Classical virtuoso loses ‘best friend’ as movers drop $200,000 piano


A piano virtuoso is mourning the loss of her “best friend” after movers dropped her grand piano. Canadian Angela Hewitt is acclaimed as one of the world’s leading classical pianists. All of her European recordings since 2003 were performed on her Fazioli F278 concert grand piano, which was the only one in the world to have four pedals.

She says two weeks ago movers came into her recording studio to tell her they had “dropped” it. The piano was kept at her home in Italy, and estimates it is worth over $200,000 (£155,000). Her use of the piano is noted on the Fazioli website.(BBC)…[+]