This trip included detailed discussion about a very particular rosewood finish, stimulating technical discussion at the factory (!) all set in gloomy early European winter weather, gray skies and rain, sometimes a lot. The problem with traveling to interesting places on business is that you rarely get the time to really experience a city. I’ve […]
This has been a crazy month. I’ve been traveling every weekend. Made a whirlwind trip to Europe, flew into and out of Munich for a trip to Vienna with a dealer. Left warm sunshine for clammy rainy Europe. Well, I guess summer is over. But it is always good to visit the mothership and every […]
There have been a number of threads on PianoWorld focused on the perceived ills of the industry and how to fix them. A number of the posters seem to think that manufacturers are idiots, with no marketing skills or sense of the industry. People come up with these expensive programs that “they” should do, with […]
Always, (always) close your punching box.
I visited Berlin this spring, on my way to Vienna. While there I visited a small technician based Bosendorfer dealer in the former Eastern section. These guys have had the high level tech training typical of Europe trade crafts, studying and working at Bechstein. They approach some things differently, for example they have a bass […]
The Newport Music Festival in Newport RI is the best festival in the world, at least in my opinion. I’ve been going there for close to 30 years, first as a Bosendorfer technician, then as Yamaha Artist Services Director, now as friend. The magic of the festival is the genius of it’s General Director Mark […]