Croydon’s Fairfield Halls have partnered with a producer of the world’s “most technologically-advance pianos” which will supply the venue with a range of instruments.

Phoenix Pianos will provide several upright pianos and a concert grand to be placed in what will be know at the venue’s Phoenix Concert Hall when it reopens later this year.

Their instruments, crafted in a Kent-based workshop, are played in concert halls across the world by internationally acclaimed pianists.

Through an initiative organised by social enterprise BH live, young people will have the chance to play the high class instruments as part of a piano academy later this year.

“The quality of Phoenix Pianos and the passion of its local team is unparalleled, says Neil Chandler, BH Live’s venue director at Fairfield Halls.

“To partner with an award-winning company, that has such a rich history and is at the heart of piano technology, perfectly aligns with our vision for musical excellence.”

The Phoenix Piano Academy’s inaugural term starts in September, with registration available soon.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, adds, “We have 93,000 young people in Croydon and are proud of every single one of them.

“It’s fantastic that our young people will be able to learn and play on these wonderful instruments in an iconic venue, Fairfield Halls.”

Fairfield Halls, which has undergone substantial renovation, is set to reopen around September this year.