Stuart & Sons

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This studio grand piano by Stuart is the only 2.2 m 102-note piano ever to have been built as a serious musical instrument.

Stuart & Sons is an Australian manufacturer of handcrafted grand pianos established in 1990 as Stuart & Sons Terra Australis Pty Limited. The founder is Wayne Stuart. The company later evolved and formed a partnership with Albert Music. Stuart & Sons primarily use Australian timbers for construction. The company is based in Newcastle in New South Wales.[1]

The Dutch-Australian pianist Gerard Willems used a Stuart & Sons piano when recording the complete piano sonata cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven during 1999 and 2000.[2]

Stuart & Sons has created a grand piano with 14 more keys than are found on a standard piano. Although other manufacturers have created pianos that reach 9 notes lower in the bass, the company claims that no one has created a range that reaches as high a pitch as can be produced on their keyboard.[3]

Piano locations[edit]

Stuart pianos are used at many prominent locations throughout Australia including:

See also[edit]

Other Australian piano manufacturers

Historic:

Current:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact us". Stuart and Sons. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Ludwig van Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas Gerard Willems, Piano Stuart & Sons Piano". enjoythemusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ Musical Innovation: A Grander Grand Piano, NPR, retrieved 2012-08-24 

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