“Gisle Daus, Managing Director at the Steinway Gallery, Oslo, and myself”
When I first had the idea of creating the concept of Café de Concert in 2003, former Steinway representative in Norway – the legendary Mr. Thron Irby immediately said “I can provide you with a Steinway grand piano, Aksel. Great ideas need great instruments”. The rest is history. Ever since, I have just used Steinway pianos at Café de Concert and when ever touring solo or through Café de Concert I have allways asked to perform on a Steinway grand piano. If anybody asked me why not use our great “whatever brand”, I kindly told them that I prefer to wear silk rather than cutton. When Café de Concert would sell concert series to different venues I´d allways try to convince them to eventually buy a Steinway so that the Café de Concert series could continue in the best way as spossible. For the musicians and for the audience. I still do. Café de Concert has much to thank Mr. Thron Irby and Steinway for. And I am so happy to announce that the young and street smart Gisle Daus and I will continue working together, making everybody wear silk! You can experience Café de Concert concerts and events at the Steinway Gallery and Steinway events at Café de Concert.
“Brace your self Oslo, you better make your roof sound proof…..”