One of the most spectacular vintage and collectible pianos we have in our showroom is this historic Ascherberg-Perzina Grand Piano. It’s the former touring piano for famed Count Alexander Numa Lubinsky, a nightclub singer-turned-concert pianist, and performer and has been restored to its original glory.
Count Lubinsky was born to Russian and French parents in England in 1925 and was quite involved in the worlds of art and music as an artist himself and later as a nightclub singer before touring as a bass performing concerts all over the world. His beloved Ascherberg-Perzina followed along to accompany him.
In 1972, Lubinsky joined with Michael and Gerald Reynolds to establish Nimbus Records in the UK. The record company was known for a music recording concept called Ambisonic surround-sound, an innovative approach developed by mathematicians. Nimbus was also the first company to press compact disks in the UK.
Under the name Shura Gehrman, Lubinsky (also spelled Labinsky in some publications) produced several records of his own singing, the quality of which is polarizing among critics. However you can hear the Ascherberg-Perzina as his accompaniment.
Perzina pianos boast cutting-edge (for the time) features such as a floating soundboard, reverse-crown soundboard, super-stretched bass bridge, along with top-quality materials and craftsmanship. This particular Ascherberg-Perzina is no exception, and deserves to be a showcase in your home — both to play and to admire!
Please call Chris Fulk for complete information at (336) 724-9612 or (336) 577-1954 and to learn more about this amazing opportunity to own a true piece of music history.