* * *
For the 11th year, Forsyth is proud to be sponsoring the Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists. The Summer School is Europe's largest such event devoted exclusively to the piano and incorporates the International Piano Series of public concerts at the Stoller Hall, featuring solo recitals and concerto evenings with such luminaries as Einar-Steen Nøkleberg, Leon McCawley, Ronald Brautigam and Martin Roscoe.
We are providing over 20 top-quality Schimmel, Yamaha and Kawai pianos – from uprights to concert grands! – for masterclasses, teaching and practice as well as an extensive pop-up shop of sheet music and recordings within the school.
Above: Setting up our 2017 shop in the Oglesby Atrium
At our historic five-storey premises on Deansgate in the city centre – only a 10- to 15-minute walk from Chetham's – we will also be taking participants and members of the public on behind-the-scenes tours of our piano workshops, offering a rare and fascinating insight into the inner workings of pianos, how they are serviced by our on-site team and the differences between makers. This year's tours will also include exclusive access to Forsyth's private collection of historical keyboard instruments!
Above: Last year's tours of the Forsyth piano showroom (left) and workshops (right)