July 16, 2014

The American Jazz Pianist Competition

Atlantic Music Center is a very proud supporter of the American Jazz Pianist Competition, a piano competition open to entrants aged 15-25.  (www.americanjazzpianistcompetition.org)

The Competition is intended to increase the exposure of jazz music to a wide range of people in all age groups, especially with a focus on younger people. In addition, the hope is to motivate students to study jazz piano and pursue full or part-time careers in jazz related entertainment. It is expected that the Competition will demonstrate the inherent artistic qualities of jazz as a unique and imaginative American musical genre, and increase the interest and enjoyment of jazz by more of the music-loving population.

Awarding a Grand Prize valued at over $10,000, the competition will be hosted by Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL November 1-2, 2014.

Contestants can download the Application Package from the American Jazz Pianist Competition web site (www.americanjazzpianistcompetition.org/enter) and submit their music files electronically.

Deadline for entry is September 15, 2014.

June 25, 2014

Limited Edition Bosendorfer KLIMT Grand Piano at Atlantic Music Center

The entire staff of Atlantic Music Center was thrilled to receive the Bosendorfer Klimt (#15 of 25) Grand piano in our showroom.

In 2012 Bosendorfer introduced the first in its new “Artist Series” of pianos.  In honor of the 150th Anniversary of his birth, Gustav Klimt, a founder of the Viennese Secessionist movement, was selected as the first artist to be featured.  Using a very high resolution image of “The Kiss” from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna and advanced reprographic techniques, Klimt’s romantic masterpiece, with additional elements of real gold leaf, beautifully graces the under side of the popular Model 200 lid.

In homage to Klimt, and his love of using gold, further “Klimt” design elements have been added to the piano. Inspired by his use of asymmetrical organic lines, special lines in the music desk and top of the legs. These lines are inlaid with gold leaf by our experts.

Limited to 25 units, each unit has an individually numbered solid brass plate.

For more information, click on "Products" - "New Pianos" - Bosendorfer Klimt photo.

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