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C. Bechstein Centrum Tokyo Opens
In celebration of grand opening of C. Bechstein Centrum Tokyo Showroom, Bechstein Japan held a ceremony and live concert on January 11 and 12. A total of 150 customers, pianists, dealers and industry guests were invited separately twice each day from 11:00 and 14:00 under control of COVID virus infection.
Following the opening speech by Ryoichi Totsuka, chairman of Bechstein Japan, Masato Kato, president commented, “We are happy to present major models of C. Bechstein and W. Hoffmann lines here. The visitors were invited to experience various types of pianos of both brands, study historical heritage of C. Bechstein from the photos and piano structure display by the back frame models on the wall. It's our pleasure to help our customers enjoy music throughout their lifetime with the C. Bechstein and W. Hoffmann pianos.”
Photo bottom right: Ryoichi Totsuka, chairman (far left) and Masato Kato, president (far right), C. Bechstein Japan flanked by Kaori Kumada, Manager, and Keiko Yamada, General Manager, Hall and Studio, Centrum Tokyo.
After live performance by Kotaro Fukuma, the guests toured the showroom where 7 C. Bechstein grand and 8 upright pianos and 5 each W. Hoffmann grand and upright pianos were set out to demonstrate the exact appearance and atmosphere of C. Bechstein headquarters showroom in Germany.
C. Bechstein Centrum Tokyo is found in Hibiya Marine Building adjacent to Tokyo Metro Hibiya station. It has 3 studios in different size to be used for lesson, workshop, and rehearsal for touring pianists from overseas, and an 88-seat hall where two largest concert grand pianos will be equipped soon.