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Ara Vartoukian OAM and the Beijing Central Conservatory Piano Technicians Course


With Steinway having great in China over the last 10 years in particular with institutional sales. Many Conservatoriums were purchasing multiple instruments every year. It became evident that there was a need for a proper training facility which could produce technicians of a high standard capable of servicing quality instruments throughout China. As a result, … Continue reading

Sound Test: Battle of the Bs

We put 4 of our Steinway Model Bs together for a side by side comparison. Put on a good pair of headphones and lets see which one you like the best!   * Recorded using a pair of Neumann TLM103s in spaced pair configuration. Performed by Oscar Smith   Continue reading

Theme & Variations Piano School Exam Preparation Workshop

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The Theme & Variations Piano School is proud to provide a piano exam workshop in the lead up to the August AMEB exams. This is an excellent opportunity to gain an expert second opinion from 2 of our distinguished piano teachers – Gabriella Pusner (ex- Sydney Conservatorium lecturer) and Prof. John Luxton (Former head of … Continue reading

Q&A with Nobuyuki Tsujii

“He was absolutely miraculous. His performance had the power of a healing service. It was truly divine.” – Van Cliburn Being born blind has certainly not hindered Nobuyuki Tsujii’s journey to become one of the world’s most promising pianists. Taking the gold medal in the 2009 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Tsujii formidable technique and incredible … Continue reading

Emerging Artists 2017 Concert 2

Emerging Artists Recital Series 2017

The 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Piano Sale

                                  Theme & Variations Piano Services will be presenting their 2017 Sydney Symphony Piano Sale from 16th-18th of June!  All showroom models will be on sale, including new and pre-owned uprights, baby grands, grands and concert grands.  For our current … Continue reading

Q&A with Lambert Orkis

          This edition of Q&A is a short-and-sweet interview from a fabulous ‘man-of-few-words’ concert pianist.  Taking the gold medal for concise answers, Lambert Orkis has just finished performing in the 2017 Musica Viva Festival at the Sydney Conservatorium.  A consummate performer with a wealth of experience and knowledge, we are delighted … Continue reading

For the Record – with Andrew Rumsey

      Rachmaninov by Nikolai Lugansky   Obviously it is a difficult task to pick just one favourite recording of a piece – especially when we can have a collection of favourite pieces depending on our mood.  Sometimes after a long week we might need a delicate dose of Debussy, or a succulent segment … Continue reading

A New Chapter – with Andrew Rumsey

                                      This month we bid farewell and wish good luck to our Marketing Manager, Andrew Rumsey.  We are extremely excited to announce that Andrew will be embarking on a US performance tour and will be leaving the … Continue reading

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