Grand Pianos in Hof

Hof is equipped with two grand concert pianos, of two different kinds, Steinway and Bösendorfer. 

The Bösendorfer grand piano was purchased new for Hof in the summer of 2010 and it was KEA’s contribution to the centre. The grand piano is renowned for having an open, poetic sound and is supposedly especially suitable for solos and chamber music. Concert pianist Daníel Þorsteinsson was a special advisor when the grand piano was chosen.

The Steinway grand piano, often called the Ingimar grand piano, has for the last year been located at Laugarborg, Eyjafjarðarsveit concert house. The grand piano was financed with money from fund-raising in the memory of Ingimar Eydal in the 1997 but it was extremely important to Ingimar that the people of Akureyri had access to a good grand piano. The grand piano is a Steinway D and it was the pianist Jónas Ingimundarson and Leifur Magnússon, an instrument maker, that choce the piano. 

These two pianos have very different characters and were chosen considering the halls of Hof, Hamraborg and Hamrar.

Those who schedule events in Hof may use these elegant instruments when performing in Hof.