PTM 2020 Convention

Alex Kerstan

Voicing and Concert Prep

Learn how Alex creates a “best sound”—touch and tone tailored to each unique pianist.

What's in the episode ?

Alex would like to dispel a prejudice, as some piano technicians immediately think of needling the hammer felt when they hear the word "voicing". You will quickly find that this is only the last of sixteen steps; and that needling is often not even necessary. Alex will help us imagine the piano note from the touch of the fingertip on the key to the arrival of the sound in our ears. This chain of energy transport should run optimally, as in a relay race in sports.



Alex Kerstan

Alex holds the venerable title of Betriebsleiter/Klavierbaumeister (Operations Manager/ Piano Builder) at Steingraeber & Söhne. Steingraeber has been producing pianos and grand pianos in the festival city of Bayreuth, Germany since 1852. Around 35 employees of the family company currently create top quality by hand every day. Steingraeber pianos are played by major artists and in the most renowned concert halls and music academies around the world.

Alex and Steingraeber carry an impeccable reputation.

Steingraeber & Söhne is one of the world's best piano brands that has never been heard of (except, of course, by the people who know.)

—Euro Pianos Naples

“Since 1852, Steingraeber & Söhne have been making innovative hand-crafted pianos of the finest quality, played worldwide by an array of distinguished artists and in the most-renowned concert halls.”


Feedback from this lecture's participants. 

"Very transparent session from a piano manufacturer (rare)"

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"Despite having been involved in the industry from age 12 (we purchased a music store when I was 12) & having been a Tuner/Technician for 50+ years I learned from every presenter. Not everything was new territory but I feel like I have a fresh outlook on my decades old profession!"

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"I found the 'extra' info toward the end of Alex's presentation regarding of of Steingraeber's current innovations (Sordino felt, 'Mozart Rail,' etc.,) very fascinating."

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