Born and bred in Edinburgh!

Born and bred in Edinburgh!

Born and bred in Edinburgh, it’s a city I’ve come to love. One of my favourite places to visit is the Royal Botanic Garden, usually referred to by regulars as the ‘Botanics’. The garden was established in 1670 and is as relevant in today’s world as it was then –...
Petrof Limited Edition Piano arrives in Edinburgh!

Petrof Limited Edition Piano arrives in Edinburgh!

I mentioned recently that Petrof were currently celebrating their 150th anniversary of manufacturing upright and grand pianos. To mark the occasion, the company has produced a special limited edition run of 50 instruments. It’s based on the Model 125, probably their...
Petrof and the 150th Piano Party!

Petrof and the 150th Piano Party!

I’ve just returned from a very interesting trip to visit the Petrof piano factory in the Czech Republic. The factory is situated in the historic city of Hradec Králóve, around 70 miles east of Prague. The occasion was Petrof’s 150th anniversary of manufacturing...
A Kawai world exclusive for Makin

A Kawai world exclusive for Makin

Before heading to Frankfurt, we’d heard good things about Kawai’s new flagship upright piano, the K-800 AS. So much so, we decided to take the plunge and place the first UK order for this model before even trying it out. It’s being launched here at Frankfurt, and now...
Up, up and away to the Frankfurt World Music Fair!

Up, up and away to the Frankfurt World Music Fair!

It’s March, and I’m on a Lufthansa Airbus at 31,000 feet out of Edinburgh. Is it really twelve months since I last visited the Frankfurt world fair for musical instruments – the Musikmesse? Apparently so… I love to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world of...