"Swenson's Piano Shop offers high-quality restoration of modern and historic pianos and fortepianos. Instruments restored in our workshop can be found in many places worldwide including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. (photo), the Nippon Cultural Center in Tokyo (photo 1, photo 2), and the Schubert Club museum in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Beethoven Center at San José State University is the home of a Jakesch fortepiano (photo) rebuilt in our shop. A John Osborne (c. 1792-1835) square grand piano restored in our shop can be found at the Hyde Hall Historic Site near Cooperstown, NY. In the summer of 2007, we completed for the Granger Homestead and Museum in Canandaigua, NY an usual grand piano, built in 1822 by Muzio Clementi.
We specialize in the restoration of grand pianos by Bösendorfer, Bechstein, Broadwood, Blüthner, Baldwin, Chickering, Conrad Graf, Ehrbar, Feurich, Ibach, Knabe, Pleyel, Steinway & Sons, Schweighofer, Mason & Hamlin, and Stein & Streicher. We restore, buy and sell modern and historical grand pianos, including 18th- and 19th-century Viennese fortepianos. We are happy to talk about pianos and we invite questions about sales, restoration, appraisals, conservation procedures, and long-distance moving. The prices for our work and our restored instruments are surprisingly low. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we may be of service in any way.
Piano restorer Edward Swenson graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a performance degree and a certificate in piano technology. After four years of study in Austria and Italy, he received a Master's degrees from the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg where he was awarded the Lilli Lehmann Medallion from the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum. Completing his education in musicology at Cornell University, Swenson received a Ph.D. with a thesis on the Italian composer Antonio Salieri. Swenson is a member of the American Musical Intrument Society, American Musicological Society, The Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, and The Piano Technicians Guild. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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