Sunday, January 2, 2011

Largest Grand Piano: World record

Polish businessmanDaniel Czapiewski has unveiled a giant piano called "Stolëmowi Klawér", weighing nearly two tons and with a height of six meters - which sets the new world record for the Largest Grand Piano.worlds largest grand piano

Stolëmowi Klawér, as compared with two standard-size pianos. The World's Largest Grand Piano is 6,07 meters long, 2.52 meters wide, 1.878 meters high and weighs over 2 tons.

Daniel Czapiewski explained how it was built as the World's Largest Grand Piano was being prepared for its debut concert.

"For me it is a difficult situation because normally I build (wooden) houses and a grand piano is unique. It is also made of wood, but the wood makes only for the shape, we had to engage many (piano making) masters out of Poland's best, who gladly agreed to help.
The World's Largest Grand Piano was built by a few dozen people, it is a team effort and it was also made against the clock," Reuters quoted Czapiewski as saying.

"We are receiving calls from people who would like to have it at a charity concert, a lot of people in Poland would like it to play at the inauguration of the European (Football) Championships and it is up to the task. You need to add that Gdansk, Wroclaw and other Polish cities are contenders for the title of World Cities of Culture. I think it would suit there perfectly," Czapiewski added.

Names of famous Polish composers - Chopin, Moniuszko, Paderewski, Karlowicz, Szymanowski, Gorecki - are written on its legs.

Polish contemporary piano artist Leszek Mozdzer was the first to play the instrument for the officials and a select audience.


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