08 September 2015.
Catherine Turnbull reports for The Yorkshire Post on an unlikely business success story hitting the right notes
21 August 2015.
In an overlooked corner of Leeds, Sheena Hastings discovers the UKs largest piano emporium
22nd August-10th September 2015.
Leeds International Piano Competition in association with Besbrode Pianos Leeds, is proud to present Me & My Piano, an exciting art installation coming to the city of Leeds this summer. Running from 22nd August-10th September 12 pianos will be placed around the city free for the public to play and engage with
22nd November to 30th December 2014.
'The Eyes of a Mistrusting Elephant'. Leeds born Artists Emma Pettifer and mother Jackie Waterhouse showcase an eclectic mix of Portraiture, Impressionism and Abstract in mixed media. 22nd November to 30th December 2014
16th February 2014.
Prior to playing at the Chopin Festival in Warsaw 14.00 on Sunday 16th February 2014 at Besbrode Pianos Leeds
28th October 2012.
Sasha Volpov (Cello) and Jonathon Duke (Piano)
10th August 2012.
An exhibition featuring some of the world’s most luxurious pianos is to be staged when Leeds International Pianoforte Competition begins at the end of August
2th December 2009.
Four professional soloists appearing by kind permission of Opera North will join children from Roundhay Music School for the inaugural Christmas charity concert in The Atrium at the Bexley Wing, St James's Hospital in Leeds. The show goes on after Leeds-based piano dealers Besbrode answered a SOS from the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.
23rd November 2009.
50 pianists and 25 pianos come together in this exciting large-scale performance. Piano Phasing is based on a vision of the work's composer, Kristoffer Zegers. As a child, Zegers was fascinated by the rhythmic phases of church-bells, which never ring in time. When he began to compose, he noticed that even pieces of music with minimal rhythmical differences are sometimes subject to these phases. It is this weakness that is the strongest element of Piano Phasing, making rhythmical variations possible despite the piece being fully composed and notated.
19th and 20th September 2009.
For two days only, you will be able to choose from a wide selection of nearly new, Steinway, Boston and Essex grand and upright pianos
26th August to 13th September 2009.
Besbrode Pianos Leeds is proud to support the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition 2009. Five grand and seven upright pianos were installed in the competitors' rehearsal facilities at Leeds University halls of residence and in our own showrooms.
27th February 2009
Calling on ghostly memories of hymns, music hall songs and pub sing-a-longs, the brilliantly maverick pianist Matthew Bourne breathes life back into some of Yorkshire's forgotten instruments. He brings with him discarded gems from his search, including the decaying elegance of a piano passed down from mother to daughter, a legless carcass from a Wesleyan Methodist chapel and the faded glamour of a white cocktail grand.
23rd October 2011
There's no show-off virtuosity, but instead a surprisingly winning regard for sound as sound, and an eclectic approach that covers Satie-like sentience, Cecil Taylor knuckle-isms and Viennese abstraction. Recorded at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds, it's the first release of a new record label formed by Stapleton and photographer Tim Dickeson.
10th - 24th March 2008
Fifteen pianos are being dotted around Birmingham as part of a community music project. Fierce Earth, Urban Fusion and Birmingham City Council, working together with international artist Luke Jerram have created a unique community music project titled 'Play me, I'm yours'.
10th December 2007
The Sculpture "Hello Friends" was installed in 2007 in the atrium at Bridgewater Place, Leeds. Artists Bryan and Laura Davies were commissioned in 2006 by the building developers Landmark Development Projects Ltd and St James Securities Ltd, designing and making the work in one year.
31 January 2008: Stefan Walter a 25 year old piano technician and "journeyman" from Germany arrives at Besbrode Pianos Leeds looking for work and brings with him an 800 year old tradition of apprenticeship still thriving in Germany.
23rd September 2006
MORE than 1,000 piano players of all ages and abilities tinkled the ivories at unusual locations in Leeds as part of the city's first Pianos Everywhere event