"I first established myself as a harpsichord maker in 1980 (in Western Canada) and began making Harpsichords, Virginals, Spinets and Clavichords. In the late 1980’s I added Viennese Forte-Pianos to my repertoire. I also undertake restorations, renovations and repairs of early stringed keyboard instruments. Since moving to North Yorkshire my work has focused almost exclusively on restoration of early pianos, mostly Viennese Forte-Pianos.
I am a former academic (BA, MA - Alta, Can.: PhD -- London) and I have an early background in cabinet making and carpentry (my father was a cabinet maker). I studied early stringed keyboard instrument construction and design at the London College of Furniture (1977-80) and spent a further year (1984-85) as a Canada Council Fellow researching and drawing original instruments in Britain and on the continent.
All the instruments that I build are individually hand crafted, built along traditional lines and made from traditional woods and they are all based on historical models. " See website for more information. (ed.)
Category: Builders/Restorers/Suppliers / Keyboard Instruments
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