" Juan has been an arts teacher for 20 years and Mary has got years of administrative experience working in the export department of a Dutch company and later on managing the large invoice department of another company. They both specialised in languages at an early stage.
As a teacher of three-dimensional arts in a secondary school, Juan took up an interest in the history and construction of the piano, being inspired by his 1881 Erard Grand that he knew since he was a boy of 14. From 1991, after 20 years of teaching, Juan became a professional piano technician. He immediately started to extend his study of the piano to the complex 19th century developments. Every possible book on the subject was bought and read and many travels through Europe brought him many contacts with colleagues. In 1994 he took up the initiative of selling this special pianowire that had just been discovered as the answer to many restoration problems.
Juan's enthusiasm was inspiring for his wife Mary, who used her administrative and language abilities. There are few women who know more about wire and pianos than she does! Juan and Mary travel a lot together, visiting many piano workshops and piano collections all over Europe. " ...
Category: Builders/Restorers/Suppliers / Strings (Iron; Brass; Gut etc.)
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