Orpheus Piano Co. recently partnered with Sing For Hope to provide volunteer tuning and repair for their famous outdoor street pianos, a New York City summer fixture since 2010 - read more about our experience and Sing For Hope's remarkable work here!
The Orpheus Piano Co. technicians recently read Mario Igrec's masterpiece Pianos Inside Out - along the way, we developed an extensive list of questions. We're thrilled to present an afternoon Q+A with the author at Faust Harrison Pianos' Manhattan showroom - a priceless opportunity to clarify, expand and further explore this craft we love.
"As a child I always wanted a piano - I couldn't understand that my parents couldn't afford it. But finally, when I was in my 30's, I finally bought one. I thought I was gonna take and give lessons, but I just ended up playing by ear mostly. But 4 years later my daughter Zoe was born, and she quickly fell in love with it..."
"I remember playing it - and this is kind of sad - but my husband was dying of cancer. It was 1968. And my grandparents had sent me the piano just after my husband passed. Not for that reason, but it just so happened it arrived at that time in my life. So I learned the Moonlight Sonata as a way to concentrate on things."
"When I was a little girl in Finland my mother took money from the savings my parents had set aside for me and bought a grand piano behind my father's back. It filled up the whole kitchen. He was furious, but he ended up being the one who played most often!"