Schantz Fortepiano Maker
LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
Tuesdays from 1.10-1.50pm
Tickets £5 01225 388569
Our lunchtime concerts bring the instruments in the Holburne's collection to life. This Spring we present a series of concerts exploring the delights of our fortepiano (Viennese c. 1795). Made by Johann Schantz (1762-1828), the fortepiano is one of only four of its kind known to survive.
Johann Schantz the Fortepiano Maker
Helen Coombs (fortepiano)
To open the series, an illustrated and musically accompanied talk exploring the fortepiano, the differences between English and Viennese fortepianos and Schantz's contribution to the development of the early piano. Chris Barlow, maker of fortepianos and current conservator of the Holburne's fortepiano, has made a special study of the instruments of Johann Schantz and has built a number of fortepiano copies. Helen Coombs is a keyboard player with a special interest in harpsichords and fortepianos. She has performed solo and with many groups throughout the West Country and beyond.