Our Story

Starting from Humble beginnings Theme & Variations Piano Services is a proud family owned business.

Established in 1985 by leading concert technician Ara Vartoukian, Theme & Variations started as a Sydney based piano services business focusing primarily on piano tuning and repairs.

With much success Theme & Variations soon expanded their services to incorporate a piano showroom featuring brands such as Steinway, Yamaha, Young Chang & Ibach pianos.

In 2003 Theme & Variations was commissioned by The Sydney Symphony Orchestra to restore and rebuild their Steinway Concert Grand, and this was the start of a successful partnership that is still current today.  Among many other sponsorships, Theme and Variations is the official sponsor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra International Pianists in Recital Series.

Today Theme & Variations is a one stop shop that encompasses,

  • A piano showroom offering new and used pianos for sale.
  • A range of pianos for hire
  • Piano workshop for repairs, restorations & re-builds
  • Piano school for beginners through to advanced students
  • Piano studio hire
  • A team of piano technicians that service the east coast of Australia.

Theme & Variations also supports young talented pianists with the Emerging Artist Recital Series that provides performance opportunities to promising and dedicated students.  In addition, established by Ara and Nyree Vartoukian the Theme & Variations Foundation was formalised in 2011 to provide support, training opportunities and funding.