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How does Yundi choose his instrument? / CLASSIC fm

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Pianists, generally speaking, do not take their instruments with them (although Vladimir Horowitz was a notable, determined exception). So how do they go about choosing the right instrument for a recital? We filmed classical star Yundi while he did just that…Yundi is performing a recital of Chopin at London's Southbank Centre on 19th April – and the Royal Festival Hall has a handful of Steinway pianos for soloists to choose from.

CLASSIC fm filmed Yundi as he put them through their paces and quizzed him on what he was looking for in a piano, why he chose one over another and whether he needed a particular type of piano for a recital of Chopin.  WATCH