Plea for help in sending a Grand Piano from Munich to Chile, for Easter Island charity
13 / 09 / 2018
Germany’s air cargo industry has been asked to transport a Grand Piano from Munich to Chile as part of charity donation to a music school on Easter Island.
Composer and film producer Roberto Fischer, based in Munich, has offered his refurbished 1903 vintage Ibach Grand Piano to the Toki Rapa Nui, School for Music and Arts, located in the Pacific on the most isolated island in the world.
Easter Island is some 2,300 miles west of South America and 1,100 miles from the nearest neighbouring island.
The transportation of the piano from Chile to the remote island is already taken care of, but Fischer is seeking help in sending the 180 cm long, 153 cm wide and 147 cm high instrument which weighs in at an estimated 500 to 1000 lbs.
Said Fischer: “I watched a documentary on the Toki Rapa Nui, School for Music and Arts, which was founded as a charity music school on the most isolated island in the world.
“The action the Rapa Nui took to found this music school touched me so much, that I felt I had to contribute. So I decided to donate my very own Grand Piano.
“The piano means a lot to me and I strongly believe that it will be of help to the music school. Music is a strong piece of my very own life and we need musicians to carry on our culture and customs.”
He added: “Music connects and musicians need to stick together. Besides donating a Grand Piano, my film production company also supports a charity organization, helping educate destitute children in India.
“To me sharing the luck that I had in my life is the beat that comes through music...and music doesn't differ between cast, creed or race.”
Claudia González, general coordinator for the music school, said of the piano donation: “This is wonderful news. We are already praying for everything to be positive and from now on, we reiterate our gratitude for your effort and great heart.
“Having that wonderful piano in our School of Music will be a great contribution for the students in Rapa Nui. Thank you.”