebrated by artists from Glenn Gould to Billy Joel. A Steinway grand piano is made from over 12,000 individual parts, and typically takes nearly a year to make.

The Isabel’s Steinway piano was purchased with philanthropic support from William and Meredith Saunderson of Toronto and from John Partridge and Jean Partridge of Calgary.

Pianist Maxim Bernard will play the Steinway on September 21 when he performs with the Afiara Quartet as part of the first concert in the Isabel classical series, The Ensembles.

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[photo credit: Queen’s Communications]