From outside it looks like an unimpressive old workshop building, but inside a whole world of pianos is awaiting you. “Piano Salon Christophori” is more than a salon, it’s a huge warehouse hall illuminated by various old-fashioned lamps and full of these beautiful historic instruments and parts of it. They are all waiting here to be restored and played on.
Two to three times a week well- and lesser known pianists from all over the world come here to give piano concerts for a mixed audience. Piano-lovers and newbies enjoy listening to classic and jazzy music played in this chaotic but overwhelming surrounding while drinking some glasses of wine or beer.
Christoph Schreiber, who started this place, was working as a doctor before he decided to dedicate his life to his big love: pianos. At first just occasional concerts took place in his workshop, which used to be a depot for the local public transport system BVG. But since they became so successful he started offering more.
Just have a look on the website where you’ll find all the upcoming concerts and can reserve your seats for free. If there is no fixed price for a concert the owner asks for a donation afterwards – the amount is up to you, but you’d better think twice! 🙂 You can subscribe to a regular newsletter as well so you are always up to date.