Author: Francesco

My name is Francesco and I am a trained classical pianist and piano technician / tuner / strings maker. I trained with the head technicians of Schimmel, Boesendorfer, Yamaha, Fazioli and Steinway & Sons. In London, I have worked with 5 of the capital's major piano importers as a piano tuner. I have an extensive experience as a piano technician and tuner with a focus on Concert Piano Preparation with the following institutions (among others): Theatres: Royal Opera House, White Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The South Place Ethical Society, Sadlers Wells, Barbican, National Theatre. Music Schools: The Yehudi Menuhin School, Brunel University of Arts. TV, Radio and Recording Studios: BBC, ITV, Three Mills Island, Abbey Road Studios. Arts and Cultural Institutions: Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Kensington Palace Orangery. Classical and Popular Music Artists: Stephen Hough, David Epps, Simon Callaghan, Roderick Chadwick, Kathron Sturrock, Anna Tilbrook, Mauricio Pollini, Stephanie Beacham, David Harvey, Tim Minchin, Jamie Cullum, Louise Ciccone (Madonna). My website:


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Piano Tuning Matters

When confronted by tone problems, many piano technicians seem overly anxious to find a quick remedy by using voicing needles or lacquer. Both needling and lacquering are important…