Very best pianists

Please join us to celebrate our inaugural conservatoire lunchtime recital series featuring some of the very best pianists from our London conservatoires.

Providing a wonderful opportunity for highly gifted young artists to perform at an excellent venue on superb instruments, these recitals will also give our customers a unique insight into the extraordinary wealth of talent being nurtured in our conservatoires. We do hope you will be able to join us for one or more of these showcase performances.

best-pianist-londonSept 26: James Willshire plays Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart and Ravel

Oct 10: Yurie Miura plays Chopin, Scriabin and Szymanowski

Oct 24: Yoko Nakamura plays Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Martin and Mozart

Nov 14: Amit Yahav plays Chopin and Schumann

Nov 28: Sasha Grynyuk plays Mozart, Bach and Scriabin

Dec 12: Jayson Gillham plays Beethoven and Chopin

The performances are free of charge will take place in the dedicated performance space within our historic Piano Hall. All recitals will commence at 1pm. Seating is limited so please call in advance to reserve your place.

Chappell of Bond Street continue to develop their increasingly popular Yamaha London LIVE! Programme of live music events and seminars with the announcement of the Lunchtime Conservatoire Concert Series.

The Conservatoire Concert Series will commence in September this year, encompass over twenty full performances and run through to June 2008. It will provide a valuable performance opportunity and showcase top students from the London conservatoires whilst offering customers the opportunity to enjoy some of the UK’s best emerging classical talent.

Initial discussions with the London Conservatoires were so well received that Chappell immediately invited the Heads of Keyboard Studies to nominate four top students to participate in the programme – and the nine month long series was born!

The concerts will take place in the dedicated performance space within the historic Piano Hall which is already becoming associated with quality events as well as offering one of the most comprehensive piano selections anywhere in the UK.

Professor Christopher Elton , Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Academy of Music comments “I am delighted that Yamaha and Chappell of Bond Street have joined forces to instigate what I am sure is going to be an exciting and extremely enjoyable series of lunchtime recitals featuring some of the best talent from the London Music Colleges.

This imaginative scheme is going to offer a wonderful opportunity to highly gifted young artists at a critical time in their careers, whereby they can perform in a fine venue and on superb instruments. It will also afford the public the possibility of hearing playing of the highest quality by the top emerging talent of the current young generation of musicians.

I congratulate Yamaha and Chappell of Bond Street most gratefully on this new venture – one that will help to make high quality LIVE music easily accessible – and wish them and all the young artists who perform great success.”

Situated in the heart of Soho, the new Wardour Street location is ideally situated for Live Music promotions and has recently hosted events featuring Jools Holland, Jazz ace Chris Minh Doky andI Can Play It Days; the latter proving particularly popular and reaching a whole a new audience of aspiring musicians.

The Yamaha London LIVE! Program has also allowed Chappell to establish valuable media partnerships. Later this month the store is co-promoting seminars with Jazzwise Magazine featuring the acclaimed jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen.

Chappell of Bond Street manager Nigel Hill comments “We are inspired by the effectiveness of our expanding Yamaha London LIVE! programmme, it allows us to be so much more creative with our marketing and communications and is reaching new customers who love live music but who have always harboured a desire to play an instrument. By combining high-level music events with one of the best exhibitions of musical instruments in the UK we are becoming recognised as much more than a music store.”