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#1787863 - 11/12/11 09:41 PM Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19
PianoWorksATL Offline
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Hello Neighbors,

Next Saturday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, PianoWorks will be hosting a reception for Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Company. It's a social event with performances from some of our Estonia piano customers as well as Dr. Laul.

It has been over 5 years since he last visited, so this is a great opportunity to meet one of the most gracious leaders in our industry. It will also be Atlanta's debut for the new Estonia model 225. I hope to put faces to some of the many screen names smile

The event is free, but please email or message me to RSVP. There are additional details via the PianoWorks website.
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#1787876 - 11/12/11 10:31 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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That sounds great, Sam!

I wish it was where I could come. I would love to meet Dr. Laul and hear him play the piano.

I was actually invited to the Steinway Piano Galleries in Alphareta a while back to see the famous Horowitz Steinway piano there on display. I wish I could have attended that too.

I wish I was able to get out more... :-)

Rick
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#1787886 - 11/12/11 10:44 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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I wish it was a little closer, I'd be happy to attend.

As you said, Indrek is a very gracious (and very talented) person.

Have fun!
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#1787900 - 11/12/11 11:09 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Hey Sam:

Please say Hi to Indrek and make sure that we get some good recordings of the new 225!!

As you remember,this piano blew everybody away during last NAMM...

kind regards,

Norbert smile
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#1787907 - 11/12/11 11:15 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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I'm jealous of all of you that are able to go... I want to go, but can't... Unfortunately... frown

Have fun, though smile

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#1787999 - 11/13/11 07:51 AM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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I love evenings like this one, Sam. I am sure it will be lots of fun.

Enjoy!
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Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
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#1788078 - 11/13/11 11:18 AM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Hi Sam,

I hope that soon after you will put some nice pictures and a video recording of the new 225 on your website.

As far as I know you would then be the first dealer having 'in-showroom' picture/video shots on your website of the new 225.

At least I could then also enjoy some of the evening as you do not expect me to come over for the day do you? smile

schwammerl.

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#1788098 - 11/13/11 11:54 AM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Hi Sam,

Will Dr. Laul be accompanied by three lawyers? grin
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#1788145 - 11/13/11 01:19 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Norbert bought two of 'em!
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#1788312 - 11/13/11 06:08 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: schwammerl]
PianoWorksATL Offline
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Thanks All. I've been looking forward to planning this event and having him back for a while. I may get lucky and end up with a nice recording.
Originally Posted By: turandot
Will Dr. Laul be accompanied by three lawyers? grin
I dunno...maybe the highly educated Dr. Laul has his Juris Doctor, too? smile
Originally Posted By: sonaip
Norbert bought two of 'em!
If he did, he didn't get'em from me.
Originally Posted By: schwammerl
I hope that soon after you will put some nice pictures and a video recording of the new 225 on your website.

At least I could then also enjoy some of the evening as you do not expect me to come over for the day do you? smile
There will definitely be photos & maybe video which I'll be happy to share.
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Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1789974 - 11/16/11 11:56 AM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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bump
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Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1792350 - 11/19/11 10:36 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Free bump
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#1792360 - 11/19/11 10:51 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Where are the photos and videos?


Edited by Rotom (11/19/11 10:51 PM)

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#1792461 - 11/20/11 05:37 AM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PassingBy]
Rich Galassini Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Rotom
Where are the photos and videos?


Yeah Sam! What is taking so long? wink
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#1792480 - 11/20/11 07:30 AM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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maybe it's too late to mention to Indrek that he should stop by KC on the the way home. I'd be glad to pick him up at the airport for free.

I'd love to see a pic of the 225. You are so lucky.
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#1792518 - 11/20/11 10:10 AM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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It's Sunday morning guys...gimme a break smirk smile Photos will be coming later today, but I'm at the mercy of others for video.

The event was fantastic. Those that were able to come will have a great memory for years. Oh, and the piano sounded pretty nice, too. smile
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Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1792570 - 11/20/11 12:43 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Here are some photos from last night's event.

Indrek Laul with new Estonia model 225. He concluded our event with some Estonian music and then selections from Liszt (in honor of his 200th birthday!).

Milling around the new model after the performances.

Indrek with members of Atlanta's Estonian community in attendence.

Indrek spending time with one of our evening's fellow performers (and Estonia owner).
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Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1792589 - 11/20/11 01:05 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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More appreciative Estonia owners.

Piano teacher and appreciative Estonia owner of 6 years.

One of our younger performers performing the 3rd movement of Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata (you guessed it, Estonia owner).

Some 4-hand piano from Dvořák.
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Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1792594 - 11/20/11 01:14 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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The tight linkage from maker to dealer to owner is really neat.

Thank you Sam.
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#1792604 - 11/20/11 01:33 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Indrek with fellow performer (and ******* owner, eh Frank? smile )

Another member of the super cool Estonia club! cool

And I was there, too.


I absolutely had a ton of fun just spending time with our friends, and now I want to thank everyone for coming.
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Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1792620 - 11/20/11 01:53 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Are Dr. Laul and Paolo Fazioli the only concert pianists to own a piano company

1. today?
2. since the piano was invented?


Edited by pianoloverus (11/20/11 01:58 PM)

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#1792624 - 11/20/11 01:58 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Thanks for the photos, Sam. It appears to have been an entertaining event. Lots of smiling people!
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#1792701 - 11/20/11 03:36 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Thanks Sam, looks like everyone had a fun time.
Indrek is a class act and a very talented yet humble man.

I'm pleased to count him as a friend.
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#1792745 - 11/20/11 04:25 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Excellent, pictures, Sam!

I wish I could have been there... (maybe next time.)

All the best!

Rick
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#1792760 - 11/20/11 04:40 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: Rickster]
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A really good example of how dealers can help making a brand more recognized by the broader public.

Wished more dealers could follow this example for the Estonia Piano in Europe.

Congrtaulations Sam with this successful initiative!

schwammerl.

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#1792845 - 11/20/11 07:03 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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I have had requests to see the other star of the show, the Estonia model 225.


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PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1792865 - 11/20/11 07:36 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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She sure is purty! wink
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#1792866 - 11/20/11 07:40 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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So nice!! I'm really jealous... smile

The pianos look nice. Damn, the Estonia dealer doesn't get the 225 in store. I really want to play one. cry

Is that an Estonia concert grand in the background of the last photo? wink

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#1792870 - 11/20/11 07:47 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PassingBy]
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Originally Posted By: Rotom
Is that an Estonia concert grand in the background of the last photo? wink
Yes, it is. It was ready for the concert, but in the end, we didn't have any duets in the program.
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PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

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#1792873 - 11/20/11 07:53 PM Re: Indrek Laul of Estonia Piano Co. to Visit Atlanta Nov. 19 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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That's nice. smile I wish I was there. It did seem one happy time for everyone there. laugh

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