I first became acquainted with early pianos at Harvard, where I was very taken by Robert Levin’s lectures and his Mozart performances. Subsequently I studied historical performance practice with Malcolm Bilson on a generous fellowship from Cornell University. I have continued to perform as a fortepianist, both as a soloist and with the Aurelio Ensemble.

Tuinman-Walter fortepiano (photo: Mark Myers)

Below you can play an informative 10-minute video presentation on my Gerard Tuinman fortepiano, a crash course introduction to early pianos. It features information on history and construction and is illustrated by short musical performances. (Video by SR Productions)

The video project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vera I. Heinz Endowment; the Willam Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.