One of the regions foremost piano craftsmen, Andrew Giller has been working for over 30 years in East Anglia restoring fine English and German pianos at his workshop and studios in the idyllic countryside of the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Andrew specializes in the care of the finest makes of piano, in particular those of Steinway, Bechstein and Blüthner.
Most of Andrew’s time is now spent as a concert piano technician traveling throughout East Anglia to tune and service venue pianos, or delivery of his hire instruments. Andrew keeps a stock of six Steinway pianos which include three full size 9’ model D’s.
Andrew Giller Concert Pianos are used extensively throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and the eastern region. All of the pianos are seen and heard at international festivals and have been played by many world famous pianists. Pianos are also hired to concert clubs, music societies, theatres and individuals around East Anglia for recitals and performances of all kinds – even at a car park for an orchestral concert forming part of the Aldeburgh Festival 2015.
As well as the concert grand stock there are smaller ‘boudoir’ instruments such as model M and model B for more intimate venues. All of our pianos are cared for and regularly serviced to a very high standard.
Recent engagements for our pianos include performances with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Lowestoft and Stevenage; Aldeburgh Festival; Latitude Festival; Norfolk and Norwich Festival; Oxford Lieder Festival; Recording projects for Pascal and Ami Rogé and at many other events nationally and around the region.
Andrew is a member of the Piano Tuners Association
Steinway pianos for hire
1. Model M – 5′ 7″ Gloss black case (American factory)
Top quality boudoir grand piano with recent concert use by the Britten Sinfonia, Norwich School, Martin Roscoe, Norwich Playhouse and the Norwich Arts Centre.
2. Model M – 5′ 7″ Gloss black case with ivory keyboard
Top quality boudoir grand piano with recent concert use by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Aldeburgh Festival.
3. Model B – 1978, 6′ 11″ Semi-gloss black case with ivory keyboard
Originally supplied to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Recent concerts have been with John Lenehan and Cedric Tiberghien both with the Britten Sinfonia, John Lill, Benjamin Grosvenor, Alessandro Taverna and comedy with Tim Minchin.
4. Model D – 1986, 8′ 11″ High gloss black case with ivory Keyboard
A newer instrument which was bought and selected by the Royal College of Music in London, and recently acquired by us. Our first concert performer Pascal Roge was so taken with the instrument he immediately arranged to record a CD of Chopin for release in April 2010. Other delighted artists include Piers Lane with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Nikolai Demidenko, Kathryn Stott, Noriko Ogawa, Martin Cousin, Tim Horton (accompanying Adrian Brendel – Cello) and rock legend Rick Wakeman who wishes to take the piano home! The piano has an extraordinary ‘warm’ tone and is highly versatile for all forms of the repertoire.
5. Model D – 1987, 8′ 11″ High gloss black case with ivory keyboard
This instrument was supplied new to The Ulster Hall, Belfast in 1987 and acquired by us in 2008. Highlights of solo concert use have been with John Lill, Stephen Hough, Kathron Sturrock, Piers Lane and James Rhodes at the Latitude Festival. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recently used the piano with Alexander Romanovsky performing Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1. Lighter use has been with Bruce Forsyth at the Theatre Royal Norwich.
6. Model D – 1996, 8′ 11″ – Satin black case (American factory)
A magnificent instrument which is from the New York factory. The piano is fitted with a Pianodisc automated player unit which has been used for recording work and computer generated MIDI ‘sampling’ projects. The composer Philip Glass used the piano for a rare solo recital of his works. The frame is signed by Henry Z Steinway.
- 1. STEINWAY – 1924 model M – £450
- 2. STEINWAY – 1933 model M – £450
- 3. STEINWAY – 1978 model B – £550
- 4. STEINWAY – 1986 model D – £700 (Concert tunings incl.)
- 5. STEINWAY – 1987 model D – £700 (Concert tunings incl.)
- 6. STEINWAY – 1996 model D – £700 (Concert tunings incl.)
Please add VAT at 20% and these prices include:
- Single concert use
- Local travel for venues within 30 miles of our location
- Pianos 1, 2 & 3 are delivered tuned. Please note that an additional charge of £50 + VAT for any other tunings, such as a pre-concert or an interval request, is made
- Ground floor delivery or, installing the piano onto a low level stage under 2′ (please arrange for insured stage crew to assist with stairs or higher stage level)
- Hire agreements are on a first come first served basis, but we will try to accommodate double and triple bookings where possible.
- Requirements outside of these arrangements are by quotation only and typically include additional travel and follow on concerts. Special packages can be arranged to cater for large scale Music Festivals.
Upright and smaller (non Steinway) grand pianos also for hire, enquiries welcome.