From time to time, in the style of Parisian “Maison Erard” or “Salle Pleyel”, an industrial workshop for historical pianos in the middle of Wedding turns into “Piano Salon Christophori“; just like the ones that were popular in the 19th century. The room is dimly lit with old shaded lamps. Industrial lights cast a cone of light in the middle of the hall, where the musicians perform. Before the concert commences the audience of around 200 people chat, smoke and drink wine, but once the musicians appear, silence takes over the room. The performers “on stage” are top class; when I visited the “Piano Salon”, it was Itamar Zorman playing the violine and Julien Quentin at the piano. I was truly impressed and the evening’s memory shall be treasured forever.
Text and Photos: Martin Mascheski
Published in Cee Cee #87 on 13.12.2012