Krall and Seidler – building a copy

An attempt to discuss the methodology of work on recreating the instrument, taking into account techniques and materials (leather, wood, strings, metals). I would like to illustrate both lectures with photos from technological processes and a live presentation of pianos.

Andrzej Włodarczyk – born in 1972 in Warsaw. A graduate of Technical School of Grand Piano Construction in Kalisz (class of 1994) and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. He has been running his business “Piano and Grand Piano Workshop Andrzej Wlodarczyk” which specializes in renovations, tunings, expertise, and historical and modern instrument refurbishments. He has completed his internships at Steinway & Sons in Hamburg (2007). Between 2000 and 2006 he lectures at Frederic Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw (Tuning procedures and piano’s construction). For many years he has been an instrument tuner at Frederic Chopin’s Music University. One of the pioneers of Polish Piano Tuners Association (2007). He cooperates with with multiple national institutions i.e. Frederic Chopin National Institute, University of Warsaw, National Philharmonic, The Royal Castle, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Music Academy in Łódź, Andrzej Szwalby Collection of Antique Pianos in Ostromeck, The Palace of Chrzesne, Regional Museum of Krosno, American School in Warsaw, Polish Military, Museum of Gdańsk. He conducted the International Frederic Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, International Music Festival – Chopin And His Europe, Ad Libitum Festival, International Modern Music Festival “Warsaw Autumn”, Chopin Concerts at Royal Lazienki Park, Floralia Powsin. An initiator of the “The Magic of Antique Pianos in Radzymin” cycle. Piano constructor (two constructed copies of Vienna piano by A. Walter accordingly to a 1795 design and a copy of Krall & Seldler piano inspired by a 1830 design). An owner of the largest Polish private collection of historical pianos currently used for concerts and recordings.

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Seminar: 4 September (Sunday), 4.30 pm, Room Universe 1


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