9' Crystal Grand (Beijing Olympics) auctioned for a record US$3.22 Million (designed and built by Heintzman Pianos)
The "Crystal Piano" used for the Beijing Olympic Games was purchased at auction by a private bidder for a record 3.22 Million US Dollars!
The piano was designed to meet the stingent demands for a large scale concert, which was also viewed by millions of people worldwide. This unique Grand piano was deisgned and built by The Heintzman Piano Company, in Beijing.
The piano was played at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 by renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who mesmerized the huge audience with an unforgettable rendition of "Starlight."
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