New piano grand
AFTER more than a year of negotiation and fundraising, a new Kawai concert grand piano has been bought by the Coffs Harbour Music Society.
The piano will be used by some of the best Australian and international piano virtuosi in the society's popular classical concert program.
In addition it will be made available to visiting students from Australian tertiary conservatoria and performance colleges, as well as local music students.
Liz Jamison, president of the Coffs Harbour Music Society, said she was grateful for the generous support of Kawai and the many people and sponsors who had made the piano possible.
"Fundraising is ongoing as there is still a substantial loan to repay to council," Ms Jamison said.
"It's great that the community finally boasts a performance quality concert grand. For some years now our 350-strong audi- ence has been making do with the council's piano from the old Civic Centre."
Music lovers will have the opportunity to hear the new grand at the hands of internationally celebrated Australian pianist Duncan Gifford in a concert on June 17 at CHEC at 8pm.