25/4/2016 [Strumenti musicali]
Croatia's largest College of Music, The University of Zagreb Music Academy, opens a new chapter in its development with a investment in 20 Bösendorfer pianos
University of Zagreb Music Academy looks to the future with major installation of Yamaha and Bösendorfer Pianos.
Croatia's largest College of Music, The University of Zagreb Music Academy, is set to open a new chapter in its development with a major investment in 20 Bösendorfer pianos. Almost all of the pianos are from their acclaimed 'Conservatory Series' and this acquisition constitutes the largest sale of Bösendorfer pianos outside Austria in the last 30 years.
The fleet of new pianos is as ambitious as it is varied; in addition to the 20 Bösendorfers already installed (13 x 200CS, 5 x 214CS and 2 x 225's) there are 3 Yamaha Disklavier DS6 Pro models, and a wide variety of Yamaha grand and upright instruments.
The pianos have taken pride of place in the new Ferimport building located in Marshal Tito Square. This new facility marks a significant expansion of the campus facilities, occupying 12,000 square metres over 10 floors. The Music Academy has 150 full-time employees and over 550 students. Additionally, this major investment comes in advance of the completion of a new concert hall where a busy programme of celebratory events will mark the occasion.
Founded as the Music Schools of the Croatian Music Institute in 1829, The Music Academy developed first into a Conservatory before becoming the Royal Academy of Music in 1922, and subsequently forming a constituent part of the University of Zagreb.
This tender was completed through ‘Euro-Unit d.o.o.’; the general distributor for Yamaha Musical Instruments in Croatia for the last 20 years and the general distributor for Bösendorfer in the West - Balkan area since 2015