Stuart & Sons

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Stuart & Sons
Private company
IndustryMusical instruments
Founded1990
FounderWayne Stuart
Headquarters,
Australia
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsGrand pianos
Websitestuartandsons.com
Stuart & Sons 2.9 m 102-note piano

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, for a total of 102 keys or eight and one half octaves.[3] A model with 20 extra keys for a total of 108 or nine octaves was built in 2018.[4]

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. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  3. ^ Grant, Neva. "Musical Innovation: A Grander Grand Piano". NPR Music. NPR. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  4. ^ King, Rosie (September 14, 2018). "World's first 108-key concert grand piano built by Australia's only piano maker". ABC. Retrieved 2018-09-15.

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