Posted Online: April 16, 2012, 12:50 pm
West Music to host former Chief Concert Piano Technician
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Press release submitted by West Music Company
West Music to host former Chief Concert Piano Technician of Steinway & Sons
Moline, IL - April 27, 2012 - West Music in Moline is proud to host Mr. Franz Mohr, the former Chief Concert Piano Technician of Steinway & Sons in New York, New York. Mr. Mohr will lecture about his life stories and experiences with legendary pianists such as Vladimir Horowitz, Van Cliburn, and Glenn Gould at a special presentation at West Music in Moline on Friday, April 27 at 6:00pm and on Saturday, April 28 at 10:30am. Copies of his book, My Life with the Great Pianists will also be available for sale and for signing. West Music in Moline is located at 4305 44th Avenue. Please RSVP to this exciting event by calling Patrick Downing, West Music Piano Sales Consultant, at 309-764-9300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Mohr's lectures at West Music occur in conjunction with the Steinway and Sons Factory Selection Event at West Music in Moline from April 26-29, 2012. This wide selection of new Steinway pianos is truly a rare opportunity to find the piano of your dreams. For more information or to make an appointment with a West Music Piano Consultant, call 800-852-9106 or visit www.WestMusic.com/SteinwayFactorySale.
About Franz Mohr
For over a quarter century, Mr. Mohr was a close colleague and the personal technician to several of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, including Vladimir Horowitz, Van Cliburn, Arthur Rubinstein, Glenn Gould and Rudolf Serkin. He attended to their Steinway instruments, making delicate adjustments that affect the tone, balance, and other characteristics of sound. It was Mohr who enabled these legendary virtuosos to fully realize their own individual interpretative styles, as well as their concept of tonal color. Mr. Mohr directed the preparation and maintenance of all Steinway pianos provided for concert and artists' service throughout the world and was the technical advisor to many piano technicians at 100 dealer locations where hundreds of Steinway pianos stand ready for concert use. Mr. Mohr retired as Chief Concert Technician of Steinway & Sons in 1992. Presently, he is an active advisor and consultant to Steinway & Sons. In 1996, along with author Edith Schaeffer, Mr. Mohr wrote a book recalling his professional and personal life experiences called My Life with the Great Pianists.
Since 1853, Steinway pianos have been handmade to last for generations. A treasured possession that grows in value over the course of time, Steinway is the choice of 99% of concert artists, and it is quite simply the standard by which all other pianos are compared. Details about Steinway & Sons may be obtained by calling 1-800-373-2000 or by visiting www.steinway.com.
About West Music Company
Founded in 1941, West Music's mission to "Enrich peoples' lives through participation in music" is at the root of its success and continued growth. West Music specializes in pianos, guitars, drums and percussion, band and orchestra instruments, and print music as well as offers music instruction, repair and music therapy services. West Music has six retail locations in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. For more information, visit West Music's comprehensive online website at www.westmusic.com or call 1-800-373-2000.