Bösendorfer Grand Piano Model 185 (not on our premises)

  • R 250,000.00
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Bösendorfer Grand Piano Model 185

  • We are selling this premium grand piano on behalf of the owner:
  • The grand piano was owned by a SA pianist since new.
  • Finished in mahogany satin. Waiting to grace the lounge of its new owner.
  • Original ivory key tops.
  • Well maintained and regularly tuned by qualified Piano technician
  • Not on our premises - located in the Cape Town area.
  • Manufactured in Vienna, Austria circa 1961. Length 185cm. Ser.nr. 28036.
  • The mechanism is original - Renner Germany
  • A complete re-finish is optional. 
  • The grand piano comes with a matching bench.
  • Keen seller, hence the very low price. (not negotiable)
  • The piano is sold voetstoots, and service/reconditioning
  •  can be undertaken by the new owner.

The previous owner: 

"This Bösendorfer 185 was owned by well known Cape Town pianist Sibyl Whiteman Morris for most of her life.  Sibyl was brought up in a musical family, both parents being accomplished pianists. She made her musical debut with the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra in 1955 at the age of 17. In the same year she traveled to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Later she spent a number of years at the Musieklyceum in Amsterdam, where she was awarded the Prix d'Excellence for piano performance. After performing and winning prizes throughout Europe for a number of years, she returned to South Africa in 1966 where she continued to perform, lecture and teach piano. She took ownership of this piano from the late 60s. In later years she was a presenter on Fine Music Radio, and released a number of CDs of her performances. This piano was her lifelong instrument and she played on it daily until she passed away in 2023. Her children remember growing up the sounds of this piano always drifting through the house."