M-Piano 2.3 is a wonderful Steinway & Sons grand piano customized in precious Carrara statuary marble, made in limited edition by Robot City and designed by Gualtiero Vanelli artistically known as MarbleMan. At this unique project he collaborated for the technical and instrumental part with composer and musician, David Bryan, member of BonJovi ,multiple winner of the Tony Award for his musical ;Memphis.
From this unique project Gualtiero Vanelli and David Bryan have launched a new music platform named Carrara Idol, a musical event that happens every two years that includes performances of several international stars who play this magical instrument. It is a different way to celebrate the marble and all those who made possible the realization of art work, architecture and design. M-Piano shows a new relationship between object, subject and music where the stone is shaped in harmonic musical notes. M-Piano has been played for the rst time at Carrara Idol 2012 by David Bryan in the marble quarry Fantiscritti.
The second edition of Carrara Idol was held during the Milan Design Week in 2014 in an industrial space of Ventura Lambrate. On that occasion David Bryan, Michael Ghegan, Steph Burns and Matt O’Ree Band all performed. Even in 2014 M-Piano has been chosen by Vanessa Beecroft as curator of the artistic event of marriage between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Forte Belvedere in Florence. On that occasion the piano was played by maestro Andrea Bocelli and John Legend.
For NYE 2014, M-Piano starred at Nikki Beach in St. Barth. Guess of the evening included American star Leonardo DiCaprio, who became very impressed by the beauty and uniqueness of this object.