CHANGE OF CULTURE The Conference of National Cultural Institutions in the 25th year of German reunification GRASSI MUSEUM FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Interview with Kerstin Schwarz Restorer for Musical Instruments about the copy of the Cristofori piano in Leipzig Summer 2015

Video of the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Giovanni Togni during the CD recording with the English harpsichord by Thomas Culliford (Longman & Broderip) in 2012

Video based on photos made during the concert tour with Marcia Hadjimarkos and the Cristofori piano in September 2011 in France

Video about the 20th Silbermann Festival in Freiberg (Saxony) ii September 2013, section of the concert with Andreas Staier and the Cristofori and the Silbermann piano

Articles in newspapers, websites, radio transmissions

Reality, XII 1/2010, “Kerstin Schwarz Damm, Alla scoperta del suono di Bartolomeo Cristofori” by Gustavo Defeo

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CD Review from 3d July 2010 BBC, Giustini CD Andrea Coen, Brilliant Classics

CD review (mp3, 10,43)

Thüringer Allgemeine Zeitung, 9th/13th October 2010, before and after the concert in Sangerhausen with Sergej Filchenko and Ella Sevskaya

article 1 - arrival (200 KB, PDF)
article 2 - concert (208 KB, PDF)

Musica gennaio 2006, lo strumento e l'interprete, “Il Gravicembalo col pian e forte di Bartolomeo Cristofori” by Roberto Codazzi

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Articles in newspapers, websites, radio transmissions

MDR KULTUR - Werkstatt | 30.05.2017 | 60:00 Min

"Original und Kopie. Vom Formen der Klänge durch Hobel und Tasten"

Historical Keyboard Society of North America | Newsletter Volume 6, no. 1 | Spring 2017 | page 9

"A Trip to Germany: 1746 Silbermann piano in Sanssouci with Kerstin Schwarz" Carol lei Breckenridge

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Deutschlandfunk | 21.02.2017 | 43:25 min

"Von den Seinsweisen historischer Tasteninstrumente - Original, Kopie oder Fälschung?"

Listen to the part of the trasmission about Kerstin Schwarz (5:49 min)

MDR Kinder | 24.11.2016 | 05:15 min

"Zu Besuch in einer Klavierwerkstatt"

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WDR 3 TonArt | 18.04.2016 | 03:01 Min.

The information: Kerstin Schwarz about the "Arpicimbalo che fà il piano e il forte"

"Durch Nachbau altem Klang auf der Spur" Article in the local newspaper Braunschweiger Zeitung in occasion of the participation at the piano conference at the Städtisches Museum Brunswick on 15th February 2016


Radio progran with France Musique on 22nd December 2015 (with the Silbermann piano)

Süddeutsche Zeitung from 28th September 2015, edition Fürstenfeldbruck

“Enthusiasm for the clear tone - inauguration concert for the reconstruction of a Cristofori piano The listener heard right from the beginning an extremely reliable and appealing tone which was not too loud, so it filled wonderfully the intimate setting of chamber hall. … Giovanni Benedetto Platti was an Italian musician who lived and worked a long time of his life in Würzburg. One of his Sonatas for Cello and basso continuo, played by Reinhold J. Buhl und Christoph Hammer was part of the program. The cellist avoided any hardness in the bowing, played with a sensitive tone and little vibrato, and connected nicely with the piano. Most convincing where the passages where both instruments were interacting closely. At the end there was a lot of applause. However, the biggest part of the applause may have been for the new fortepiano, which the audience had absolutely loved."

CD review on Saturday 22 March 2014, Alte-Musik-Forum, CD "Bach & The Early Pianoforte, Luca Guglielmi, Piano Classics

“Most of the pieces Guglielim plays on a Silbermann copy made by Kerstin Schwarz who is probably making the best copies of those early pianos. The dynamics are astonishing, the quality of sound unique and much more contoured then on a modern piano where the colours seem boring and flat in comparison... This CD shows once again that it is important to look for new perspectives without prejudice on the supposedly well-known repertoire… For every lover of Bach's keyboard music, on whatever instrument, highly recommended."

„Eins zu Null für Italien“ Andreas Staier about Early keyboard instruments , Bach-Magazin, autumn/winter 2013/14, Bach-Archiv Leipzig

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Website of the Clock Museem Glashütte

„Silbermann Festival attracted music lovers to the German Clock Museum Glashütte”

„The evening of September 14th was dominated by the smaller keyboard instruments. The restorer Kerstin Schwarz – she lives in Italy – opened the program in the German Watch Museum Glashütte. She gave a talk about the pianos of Silbermann and Christofori and explained with lot's of photos and detailed models the development and the functioning of these pianos. More then 60 guests were listening. Afterwords the guests were invited to the concert in the large entrance hall of the watch manufacture “Glashütte Original”. The pianist and harpsichordist Andreas Staier played on two copies of a Silbermann and a Cristofori piano and captivated more than 230 music lovers. One could listen to delicate pieces by Bach as well as to piano music by Scarlatti”

Deutschlandfunk 22nd September 2013 Transmission about the 20th Silbermann Festival

Two excerpts of the interview with Andreas Staier. He talks about Cristofori's invention and his influence on Gottfried Silbermann.

Interview excerpt 1 (mp3, 2'27)
Interview excerpt 2 (mp3, 3'01)

GEO Saison extra 2013, „Die Retter der Kunst“ by Daniele Horvath and Pietro Paolini pp. 106-113, p. 110 and 112

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BBC Interview from 13th October 2012 with Kerstin Schwarz

Interview excerpt 1 (mp3, 1'04)
Interview excerpt 2 (mp3, 0'45)