Vancouver Piano Tuner / Technician
Registered Piano Technician
・Japan National Qualification, First degree
・Japan Piano Technicians Association
Hiroki has 23 years experience specializing in distinguished upright and grand pianos, many of which have been in the Vancouver area.
He began training in the eminent CHUBU Technical Academy of Musical Instruments, studying tuning, regulation and classical music studies. Following graduation, he was employed in a prominent restoration and piano dealership in Mito, Japan, working with Master Technician Mr. Arai for three and a half years. This period provided the foundation for Hiroki's expertise.
He later relocated to Vancouver CANADA, perfected his techniques as a re-builder, immigrating on the strength of his extraordinary ability as a piano technician and acquired many years experience, in this exacting and precise field.
As senior tuner/technician for many years at Vancouver's premier piano dealer, and now independent, he is constantly in demand as one of the most experienced and highly competent specialists in Lower Mainland area, working on new and used Steinway, Kawai, Yamaha, Bechstein, Baldwin, Bosendorfer, Bluthner, Mason & Hamlin etc.
In 2009 he passed the examination and became a J.P.T.A. registered technician, studying the latest Shigeru Kawai techniques in the Hamamatsu factory. In 2012 he was chosen by Kawai America Corporation to attend the Shigeru Kawai Master Technician seminar in Los Angeles. In 2017 he passed the first degree national qualification, both written and practical in one session, which is the most difficult test in Japan. He studied the classical repertoire with his Godmother, a distinguished concert pianist, and is an accomplished organist.
Hiroki is able to interpret and realize the clients requirements punctually and efficiently, whether a distinguished international artist or adult beginner, which comes as naturally as does the everyday quest for perfection.
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