Restoration of Peter Benoit's Pleyel piano

Restoration of Peter Benoit's Pleyel piano

In 1884, Peter Benoit ordered a grand piano from the famous Parisian luthier Pleyel Wolff & Cie for the Antwerp municipal music school, which later became the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
After Peter Benoit’s death, the instrument remained in the service of his successors. Since 1967, the piano has been on permanent loan to the Vleeshuis Museum, but the instrument was no longer in working order.
On behalf of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, the Peter Benoit Fund undertook to restore the instrument in collaboration with the Vleeshuis museum and the center for the study of Flemish music. The restoration was entrusted to Atelier Herkenrode, directed by Yannick Wijnants. After restoration, the piano will be exhibited again at the Vleeshuis museum and used for music concerts dating from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

To support this restoration project, go to https://peterbenoitfonds.org/projecten/restauratie-benoit-pleyel, or by email at info@peterbenoitfonds.org

The project already benefits from the generous support of the sponsors below:
CEPA - Centrale des employeurs du port d'Anvers
DCA
Fast Lines Belgique
Fédération immobilière flamande
VLEEMO
Vopak Belgique
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