Fixing the basic problems of Viennese pianos

We will compare different Viennese actions, and discover their basic requirements. The discussion will be about safety in removing the action, a demonstration of common regulation and repair procedures.
Please note that any time during congress technicians might make appointments for individual consultation at McNulty fortepianos stand, where Paul McNulty and his assistant Sergei Kramer will explain practicality of romantic and classical time fortepiano regulation and tuning. ask their questions and get individual answers and try things.

Paul McNulty is a maker of world-famous fortepianos known for their best performance quality. He became interested in instrument building after studying music at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and graduated in piano technology from North Bennet Street Industrial School in Boston, where he earned guild qualification as a tuning examiner.

Paul McNulty made more than 300 fortepianos. His copies of Silbermann, Stein, Walter, Hofmann, Fritz and Graf are used for concerts and recordings in most prestigious concert halls and opera houses, owned by prominent players and leading music institutions, such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paul Badura-Skoda, Malcolm Bilson, Ronald Brautigam, Warsaw Chopin Institute, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Paris Opera and Glyndebourne Festival as well as Cornell, Oberlin, Stanford, Harvard, etc. 

Paul McNulty was first in modern times to build Pleyel 1830, Boisselot 1846, Streicher 1868 and Chopin’s Warsaw piano, 1826 Buchholtz. Paul McNulty’s current efforts are restoring antique French pianos for the Warsaw Chopin Institute.

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Seminar: 3 September (Saturday), 5.15 pm, Room 1


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