YOUNG musicians will be tinkling the ivories on top-quality pianos after a £200,000 investment.
Durham School, in Quarryheads Lane, Durham City, has taken delivery of 14 new Steinways, including three concert grands.
The school’s director of music Roger Muttitt said: “The school has been very generous to the music department by deciding to invest more than £200,000 in the new Steinways.
“I feel tremendously privileged because Steinway are known as the best you can get. The music department already enjoys a good reputation, and it means we will be the only all-Steinway school in the North East.”
Durham School has about 70 pupil pianists.
The school is holding a concert to inaugurate the new instruments, on September 21, at 7pm in the chapel. A guest concert pianist will give a recital, and pieces will be played by pupils and staff.