24 Nov 2012

The Secret Life of Piano Tuners

From The Secret Life Of, 2:00 pm on 24 November 2012

Hear from the people who keep New Zealand's pianos sounding sweet, from old dingers to Steinway grands. We meet the man who tuned Paul McCartney's family "joanna" and hear stories of the itinerant piano tuners who were much sought after in 19th century New Zealand. People interviewed in this programme include: Anthony Fry - piano tuner, Chris O'Connor - percussionist, Dr Kirstine Moffat - author of Piano Forte: Stories and Soundscapes from Colonial New Zealand, David Jenkins - tuner, Yuji Nakamura - tuner, David Salmon - tuner, Hermione Johnson - pianist.