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New UCC/Ritmuller Classical Artist in Residence David Syme Performs Inaugural Concert on Ritmüller RS280 Grand Piano
In an October event that was among the first held in front of a live audience at the University College Cork (UCC) since the beginning of the pandemic, recently appointed first-ever UCC/Ritmüller Classical Artist in Residence David Syme delivered a diverse repertoire of Classical, Baroque, and Irish Traditional music. He performed the program on a 9’ 2” Ritmüller RS280 Concert Grand specially provided by the Pearl River Piano Group in the stunning surrounds of UCC’s historic Aula Maxima facility which dates from 1847.
Designed and built in Germany, the Ritmüller Supreme RS280 is one of the most unique and technologically advanced Concert Grand pianos ever crafted. With its extra-long keyboard action, proprietary triplex scaling, an enlarged, climate-resistant soundboard made of AAA grade Bavarian/Bohemian spruce, German-made Röslau, and Pitthan Draht high-performance strings, and custom-made Renner hammers with merino wool felt, the RS280 excels in its sound quality and tuning stability.
The Superior Sessions Dublin Concert
Congratulations to Thornton Pianos in Dublin for successfully producing another in its acclaimed Superior Sessions live streaming performance videos with the best contemporary artists and classical pianists.
Released online on Vimeo OTT, this special July 10th Superior Sessions Dublin Concert took place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and featured Internationally Renowned American Piano Virtuoso David Syme.
Supporting performances included Nathan Mac, Jacob Koopman, Muireann, Gemma Cox, Megan Burke, Colm Gavin, Martin McDonnell, Sophie Doyle Ryder, Pastiche, and Seán Rooney & Last Apollo.
Ticket purchases, which included a personal copy of the performance, helped raise funds for Minding Creative Minds, a free 24/7 wellbeing and support program for Irish musicians, songwriters, artist managers, and event production crew members who have been adversely affected during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Superior Sessions Recordings
Thanks to our friends in Ireland at Thornton Pianos and Hot Press Magazine, the European sound of Ritmüller is being showcased in a series of videos titled ‘The Superior Sessions.’ Featuring some of Ireland’s best-emerging talent, these musicians all rely on the exceptional tonal quality of Ritmüller in support of their performances. Keep checking here for new Superior Sessions in the near future.
David Syme – Prelude from English Suite in A Minor (J.S. Bach)
Seán Rooney – Opening, Philip Glass
Colm Gavin – Since Baby Went Away
Colm Gavin – Your Little Corner of the Moon
Muireann – Moon River
Muireann – Us
Jacob Koopman – Weight Of The Wave
Jacob Koopman – Is That What You Wanted?
Nathan Mac – Better Off Without You
Nathan Mac – Carolina
Gemma Cox – Dreams
Megan Burke – Purple Rain
Megan Burke – Where Did You Find Love