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We love pianos and we love music
It was way back in 2019 when we first announced that we would be tuning pianos for the Habana Clásica international classical music festival in Havana, Cuba.
Three years have passed, three dark years of pandemics, wars and crises. The festival of course could not take place and indeed, we were all glued to the terrible news coming from Cuba, about the scarcity of already scarce raw materials, food, the length of the already long lines in front of markets and the energy crisis.
After three years, finally, the legendary director Marcos Madrigal managed to perform a little magic and bring out the 4th edition of this wonderful festival, a melting pot of music, arts, people and cultures from around the world.
We are there
We are there because we love Cuba and cubans and because we want to see the streets and theaters of Havana full of music, musicians and big audiences again and because we love our work in the intimacy of our workshop and even more when it catapults us to a stage with international artists, when it allows us to live a special experience and to be part of a worldwide project that is unforgettable for its backstage, the locations beauty, the breathtaking acoustics of stages like the baroque Basilica of San Francisco de Asís in the Haban Vieja.
We are there because we want to be part to the creative process of Habana Clásica and we are lulled by the idea of staying there as long as we get the chance.
We are there because we give 100% to the Festival and Habana Clásica gives us ten times more back.
Who are we
We are Allegro Pianoforti, a small piano store in Munich, Germany, and we love pianos! We are against the mass production of low-quality pianos, which only brings sadness and suffering, both to people and the environment. That is why we take care of EVERY piano, even grandma's old upright. We believe that repairing is better than throwing away.
We love music
We have been organizing concerts in our store since 2011. Many international artists have played our concert pianos. We specialize in preparing pianos for concerts and love working together with musicians and fulfilling their wishes. This is what our tuner and technician Francesco has been doing for more than 20 years.
In April 2019 we went to Havana and worked together with Mr. Yhovani Duarte (https://www.instagram.com/yhovani_duarte/), director of the Gran Teatro de la Habana and director of the Teatro Lirico Nacional de Cuba, where Francesco prepared and tuned a beautiful "Steinway D" concert grand piano for a concert celebrating pianist Frank Fernández on May 5, 2019.
It was a great experience and also a great lesson for us: the institution and the people who work there, incredibly talented and generous people like our friend Yhovani Duarte, still need help from professionals and tools and materials to maintain the instruments and this of course because of the blockade.
We would like to provide all the help we can while in Cuba. However, this is not an easy task for us! To do this, Francesco will personally fly to Cuba, which means that our store and maintanance service will be closed during his stay in Havana.
We would like to help by buying our cuban colleagues anything they might need so that their pianos will sound amazing and last longer.
Donate for music, donate for the soul of Cuba :)
Thank you so much!
Maria + Francesco
- Francesco Brucchietti
- Campaign Owner
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