Key to success – £200,000 investment in new pianos for school

Zoe Jackson (17) of Durham school playing one of the new Steinway piano's at the School some of her fellow pupils.

Zoe Jackson (17) of Durham school playing one of the new Steinway piano's at the School some of her fellow pupils.

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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.