References

The instruments I have built and restored are played in many of the most important European music festivals, and have been played in radio recordings for stations including Austrian Radio, Bavarian Radio, Hessische Radio, West German Radio, Deutsche Welle, and at major events including the Festival of Flanders, the Mozart-Woche in Salzburg, the Salzburg Festival, the Carinthischer Sommer, the Mozart Festival in Augsburg, the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, the Residenzwoche Munich, the Stieriate in Graz, Toujours Mozart in Salzburg, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, the Bayerische Staatsoper in München, the Festival Fundacia Concert Spirituel in Waschau, the Festival Concentus Moraviae in Brunn and others.

They have been played by some of the most prominent exponents of the fortepiano throughout the world, including: Kristian Bezuidenhout (London), Malcolm Bilson (Ithaca, USA), Florian Birsak (Salzburg), Wolfgang Brunner (Salzburg), Patrick Cohen (Paris), Katarzyna Drogosz (Warsaw), Stefan Gottfried (Vienna), Christoph Hammer (Munich), Jos van Immerseel (Antwerp), Stanley Hoogland (Amsterdam), Tobias Koch (Düsseldorf), Geoffrey Lancaster (Canberra), Alexei Lubimov (Moskau), Linda Nicholson (London), Christine Schornsheim (Munich), Ella Sevskaya (St. Petersburg), Petra Somlei (Budapest/The Hague), Andreas Staier (Cologne), Zvi Meniker (Hanover), Yoshio Watanabe (Yokohama), Gerrit Zitterbart (Hanover), Bart van Oort (Amsterdam).

Recently built instruments

Grand piano after Anton Walter c. 1780

2015

Grand piano after Conrad Graf c. 1834, Compass CC - g4, four pedals (from left to right): keyboard shift, moderator single, moderator double, damper lifter. University Mozarteum, Salzburg

Grand piano after Jacob Bertsche c.1815, six pedals (from left to right): bassoon, keyboard shift, moderator single, moderator double, damper lifter, Turkish music. Private ownership, Salzburg

2013

Grand piano after Jacob Bertsche c. 1815, private ownership, Fukuoka, Japan

2012

Grand piano after Anton Walter c. 1780, University for Catholic Church Music and Music Education, Regensburg

Grand piano after Michael Rosenberger c. 1805, private ownership, Salzburg.

2011

Grand piano after Anton Walter c. 1780, privat ownership, Vienna.

Grand piano after Michael Rosenberger c. 1805, private ownership, Salzburg.

2010

Grand piano after Michael Rosenberger c. 1805, workshop of Robert Brown.

2009

Grand piano after Michael Rosenberger c. 1805, Mozarteum University, Salzburg.

Grand piano after Jacob Bertsche c. 1815, workshop of Robert Brown.<br/>The building of this instrument was subsidised by the Region of Salzburg, the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development and the Austrian Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (AWS).

2008

Grand piano after Anton Walter c. 1780, privat ownership, Vienna.

2007

Grand piano after Michael Rosenberger built c. 1805 in Vienna, private ownership, Ivry sur Seine.

Grand piano after Michael Rosenberger built c. 1810 in Vienna, built for the University for Music and the Performing Arts, Vienna.

2006

Grand piano after Anton Walter built c. 1800 in Vienna, private ownership, Brussels.

2005

Grand piano after Anton Walter built c. 1780 in Vienna, workshop of Robert Brown.
Showroom

Grand piano after Anton Walter built c. 1800 in Vienna, Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi“, Como, Italy.

2004

Grand piano after Anton Walter built c. 1800 in Vienna, Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Hanover.
Showroom

2003

Grand piano after Michael Rosenberger built c. 1805 in Vienna, private ownership, Berlin.
Showroorm

Restoration work over the last years

(a selection)

2013

Fortepiano, builder unknown, around 1825 in Vienna. Compass: FF - f4, originally six pedals now four. Private ownership; Clavier-Salon in Göttingen.

Fortepiano attributed to Johann Frenzel in Linz around1825. Compass: FF - f4, four pedals. Private ownership in Ingolstadt.

2010

Grand piano built by Joseph Baumeister in Pressburg in 1796. Privat ownership, Brno, Tschechische Republic

Grand piano by Johann Georg Schenk in Weimar c. 1800 for the Klassik Stiftung, Weimar. The exterior of the instrument was restored by Karsten Skwierawski.

2008

Grand piano built by Michael Rosenberger in Vienna c. 1805. Private ownership near Munich.

Combination Instrument, piano and organ, No. 804, built by Joseph Böhm in Vienna c. 1825. For the Greifenberger Institut for Musical Instrument Research. The restoration work carried out in this workshop was confined to the piano only.

2005

Grand piano by Jacob Bertsche built around 1815. Compass: FF - f4. Six pedals (from right to left): bassoon, una chorda, moderato single, moderato double, damperlifter, Turkish music. Veneered in exotic walnut, private ownership, Paris.
Showroom

Grand piano by Anton Walter in Vienna, Museum in the Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik.Showroom

2003

Grand piano built by Nannette Streicher in 1818, Nr 1352 private ownership, Yokohama.
Showroom

2002

Original down-striking grand piano built by Nannette Streicher in 1825, Nr 1977/19 Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.
Showroom

 

Further important restorations:

1998

Tangent piano by Späth & Schmahl, Regensburg c. 1800, Technical Museum, Vienna.

1995

Grand piano by Conrad Graf, Vienna c. 1825, Technical Museum, Vienna.

Grand piano by Anton Walter, Vienna c.1780, Provicial Museum of Burgenland, Eisenstadt.

1993

Grand piano by André Stein, Vienna 1824, Robert Schumannhaus, Zwickau.

1991

Tangent piano by Späth & Schmahl, Regensburg c. 1800, Museum of Fine Art , Vienna