About the piano
The piano is a Yamaha U3 model and it was purchased on March 8th 2017 from Bergen Pianoforretning a.s., Norway. It bears the serial number: 6438962.
The manufacturer`s (Yamaha) own description of the piano says:
An expansive soundboard and acoustic chamber give the 131 cm U3 extended power and projection, with the peerless tonal and expressive control of the legendary Yamaha action.
Yamaha U Series upright pianos have long been a leading choice for educational institutions, professional musicians and discriminating home pianists. These world-standard instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. And the top-of-the-line sets extraordinary standards of elegance and excellence, incorporating concepts adapted from Yamaha grand pianos.
The current RRP for a new U3 piano is approx. $ 13,000, Bids are accepted in NOK (Norwegian kroner). Bids start at NOK 30 000. The minimum bid increment is NOK 1 000.
This is an inspiring piece of a musical instrument, which has given me many happy moments and especially in the Golden Hours. I wish the new owner will let the piano be used to bring joy to themselves and others. Bringing joy and happiness to other people is really all my music-making is about. Let this piano keep on doing this while the auction money go to Rafto Foundation to help those who are in the frontline and struggle for a better world for all of us.