Bösendorfer Grand Piano 280VC

The Next Generation

The Ultimate Concert Grand

The new Concert Grand 280VC – Vienna Concert – takes audience and artists by surprise. Our engineering team has established a symbiosis of Bösendorfer’s legendary traditional approach to piano manufacturing and most recent, sophisticated scientific modelling and measuring technology. This Concert Grand has been re-imagined from scratch, yet, remains true to our sound philosophy, further advancing our resonance case principle. Renowned pianists – trusted masters in the art of sound crafting – have been involved in perfecting the acoustic articulation of our 280VC. The elegantly sleek silhouette reflects the ease of this instrument in projecting brilliant sound waves, just effortlessly. A sound as clear as diamonds, yet playfully gleaming like beaming sparkles of light. Breathtaking dynamics, astounding colors and exhilarating brilliance: the new Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280VC – Vienna Concert – represents the culmination of Bösendorfer’s legendary approach to piano manufacturing. The next generation of the Bösendorfer Concert Grand. Pure emotions at play.

“I am truly astonished that in modern piano crafting there – still – is potential for further improvements. Without abandoning the legendary virtues of Bösendorfer this instrument ( 280VC ) captivates with its extremely rich resonance and dynamic spectrum – absolutely brilliant.” -Paul Badura-Skoda

Description

Bösendorfer ranks among the world’s oldest and most prestigious piano manufacturers. Rich in tradition and world-famous for their intricate hand-craftsmanship, high quality instruments and unmistakably inspiring sound, they have been refining the art of Viennese piano-making since 1828.

Thriving in the epicenter of European culture, Bösendorfer has uniquely been able to experience and absorb the influences of Viennese culture. Vienna has been the major center of the arts in Europe for over 500 years, making it a destination for great musicians and artists, and resulting in fantastic architecture throughout the city. More importantly, Vienna has been a destination, inspiration and home to many famous musicians and composers—including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Liszt, Strauss and Schönberg…to name a few. The influence of Viennese architecture, as well as these renowned artists and musicians is prevalent in the design and sound of Bösendorfer’s pianos.

Building a Bösendorfer is a labor of love. Dedicated craftsmen have passed their traditions and skills down from generation to generation, and as such have continued to perfect the beautiful design, sound and quality that make a Bösendorfer piano truly unique. Within every Bösendorfer piano lies not only more than a full year’s work, but also the knowledge that has been passed down and refined since the company’s founding. Every Bösendorfer piano is special, built with care, devotion and professionalism—”The Bösendorfer among the grands.”

Characteristics:

  • Sophisticated VC Technology
  • Ultimate VC action geometry for optimal play & controllability
  • Independent Capo d’Astro for perfect adjustment in the descant registry
  • Sophisticated processing of European raw materials exclusively
  • Resonance body out of Austrian spruce resonance wood
  • Hand spun Bösendorfer bass strings
  • Handcrafted in Austria
  • Single stringing
  • 3 pedals

Specifications:

  • Length 9’2″
  • Width: 5’2″
  • Net weight: 1.118lbs
  • 88 Keys

Optional:

  • Individual customization of selected veneers, colors and finishes


“All instruments try to imitate the human voice, yet this instrument is doing so on a very, very high level. It is truly a singing instrument!”
Sir András Schiff on the Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280VC – Vienna Concert