The government has decided to purchase 10 Bogányi pianos, under a decree published in Friday’s official government gazette.
The economy minister and the human resources minister have been asked to put aside 764.054 million forints (EUR 2.54m) for the purchase of the Hungarian-developed pianos within the HR ministry’s budget. The deadline for making the allocation was set at July 15.
The new piano, developed under the inspiration of Kossuth Prize-winning pianist Gergely Bogányi, was first featured at a gala concert at the Academy of Music in January. Attending the concert, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he hoped the Bogányi piano would become “an envoy of Hungarian culture” in concert halls of the world.