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since mai 2007
renting of own Steinway & Sons concert grands
(B-211; 2x D-274) for events of high quality, CD- and
DVD production in the field of classical music and jazz
(see references)

since juli 2005
exclusive support of all concert grands in
possession of Alte Oper Frankfurt

mai 2005
formation of the company PIANOsolo Daniel Brech,

2003 - 2005
direction of the department for service
at the Steinway-Haus Heinersdorff:
concert support;
organisation of shop floor and external work;
calculation, scheduling and performance of repair;
monitoring of accountancy;
mentoring of music schools,
conservatoires and concert halls

Steinway Academy for concert technicians

voluntary service in the factory of Steinway & Sons,
von Steinway & Sons, Hamburg

2002 - 2003
advanced training with focus on concert support
at Roberto Valli Pianoforti, Ancona
and Luigi Lamacchia Pianoforti, Bari, Italien;
aided by scholarship of
Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, Köln

2001 - 2002
piano technician
at Steinway-Haus Heinersdorff in the field of:
external work (tuning and maintenance of instruments
for private clients and institutions; concert support),
shop floor (maintenance, general repair, tuning and
shop floor organisation);

1998 - 2001
training in the trade of piano and harpsichord
technician at Steinway-Haus Heinersdorff

participation in the Steinway-tuning competition 1999
first prize

participation in the week-long Europiano-Congress
2000 in Cavalese

participation in the piano technician tutorial
“Rund um den Guten Klang”, with focus on
„Duostimmen von zwei Konzertinstrumenten“

1998 - 2001
Ausbildung im Handwerk des Klavier- und
Cembalobauers im Steinway-Haus Heinersdorff

professional practical training
in the following companies:
Steinway & Sons, Hamburg (manufacturing)
Klaviere Then, Köln (repair and restoration)
Steinway-Haus Heinersdorff, Düsseldorf (service)

1994 - 1998
student of Prof. Ulla Graf’s piano class,
University of music Cologne,
department Aachen, graduated

ab 1988
dealing with piano technics in spare time

first piano lesson

born in Aachen