Our Mission Statement
As the heritage of Piano & Keyboard Centre is passed down from generation to generation, our commitment is to offer our valued clients only the finest quality instruments selected from around the world and reliable service from our experienced and knowledgeable technicians. All instruments are fully warranted.
Piano and Keyboard Centre was established in 1994 by internationally known concert technicians Gunter Manchen and Wayne Chen. This unique partnership afforded the ability to offer the highest level of service and products from the perspective of knowledgeable and experienced individuals working in the industry. Today, we continue on with the tradition by offering only the finest quality pianos from around the world. Our team of knowledgeable technicians and our in-house restoration facilities provide us with an exclusive ability to offer patrons specialized repair and restoration services. Tuning, event rentals, and moving, performed by our experienced staff, are available as well. A partial list of our clients include:
- Well-known piano performers and teachers around the world
- Glenn Gould Studio - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
- Performing Arts York Region
- Betty Oliphant Theatre - National Ballet School
- Ottawa Chamberfest
Wayne Chen - President
Wayne Chen is a fourth-generation piano builder and technician who learned his craft at the age of 16 under his father, one of Shanghai most esteemed piano technicians. At 24, he won the post of resident tuner at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, he was invited by Steinway & Sons to continue his training at its factory in Hamburg, Germany. Upon completion, he immigrated to Canada and became the resident technician for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As chief piano technician for the renowned ProPiano Company in New York City, he has rebuilt concert grands for both the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Wayne has also worked for the St. Lawrence Centre, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, and Remenyi House of Music. He has been the official tuner for the Glenn Gould Studio at The Canadian Broadcasting Company since 1993.
Piano & Keyboard Centre is growing from strength to strength as new vitality and vision is actively encouraged within the company. Our commitment is to meet your needs, our valued client.
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Wayne Chen - President