Bogányi Piano: Sound Beyond Time
The Bogányi piano is born out of deep love, and humble respect for classical piano tradition. Built upon a lifetime desire to improve upon it with fresh, innovation in sound and design. Gergely Bogányi, a world-renowned Hungarian pianist, is the ambitious innovator behind this project. A new, Hungarian instrument is born.
The focus of the revolutionary Bogányi piano is on the clearest, boldest, premium quality sound possible. For this we have created a unique composite soundboard, within a traditional, yet modified iron and wood piano frame. This new soundboard is weather resistant.
Taking piano playing into a beautiful purity. Where sound quality is crystal clear and stable, uninhibited by humidity or dryness. Holding its tune for longer.
The piano features over 18,000 parts, as we looked into every area possible to enhance the quality of sound.
The breath-taking Bogányi piano design is based upon the movements and flows of classical music. With waves, curves and clean lines. Pleasing to the eye as it is to the ear. A feature is the more open design, with only two legs, to allow an additional bottom passage for the sound to reach the audience.
Gergely Bogányi has made his desire a possibility with over 10 years of research and design going into the project. A crew of the finest craftsmen and designers have combined to create this masterpiece. Searching everyday to refine sound beyond time.
- Created with over 10 years of pioneer experimenting, engineering and craftsmanship
- It includes a revolutionary production technology of the new composite soundboard – more resistant to most exterior conditions, including heat, humidity, cold, damp and dryness.Thus, it keeps the quality and consistency of the sound as stable as possible. Holding its tune for longer.
- The new soundboard, due to its richer vibration produces a sound transmission performance that could eclipse that of the traditional pianos. This also has an effect on the maintenance – less is needed
- The Bogányi piano comes with a renewed agraffe system which liberates the soundboard when playing.
- The new soundboard and the reconstructed agraffe system together with the new shaping concept of the cast-iron frame – all create a new quality that affects and provokes a novel perception of sound. The absolute distinction of tones let us reveal more of the inner structure of music – with a more refined tone sensation.
- This is a piano rethought, reassessed: reinterpreted from the origins of classical piano. The new action of the piano, produced and delivered by Louis Renner of Germany is founded on years’ long, meticulous scaling and calculating of the Bogányi piano team.
- A new philosophy of piano timbre is born: the piano will give concert pianists the ease to play through massive orchestral sound.
- The design minimises the piano into two legs, instead of the traditional three, enabling sound to reach the audience with higher efficiency and more clarity. The curved shape and structure of the leg creates a supporting effect, thereby conducting the sound, from below the piano, towards the audience.
- The design also turns the piano into a piece of functional art and design. As spectacular architectural compositions have mastered the style of new performing arts centres and concert halls alike, the new approach to piano design may well enrich the tradition of instrument making.
- The Bogányi piano design is a unique answer to a shift in time and style.
- It is a piano inspired by a pianist. With a deeper insight into the sound and quality that enriches the playing experience for both pianist and audience. This is the modern piano for the modern times, providing another option for expert pianists, soloists or connoisseurs of classical music. Through its new philosophy of sound the Bogányi piano is the bridge between past tradition and future.
Gergely Bogányi is a born musician, from a musical Hungarian family. His brilliant technique, coupled with a deeply expressed, artistic interpretation has made him an outstanding international performer. Born in Vác, Hungary, he began playing the piano at the age of four. He continued his studies at the Liszt Academy in Budapest with László Baranyay. He also studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Professor Matti Raekallio, and at the university of Indiana in Bloomington with Professor György Sebök.
He participated in several master classes by Annie Fischer and Ferenc Rados. Among his professors he fondly remembers Annie Fischer who made a deep impression upon his art. She instructed him regularly and was a cherished mentor until her death.
From a young age, Gergely Bogányi has had success in several national and international competitions. He won a prize at the national piano competition in Nyíregyháza at the age of six, and three years later he won top prize there.
In Helsinki he was a three-time winner of the Finnish radio “Helmi Vesa Competition.” He won first prizes in both the Chopin and the Mozart competitions in Budapest in 1993, and Indiana University’s music competition in 1994. In 1996 he earned the gold Medal at the “International Franz Liszt Competition” in Budapest, one of the most distinguished piano competitions in the world. At the exceptionally young age of 22, Gergely Bogányi was appointed a citizen of honour in his native town of Vác. In 2000 he was awarded the “Liszt Prize” by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in Hungary. In 2002 he was also presented the “Cross of Merit of the White Rose” of Finland by the President of the Finnish Republic. In 2004 he received the “Kossuth Prize” from the President of the Hungarian Republic, the highest artistic award of his native country. In November 2010 he was awarded a unique “Art Citizenship/ Chopin year” passport by the Polish government.
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