In January, the C. Bechstein Centrum Berlin hosted guests from London:
Prof. Dina Parakhina from the Royal College of Music in London chose two new C. Bechstein C 234 for the renowned music instutution. She was accompanied by Chris Moulton (Head of Keyboard Technical Services, RCM) and Emma Diss (Faculty, RCM).
She was also accompagnied by our colleagues of Jaques Samuel Pianos, our C. Bechstein Centrum in London, who habe been working closely with the RCM and have arranged their visit vor the selection.
The Royal College of Music was founded in 1882 and is considered to be one of the most renowned music colleges in the world. The institution offers studies in music performance, conduction, music theory and music history. Among the notable alumni are Benjamin Britten, Neville Marinner and Trevor Pinnock.
Prof. Dina Parakhina learned to play and studied the piano at Moscow Central School of Music and at the famous Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. When she finished her studies, she became professor of music at her alma mater. She moved to London in the mid 1990s and has since played with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, to name but two. She teaches at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Chetham's School of Music
We're immensely honored that our RCM colleagues found two great instruments in our showroom, and that they were able to look forward to lots of wonderful new piano music at the RCM when they left Berlin.