Roland Corporation U.S., a world leader in electronic musical instruments, will join Hollywood Piano Company in hosting the V-Piano® Grand World Premiere, a gala event to be held on Wednesday, March 23rd, at Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School at 7:30pm. This event will be the first time the Los Angeles arts community will be introduced to V-Piano Grand, a stunning new instrument from Roland. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to support music education programs through both the GRAMMY Foundation® and the GRAMMY Museum® Foundation, Inc.
With the introduction of the V-Piano Grand, Roland continues to build upon its legacy of combining state-of-the art digital technology with the organic expressivity of acoustic instruments. Housed in a polished ebony cabinet, the V-Piano Grand provides the unparalleled touch and response of a grand piano, but gives the pianist complete customization of the instrument in a way never before possible. Pianists can change the material the soundboard is made of, the length of the strings, the hardness of the hammers, or the tuning of individual strings, just to name a few. The result is a world-class "stringless" grand piano that responds to each pianist’s individual playing style and character. You have to hear it to believe it.
This intimate event will be hosted by members of Roland’s international executive and design teams, Hollywood Piano Company, and three award-winning pianists: David Benoit, Brian Culbertson, and Yana Reznik. LA’s classical and jazz aficionados will enjoy a vibrant program filled with masterful piano performances and a captivating ambience designed specifically to suit the acoustical elegance of Roland’s new world-class grand piano.
Featured artists at the V-Piano Grand World Premiere include:
David Benoit (http://www.benoit.com/)
Grammy®-nominated jazz/fusion pianist and composer
Brian Culbertson (http://www.brianculbertson.com/)
Contemporary jazz/funk instrumentalist and composer
Yana Reznik (http://www.yanareznik.com/)
One of the nation’s premier classical pianists
7:30pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School
200 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ticket Information: $40.00/Person
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