I tuned the Bosendorfer at Sarm Studios for the Band Aid recording (for free of course!). Here is a picture of the piano which we have been tuning weekly since 1976!
Love it or hate it, but here’s a picture of the new Feurich grey frame available in their grand pianos (in this case its a Feurich model 161 grand). With the black rim, black felt and steely designer feel, it comes across as very austere, trendy and Viennese. For those who don’t like it there […]
We have just finished restoring a beautiful 1910 rosewood Lipp upright, and the result is a wonderfully warm and round-toned piano. A few years ago we restored a pre-WW1 boudoir grand Lipp with equally impressive results. It reminds me that Lipp must qualify (followed by Schiedmayer, also of Stuttgart) as the most underrated piano manufacturer from […]
The new Feurich model 115 uprights have been flying out the door. Designed by the renowned Rolf Ibach (whose family have been in the piano business since 1794!), the casework is very art deco, although photographs don’t do justice to the beauty of the curved front lid. The 115 is £2895 to buy and a […]
The Olympianist is in training! Anthony Hewitt will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in May, giving a concert on the way every evening. He’s not just a very talented concert pianist and a mad keen cycling enthusiast, but a great guy to boot as well, as its all for charity. Obviously we’re […]
Barrie M came to see a Wendl & Lung 178 grand on a Tuesday and it was delivered to Scotland on the Friday thanks to the aptly named company Pianospeed! Barrie sent in a few photographs and said he was delighted with the piano. Happy practising Barrie!
We’ve just received our first Feurich, a compact 118cm upright with a beautiful balanced tone, lovely action and high quality polyester case, all finished in the characteristic yellow felt. After 160 years Feurich are still going strong, producing stunning hand-crafted pianos in Gunzenhausen, Germany. This is the nicest small upright we’ve ever had.
Our friends Gerhard and Kai Deckelmann are producing bespoke cases for Feurich grand pianos. They brought this piano to the 2011 Frankfurt Piano Fair.
The summer opera season is upon us, which means Thornhill Pianos is busy providing instruments and tunings for Glyndebourne (Donizetti/L’Elisir d’Amore), Garsington (Rossini/Il Turco in Italia) and the ENO (Britten/A Midsummer Night’s Dream)!
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