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The Thornton Pianos Competition Announces Its Second Winner

Following its highly successful first competition that resulted in the awarding of a white Ritmüller Modern 112 piano to piano teacher/performer Gemma Cox, Ireland’s Thornton Pianos and Hot Press Magazine has announced the winner of their second competition.

A beautiful black Ritmüller Classic 118 piano was awarded to Anne McCaffrey and her family from County Offaly. After giving up decades ago Anne was recently inspired to start playing the piano again by her children’s interest in music.

As before, the winner was selected from written entries that reflected on the role of music as a crucial form of expression in their lives, especially during the current lockdown. The 14,466 entries included young aspiring musicians, music-loving families, piano teachers, and professional players.

The Ritmüller Classic 118 has been a top seller at Thornton Pianos’ Dublin showroom, offering a fresh, clean, and attractive style. Premium quality materials and processes are found throughout, including vertically laminated bridges for durability and crown retention, a responsive action allowing for a broad dynamic range, and quality hardwoods.