The Sydney Opera House Selects a Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano

The Sydney Opera House is probably the most iconic arts center on the planet - its graceful silhouette instantly recognized by almost anyone around the world. Despite its name, the facility houses multiple performance venues, and with over 1,500 performances a year, it is one of the busiest performing arts complexes in the world.

We are very pleased to announce that the latest addition to this important cultural center is a Yamaha CFX full size concert grand piano.

The Sydney Opera sent master piano technician Terry Harper to select the CFX at Yamaha’s special workshop in Kakegawa, Japan. The Sydney Opera has around 30 pianos and Terry has been tuning and maintaining them for more than 30 years. He knows exactly the kind of sound needed to project well in the 2,679 seat concert hall, and was very happy with the CFX prepared for him.

The piano is already on its way to Australia, and it will be ready on stage for the various events scheduled to celebrate the Sydney Opera House’s 40th anniversary, this October.

The Sydney Opera house was conceived and designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, and the facility opened in 1973. It is located on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbor, surrounded on three sides by the harbor and adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Performances at the facility are attended by more than 1.2 million people each year, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting each year.
In addition to the main concert hall, there are several other theaters, studios, and other performance spaces, and also some restaurants, cafes, and bars located in the facility.