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« on: August 03, 2015, 07:15:43 PM »

This is in Swedish:
http://www.piano.se/

This is open for everyone, not just conservatory students.
 

Before that, we have the Stockholm Piano Festival, 3-6 September. Here is a link to the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stockholm-Piano-Festival-3-69-2015/588855117925328

I'm going to the Piano Marathon and the Final Battle concert.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 04:01:30 AM »

This is in Swedish:
http://www.piano.se/

This is open for everyone, not just conservatory students.
 

Before that, we have the Stockholm Piano Festival, 3-6 September. Here is a link to the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stockholm-Piano-Festival-3-69-2015/588855117925328

I'm going to the Piano Marathon and the Final Battle concert.

Did I read it correctly on the website that the piano marathon is even free of charge? Now that might be interesting...if one can get good seats. Is it a big concert hall?
Might be worth a little boat trip to Stockholm actually.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 03:03:11 PM »

Yup, the piano marathon is free of charge!  Grin
I'm gonna be there, I hope to see you there. I booked a hotel close to the concert hall, but I am not THAT fanatic that I will be able to sit there and listen for 10 uninterrupted hours ... I suppose nobody is, so the audicence will most likely be "circulating" the whole day/evening.

The concert hall is fairly big, yes. It is, in fact, this one:


(I don't expect you to watch the whole clip, ha ha.)
This will be minus the royalties and the blue N carpet etcetera. I have never been there in person myself, though, so I'm looking forward to it.

The tickets to the "Final Battle" concert on Sunday were really not expensive either, just 190 SEK. That is the elite of Swedish pianists so I expect a lot from that one.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 03:46:47 PM »

I am not THAT fanatic that I will be able to sit there and listen for 10 uninterrupted hours ...

As long as the music and the pianists are good why not? Smiley

Which hotel is it? Would be nice to be at walking distance...
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 04:16:40 PM »

Scandic Kungsgatan, just across the market square. I just checked it out again, and unfortunately it now seems to be full booked that night. But maybe you can ask to be on a waiting list, there are usually cancellations.

But I checked two other hotels out before I booked this one myself, and they were also full booked! So, obviously it is a bit tricky to find a room that weekend. But it should by no means be impossible. The Concert Hall is very central and right at a subway station and a lot of bus lines, so the communications are very good even if you have to stay at a slight distance from the venue.    
 
Maybe you can try one of those hotel robots (Trivago etcetera) and localize a hotel. The Concert Hall is situated at Hötorget ("Hay Square").
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 04:23:30 PM »

... wrong, when I check the hotel out at www.Bokahotell.se  they seem to have rooms left.
The site has an English version. Look for hotels close to "Stockholm Concert Hall".

 
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 04:30:29 PM »

Scandic Kungsgatan, just across the market square. I just checked it out again, and unfortunately it now seems to be full booked that night. But maybe you can ask to be on a waiting list, there are usually cancellations.

But I checked two other hotels out before I booked this one myself, and they were also full booked! So, obviously it is a bit tricky to find a room that weekend. But it should by no means be impossible. The Concert Hall is very central and right at a subway station and a lot of bus lines, so the communications are very good even if you have to stay at a slight distance from the venue.    
 
Maybe you can try one of those hotel robots (Trivago etcetera) and localize a hotel. The Concert Hall is situated at Hötorget ("Hay Square").

The other option is to take a day trip and leave in time to catch the boat. That would still make about 5 hours of piano music...
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 04:34:52 PM »

Oops ... certainly much cheaper, but not that fun ...
Said by her who will be forced to run from the Sunday concert in order to catch a train. And the next weekend I'll come back for piano lessons but at least I have a hotel room for free then.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 04:50:13 PM »

Oops ... certainly much cheaper, but not that fun ...
Said by her who will be forced to run from the Sunday concert in order to catch a train. And the next weekend I'll come back for piano lessons but at least I have a hotel room for free then.  Tongue

I have nothing on that Saturday, so maybe I'll book a trip... Haven't been to Stockholm for some time...might just check out some pianos as well Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2015, 07:48:04 AM »

You mean the arrangement at Steinway Gallery 11-12 September? Well, that place is lovely, so many wonderful pianos gathered in such a beautiful hall. And Per is a great pianist and a very nice person, he was the one who got me into piano playing again. (I was "passive" for 25 years, you know.)

I don't know if they still feature the Kawai VPC (virtual piano console)  in the gallery, I don't think so, but I still hope to get a chance to check it out. But of course, I would love to have one of those big grands instead ... just need to enlarge my living space and my bank account first ...  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2015, 07:56:46 AM »

You mean the arrangement at Steinway Gallery 11-12 September? Well, that place is lovely, so many wonderful pianos gathered in such a beautiful hall. And Per is a great pianist and a very nice person, he was the one who got me into piano playing again. (I was "passive" for 25 years, you know.)



I have been looking for a suitable grand for a few years now, but have little time to travel and the selections here are pathetic, so haven't got much change to try out different models Sad

Which arrangement?
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2015, 08:53:48 AM »

This one, which I started the thread with:
http://www.piano.se/

If you need a translation I can make one up, I am a translator you know ...
He is probably the biggest international star in Sweden right now and, if you ask me, the best Beethoven interpreter you can find anywhere. (But that is a matter of taste.)
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2015, 10:07:49 AM »

This one, which I started the thread with:
http://www.piano.se/

If you need a translation I can make one up, I am a translator you know ...


I hope I wasn't forced over 6 years of Swedish study for nothing  Grin

So that's on the following week... I was thinking of just visiting the gallery on Saturday to see what they've got. Do you know if there are any other interesting piano shops in Stockholm?
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2015, 10:18:43 AM »

http://www.yamahapianocenter.se/butiker/10

http://www.pianocenter.se/  (watch out - they seem to have their showroom in Sundyberg which may be a bit far out if you are short of time)

http://www.cylex.se/reviews/viewcompanywebsite.aspx?firmaName=flygel+%26+pianocenter&companyId=10965031  (still in business? I don't know. However, they are not THAT far from the Steinway Gallery, could be an advantage)

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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2015, 10:41:04 AM »

http://www.yamahapianocenter.se/butiker/10

http://www.pianocenter.se/  (watch out - they seem to have their showroom in Sundyberg which may be a bit far out if you are short of time)

http://www.cylex.se/reviews/viewcompanywebsite.aspx?firmaName=flygel+%26+pianocenter&companyId=10965031  (still in business? I don't know. However, they are not THAT far from the Steinway Gallery, could be an advantage)
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