With an extensive background in repairing and tuning the "modern piano", Edwin Beunk started his own workshop in 1981. Johan Wennink joined forces with him in 1985. Their ardent interest in the fortepiano resulted in a specialization in this particular field. In 1992 Ben Kamphuis and Carolien Dopheide joined the team. Katja Lüthje came later and specialized in veneer and polishing works. Today they have a lot of experience in the restoration of all predecessors of the modern piano: from the Viennese 'Hammerklavier' from Mozart’s time up to the later pianos of the Brahms era. But also many an instrument from London and Paris - the other piano-building centres of former days - went through their workshop before starting a new life in the hands of musicians all over the world.
Restoration is either commissioned by clients of their own instruments or carried out for buyers of pianos held in stock.
Edwin Beunk built up a collection of antique pianos from the period 1780 up to 1870, all instruments that relate to the pianos of the important composers. Therefore there are no giraffe pianos, down striking instruments or square pianos.
Instruments in the collection have been used in more than 200 recordings. They are also available for concerts.