We’re Excited to have Franz Mohr Back in Nashville!
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Franz Mohr has been chief concert technician for piano maker Steinway & Sons for more than a quarter century. As the close colleague of legendary musicians such as Vladmir Horowitz, Arthur Rubinstein, Glenn Gould, Rudolf Serkin, and many others, Franz Mohr has attended to their instruments, making delicate adjustments, that affect tone, balance, and other characteristics of sound. It is Mohr who enables virtuosos to fully realize their own individual interpretative styles and concepts of tonal color. Says Mohr himself: ”I play more at Carnegie Hall than anybody else, but I have no audience.”
- Saturday January 14th from 10am-6pm: If you’ve ever wanted help in selecting your new piano…this is the opportunity of a life time!! Franz Mohr has agreed to help our customers select their new piano. There is VERY LIMITED availability for appointments so you need to make your appointment ASAP. Franz will work with you for an hour in the selection of your piano. He can evaluate and make recommendations as well as let you know what kind of voicing and regulating that can be done to make it exactly like you want it! This is truly an amazing opportunity. Call your sales representative now! Or call 615-373-5901 and speak with a representative to book an appointment now!
- Saturday January 14th at 7pm: Come to Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville Franz Mohr will be doing a talk about his life touring with some of the most famous pianists. Come and hear the stories. You will have an opportunity meet Franz and purchase his book and he will be happy to autograph it for you!
- Sunday January 15th at 7pm at the Belcourt Theatre: The Belcourt Theatre is showing the movie PIANOMANIA at 7pm. Pianomania takes you into the secret world of sounds – a place where passion and the pursuit of perfection collide with artistic obsession and a little bit of madness. As Steinway & Sons’ chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knüpfer is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists. Juggling the demands of the pianist, the piano, and the piece to find the perfect match requires boundless enthusiasm, but also endless patience and nerves of steel. No detail is too small or too inconsequential for Knüpfer, not even the tiniest speck of dust on a piano string. Pianomania is a humorous and surprisingly suspenseful peek into the heated clash of wills between a genius craftsman and the renowned pianists who rely on his talent – including Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand – as they search together for that elusive perfect tone. Franz Mohr will be doing a talk and taking questions about what it’s like to be one of the greatest piano technicians in the world! Come see and hear what it’s like to see the piano through the eyes of the best technicians in the world! For more information and to get tickets call the Belcourt Theatre Box Office at (615) 383-9140.