A new fortepiano being built

This is something l would have never imagined some years ago; usually as a pianist you always play on the instruments at the venue (unlike in the groups where l play on one of my three Fender Rhodes’). However, the Dutch National Instruments Fund having heard about my project, became very enthusiastic to collaborate and provide me with my own instrument, so that the compsing and rehearsing can take place in my house and that l have my own instrument to bring to the concerts. l’m very happy with Belgian instrument maker Chris Maene’s help and backup. He has been lending me an instrument already for some time, and in July ‚14 l will have this brand-new instrument built for me delivered to my studio, l can tell you that is an exciting thing for me!

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