The Grand Piano Sampler Route: Feel Like a Professional Pianist

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The opportunity to play several different grand pianos in one location is rare, even for the most avid music lovers. Innovation Road offers just that—a chance to experience and enjoy the unique sounds of many grand pianos. The formidable lineup of eight pianos includes the CFX, the renowned full concert grand featured in the Chopin Competition and on other glittering stages. Try the GB1K, the compact grand that delivers a depth of resonance yet fits in any living room. Move to the History Walk section to play the CFIIIS, the full concert grand famously played by the great Sviatoslav Richter on his last visit to Japan.
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No tour of world-class pianos is complete without Yamaha’s flagship model and the crown jewel of full concert grand pianos: the CFX. The famed instrument fills huge concert halls with the entire range of dynamics and expression. The clean, sharp initial sound attuned to the subtlest differences in articulation melts into a bright, clear tone that enriches all who hear it. The uncompromising techniques of the master technicians shine in the jet-black finish and beautiful array of strings. Seize this opportunity to experience the magnitude of this majestic sound prized by the world’s top musicians.
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Bösendorfer: the pride of Vienna, a piano maker established in Austria in the 19th century. This is your chance to play a specialty Model 200, one of only 25 in the world. The underside of the lid features a reproduction of Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.” With gold leaf adorning the music stand and trim, this piano is truly a work of art. Enjoy the warm, light-hearted Viennese tone of the Bösendorfer Model 200.