What the press says about the Carl Bechstein Foundation

This page provides press releases and articles about the Carl Bechstein Foundation. Thank you for your interest!

New piano as flood aid

Article published in the Leipziger Volkszeitung

In an article published in the Leipziger Volkszeitung of 10 February 2014, Frank Schmidt reported on the new grand piano donated to the Muldental music school by the Carl Bechstein Foundation. The grand replaces an instrument that was destroyed by flooding in June 2013. The inaugural event for the new piano was delayed as the refurbishment of the music school’s ground floor still goes on.

Elation in Westphalia

News "Westfälischer Anzeiger"

In the 16 January 2014 issue of the Westfälischer Anzeiger, Torsten Haarmann reported in detail on the first piano donated by the Carl Bechstein Foundation to an elementary school outside the greater Berlin area.
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Foundation of the month

In January 2014, the Invitrust organisation selected the Carl Bechstein Foundation as “Foundation of the Month”. Click here to read the complete story.

Detailed portrait in the Neue Musikzeitung

Article in the nmz (Neuen musikzeitung)

The Neue Musikzeitung is one of the most widely read music magazines in Germany. The November 2013 issue contains an interview with benefactor Berenice Küpper and project manager Gregor Willmes by Jelena Rothermel. Click here to read this interview that offers a detailed portrait of the Carl Bechstein Foundation.

Successful press release


The first press release from the Carl Bechstein Foundation, issued in late September 2013, aroused much interest: nearly all German music magazines reported, both on the Internet and in their print editions, on the new foundation and its projects. Several daily papers also reported on it. The article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of 20 October 2013 is particularly memorable.
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Der Tagesspiegel presents one of the benefactors

On 4 August, 2013, the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel published a article on Stefan Freymuth, the main shareholder of Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG. The entrepreneur’s portrait also mentioned the new Carl Bechstein Foundation.
Read the article (in German language) here.

RBB reports on the Carl Bechstein Foundation

On 30 April 2013, RBB was the first television network to report on the new Carl Bechstein Foundation. The impact of the report was immediate: several Berlin schools called the Foundation in the days that followed. All of them have since received pianos donated by the Foundation.