Taylor Swift Comes to Manchester

This weekend the legend of T Swift has made an appearance in Manchester. She has been playing at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium just weeks after her pal Ed Sheeran played to the masses. This weekend’s Taylor Swift concerts have been a sell out! If you have come to Manchester to see her in concert then don’t forget to pop into Chase Direct to have a look at our amazing range of digital pianos! Continue reading “Taylor Swift Comes to Manchester”

Play Ariana Grande on your digital piano

It is hard not to have been moved by the events in Manchester over the past week, and by Ariana Grande ‘s response. People of all ages have been gathering in the city centre to pay tribute to the devastating events of the city one year ago. Many tributes have been paid in honour of those who tragically lost their lives, and there is no reason why you cannot pay tribute at home on your own digital piano. Here at Chase Direct, we have been very close to the events as we are Manchester based. We would like to encourage people to create their own tributes. Continue reading “Play Ariana Grande on your digital piano”

Visit us in Manchester this summer!

Over this bank holiday weekend, many of you will have visited Manchester. This glorious city is home to one of England’s best music and nightlife scenes – and it’s where Chase Direct is based as well! Continue reading “Visit us in Manchester this summer!”

Nigel Kennedy Could be your Digital Piano Inspiration

Last week the famous violinist, Nigel Kennedy played a magnificent set in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. He included pieces in his set list which would make excellent inspiration for your digital piano playing. A Chase digital piano would be the perfect instrument on which to let your creative juices flow! Continue reading “Nigel Kennedy Could be your Digital Piano Inspiration”

Piano Duets in St James’ Church

Piano Duets in St James’ Church

Tomorrow, there will be yet another excellent concert of piano music in St James’ Church, Piccadilly. This particular concert will be focussed on piano duets by Dvorak, Ravel, and Moskowski. Continue reading “Piano Duets in St James’ Church”

Visit the Chase Direct Store

Visit the Chase Direct Store

Many people know that Chase Direct sell pianos, but what most people don’t realise is that we also have a physical store in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Continue reading “Visit the Chase Direct Store”

Conservatoires in Times of War

Conservatoires in Times of War

A fascinating new exhibition has been announced recently. The exhibition is entitled ‘Conservatoires in Times of War’ and is being produced as a collaborative effort from both the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Consevatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (otherwise known as Paris Conservatoire). Continue reading “Conservatoires in Times of War”

Why You Should Consider Kawai

Why You Should Consider Kawai

Five years ago, I had not heard of the brand Kawai. If you offered me a Yamaha digital piano and a Kawai digital piano, I would probably have picked the Yamaha purely because I recognised the name and knew their instruments were reliable. Now, five years down the line, I would pick Kawai every time without a moment’s hesitation. Kawai digital pianos are superb and in my opinion, nothing beats them. Here are a few things you might like to know if you have never come across Kawai before. Continue reading “Why You Should Consider Kawai”

Musikmesse Frankfurt 2018

Musikmesse Frankfurt

In less than a week the doors to Musikmesse Frankfurt will open. This annual event is a hive for musicians and music retailers alike. Some of the biggest names in the musical instrument production industry will be in attendance, and the likes of Yamaha and Kawai are those to watch when it comes to digital pianos. Continue reading “Musikmesse Frankfurt 2018”

Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist

Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist

Most of us know Sir Anthony Hopkins for portraying Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs films and his work in Shakespeare plays. Last week, it transpired that Hopkins is also a competent pianist as well as an Oscar winning actor. Continue reading “Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist”