After a 20+ years career as a professional pianist/musician, with a secondary, 30 years career tuning and restoring pianos, I have focused my interests and efforts in the building and restoration of historical stringed keyboard instruments, an extremely rewarding, sometimes challenging endeavor.
To date, I have designed and built three harpsichords, specifically, a Flemish Double, a transposing Flemish Single, and a double transposing French Single.
I have done countless restorations of harpsichords, virginals, clavichords, and fortepianos by builders including Dowd, Herz, Sutherland, Challis, Dolmetsch, Russell, Pleyel, and Belt. I have recently completed the restorations of a Stodart Compensator Grand Fortepiano, makers no.7388, circa 1827/28, and an 1806 Broadwood grand fortepiano, makers number 3448.
I have restored instruments for Harvard University, The Curtis Institute of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Clark University, and have an extensive client list of prominent harpsichordists and fortepianists.
This is, perhaps, the most perfectly made instrument to pass through my workshop. It has been restrung in Malcolm Rose English iron and brass, voiced in black Delrin plectra, with new dampers and a thorough action regulation.
It's always a joy to work on instruments made by Dowd, as they are so beautifully and perfectly crafted. This one has been restrung and voiced in black Delrin plectra. A lovely, classic revival instrument by the Dean of American harpsichord builders.