The ‘Titanic Museum’ in Pigeon Ford, Tennessee, received a rare surprise when a 10-year-old tourist was given permission to play the historic piano. What happens next is hard to believe.
A tour guide in a sailor suit stands by the baby grand piano as the boy sits down to play. The tour guide says, “Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Logan.” The people around clap as Logan tips his neon cap to them.
He begins to play perhaps one of the most well-known pieces by contemporary composer Ludovico Einaudi, ‘Nuvole Bianche,’ which translated from Italian means ‘White Clouds.’
People crowd around him and smile while recording him on their cell phones. He plays smoothly and beautifully on both ends of the piano. People cheer for him when he finishes playing the emotional song.
The tour guide comments that Logan has a beautiful talent; at 10-years-old, he is already one of the best players he’s heard. He talks with the parents and onlookers about Logan’s gift.
The ‘Titanic Museum’ in Tennessee is the largest permanent Titanic museum in the world, holding 400 pre-discovery artifacts in twenty galleries. The piano is a replica of one of the five Steinways onboard the ship.
Five Steinway pianos were purchased from the Hamburg factory and brought on the ship in mid-March of that year for the first and second-class travelers to enjoy. None of these pianos were recovered from the Titanic, but their design lives on in the museum every time someone stops to play.