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About Us


Cambridge Pianoforte was started in the University City of Cambridge in 1975 by Simon Howe. For over 45 Years the aims and objectives of the firm are exactly the same today as they were then, to provide first class service to pianists both amateur and professional. Over the years we have actively supported countless concerts, musical festivals, recordings and other music events, many with international artists such as Radu Lupu, Mitsuko Uchida, Barry Douglas, Joanna Macgregor and many more

We are the longest service agents for both Steinway & Sons (1987) and Kawai (1985) in the UK. Also, suppliers of Schimmel, Boston, Essex pianos and a range of ever changing previously owned and restored instruments.

Our team are responsible for the preparation and tuning of the instruments in the main concert venues in and around the Cambridge area. Theses include the Cambridge Corn Exchange, The West Road Concert Hall, Kettles Yard, Stapleford Granary, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Fitzwilliam Museum and the majority of the Cambridge Colleges.

Iain Kilpatrick has worked for Cambridge Pianoforte since 1992 and came into partnership with Simon and Samantha Howe in 2016. They are both still partners in the company, using their experience to help guide for the future.

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