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Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and Thank You We just would like to say a BIG Merry Christmas and thank you to all our wonderful customers this year.  We have been privileged to meet many lovely people in 2015 and hope to meet (and work with) many more next year.   This year one lovely customer … Continue reading

2015 in a Nutshell

                                    2015 has seen some good times and not so good times for us all.  Ultimately, time shapes us into who we are and how we tackle future challenges and enjoy future victories.  The past year has seen … Continue reading

An Interview with 2015 Emerging Artist Winner – Enrico Mainas

      What does winning this year’s Emerging Artists Series mean to you? It’s a huge honour to be named the winner, and I’m very grateful to Theme & Variations for providing us with this opportunity. I’ve been performing for a long time but I’d never gotten up and performed for half an hour … Continue reading

A Special Lecture by Ken Unsworth

On Wednesday the 4th of December, renowned Australian artist Ken Unsworth unveiled his most recent work – ‘Fascination’, at the Theme & Variations Showroom in Willoughby.  A Bluthner Grand from 1924 from Theme & Variations was used for the installation, fitted with 5 specifically blown balloons of glass, with 5 variable noise sensors.   Unsworth … Continue reading

Theme and Variations Foundation 2015 Award

This year we publicised the awards to all conservatoria in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and ACT, inviting applications for assistance from our foundation. Applications closed on October 9 and our auditions took place on November 15. We had five finalists each to play a thirty minute program for an independent artistic assessment panel chaired by Professor … Continue reading

Take Six took their breath away – Fraser McEwing

  Article taken from J-Wire.   Fraser Beath McEwing reports on a unique piano concert…six Steinways in recital. That didn’t stop Theme & Variations Piano Services from setting out to stage a concert using six full-size Steinway Model D grand pianos to celebrate its 30 years in the piano business – which happened to coincide … Continue reading

The ‘Take Six’ 30th Birthday Celebration

Saturday the 14th of November was no small feat for the Theme & Variations Team, hosting a birthday party and 60 minute concert for 70 guests in their showroom.  Six Steinway Concert Grands lined the showroom floor, all mic’d up with expert equipment from RODE Microphones.  Each piano was mic’d with a stereo pair of … Continue reading

A busy weekend at T&V…

It was a busy day on many levels at T&V yesterday, with two floors of simultaneous music-making happening all afternoon!  Theme & Variations turns 30 this year and will be holding their celebration concert this Saturday the 14th of November.  With 6 Steinway concert grands and 12 top-level pianists – this piano extravaganza is one to … Continue reading

Before and After

A beloved Model B from 1889 is nearly finished its complete restoration in the T&V workshop.  At the time of birth of this piano, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Grieg, Debussy, Scriabin, Strauss, Ravel, Rachmaninov, and many other significant composers were still alive.   Below you can see the before and after pictures of this piano. … Continue reading

A Rare Beauty Indeed…

  The Theme & Variations team are currently restoring a very old Steinway & Sons Model O-180 from 1893.  This piano is extremely special because you literally can’t find another one like it!   The veneer of the casework is Brazilian Rosewood (which is no longer available and was banned for import and export in the … Continue reading

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