The grand piano in the picture is already at the Polish Home Association. The fundraiser is done!
The Seattle Polish Foundation has purchased the concert-class piano described previously and brought it into the Dom Polski. SPF has already made a grant passing the piano to the Polish Home Association to be used there. The campaign has raised enough to cover the purchase price and the transport, cleanup, and installation costs and possibly a little extra; the exact amount will be published later.
On behalf of SPF and PHA, the campaign would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts all people whose generosity has made it possible; in three short months, about 200 donors contributed to the cause. So many of you remembered and loved Barbara Strutynski! Thank you, donors, for this exhilarating and heart-uplifting ride!
The piano is a Steinway & Sons Model B, which is the best grand piano model for medium-size concert halls such as the Ballroom. Model B is widely used in musical academies such as the Juilliard School and is praised by professional pianists. This particular piano has a beautiful sound and is in excellent shape. It has also been signed by Lang Lang. The piano will have a cover, security lock, and a climatization unit installed next week to keep it at a steady temperature in the Ballroom.
Please listen to Marzena testing this instrument (this video clip was shot with a phone).