Simon is one of life’s wonderful characters, who has worked tirelessly to promote and support music within the Cambridge Region. For many years he was on the road tuning pianos in around the Cambridge colleges and concert halls. Based in the shop now, he has a wealth of experience to help guide through the variety of decisions to be made with dealing with pianos.
These include the Cambridge Corn Exchange, West Road Concert Hall in the University of Cambridge, the Cambridge Arts Theatre, and the majority of the colleges of the University of Cambridge including King’s, Trinity and St John’s. He has tuned for many international artists, including Murray Periaha, Mitsuku Uchida, Stephen Kovacevich, Angela Hewitt, Imogen Cooper, Martin Roscoe and many more.He has provided technical support for a number of sound recordings, including most recently, in January 2016, support for Barry Douglas with his recording of Brahm’s complete works for solo piano.
Iain trained at Newark & Sherwood College in the 1980s (the only college in the UK currently training piano tuners), where he was also the external examiner from 2000-2010. He is a former winner of the Blüthner Tuning Cup and was the David Mark’s Tuning Cup winner in 1991 (a national tuning competition for piano tuners). Iain is a member of the Pianoforte Tuners’ Association.
Duncan is passionate about music, and his knowledge, dedication to his customers and general outlook on life have earned him hundreds of loyal customers in the Cambridge area and beyond. As a performing musician and composer, Duncan has the capability to tie together traditional and new technology developments and is only too pleased to answer any questions which are presented.
Classically trained on the violin to grade 5 standard, Tim has been exclusively an English folk fiddler and mandolin player for many years and gigs regularly with his ceilidh band. He is also one of the musicians for a local Cotswold Morris Dancing team.
Tim’s usual days here are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Feel free to give him a call or send him an email with your music enquiries and requests; you may even wish to pop into the store and have a tea or coffee while he sources your music for you.