Besbrode Pianos - Leeds
Specialist piano dealers and wholesaler. Pianos for sale. New and secondhand grand and upright pianos for sale and hire including pianos by Steinway, Bechstein, Yamaha, Bosendorfer, Kawai. Piano movers. We buy and sell pianos. Piano Replica piano parts. Piano information. Besbrode Pianos Leeds Yorkshire England UK.
Besbrode's showrooms span four floors of a Victorian mill in Holbeck, on the edge of Leeds city centre. The premises display over 250 new and pre-owned pianos with an entire floor dedicated exclusively to the Steinway family of pianos, with some 30 - 50 Steinways.
What makes Headingley Pianos different?
* As well as being a piano shop, we are also one the UK's leading piano
importers selling to other shops throughout the UK. You, as a customer can
* Our staff are fully trained in piano technology and are piano tuners (not salesmen!)
* We are dedicated to finding the right piano for you to foster learning and musical enjoyment.
* All our pianos and restoration work is fully guaranteed for 5 years.
* We love pianos and enjoy customers coming to try them out or having them demonstated.
Headingley Pianos is Yorkshire's premier suppliers of new, nearly new and reconditioned pianos at unbeatable prices. We also sell a range of new and used digital pianos.
* Headingley pianos has recently been appointed a Center of Excellence
by Kemble Pianos for their award-winning range of pianos. This gives us
the opportunity to offer these presitgious Kemble pianos at highly competitive
rates and gives the customer the added confidence of buying with a 10 year
manufacturers guarantee.We stock the entire range set up and ready to play.
Our other services include:
- Piano Tuning
- Piano Reconditioning
- Aftercare Packages
- Piano Removals and
- Pianos Bought
- Below is a video quick tour of the UK's leading piano showroom. Headingley Pianos is a dedicated piano shop selling all major brands of grand, upright and digital pianos. Staff are all trained piano technitions and are always on hand to demonstrate, answer questions and offer advice. Established in 1990, Headingley Pianos has grown to become the leading piano showroom attracting customers from all over the UK. An unrivalled selection of pianos means we have the right piano for all, be they young learner or peforming professional.
Jaques Samuel and his wife moved from Austria to UK. He was a piano tuner and set up as such also selling a few pianos that he had reconditioned. The 'shop' was situated in their front room in a house in Notting Hill.
The business outgrows their front room and the shop moves to Park West Place.
Jaques Samuel develops cancer and finds the business too much to cope with. He looks for a suitable young man to take over.
Shop sold to Edward Mandel who was then working at Marks and Spencer's.
Jaques Samuel Pianos becomes Bechstein House.
First piano hires in private homes.
Shop moves to 142 Edgware Road/Marble Arch. In the basement was a restoration factory, the shop becomes famous for the quality of its restoration work.
Edward Mandel becomes less able to work, so his children take control.
Terence Lewis becomes MD of Jaques Samuel Pianos (formerly piano buyer at Harrods).
£0.5 million refurbishment of the showrooms, practice rooms start at 1 and soon increase to 7. Rush Hours Recitals start, pianists such as, Angela Hewitt, Nikolai Demidenko, Stephen Hough, Piers Lane, Artur Pizarro play at the shop.
JSP Intercollegiate Piano Competition starts. Winners have included Bobby Chen, Yevgenny Sudbin, Alexeiu Grynyuk, Emmanuel Despax, Andrei Korobeinikov.
Jaques Samuels becomes UK’s sole supplier of Fazioli pianos.
Jaques Samuels record label started to support young artists – all profits to the artist.
Jaques Samuels becomes Europe's biggest dealer of Fazioli.
Fazioli Centre opens in showroom.
Jaques Samuel Pianos Ltd.
142 Edgware Road
London W2 2DZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7723 8818
Fax: +44 (0)20 7224 8692
Nearest tube station: Edgware Road, Marble Arch
Bus: 6, 7, 15, 16, 23, 36, 98, 414, 436
Car: Metered parking available, NCP car park just 70m from the shop.
We are inside the Congestion Zone, so for your convenience we can arrange for you to pay the charge in our shop. Alternatively the payment can be made online at www.cclondon.com
Tuning & Servicing:
Kent TN15 8TA
Tel: 01732 885050
Fax: 01732 883030
Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios near Sevenoaks in Kent is the place where pianists and piano music lovers can find the ultimate in piano quality and excellence. Recitals are given in our own recital hall by some of the Worlds leading artists on a selection of concert grand's selected from the finest available of their make.
There is a display of some thirty new and used pianos by the acknowledged top manufacturers. All these instruments are honed to perfection by our appointed technician Geoffrey Sapsford whose has a reputation as one of the UK’s lead technicians. Under his guidance Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios has won a remarkable reputation for reliable and superb workmanship in every detail.
We pride ourselves that:-
- We offer some of the lowest prices in Europe for some of the finest quality pianos available. We do this by combining a large turnover with highly efficient management methods and top quality technical skills.
- We can give the highest possible standard of piano presentation and after sales service.
- Informed, open, reliable and experienced advice and assistance is always available for visitors whether they be top professional, serious amateur or learner pianists.
- We offer superb and modestly priced recital and recording facilities where some of the best technology in the World for piano recording on several makes of concert instrument is available at below market rates. For young pianists, recording may be offered at no cost under sponsorship arrangements.
- We will accommodate our clients at their convenience by appointment. Please telephone 01732 885050.
Hurstwood Farm is a working agricultural business located near Sevenoaks in the High Weald of Kent. It is an area of natural beauty with bits own secluded woodlands, nature reserve and fine orchards. There are panoramic views of the Weald of Kent extending up to 25 miles over a wide arc.
Visitors will not be pressed to buy. We invite them to share the atmosphere of enthusiasm for seeking perfection of pianos and piano music, and, at recitals, to meet and be as close to great artists as was the case in the days of the founders of present classical music who played in the great palaces of Central Europe.
Our mission is to strive for perfection in everything we do irrespective of cost and effort, and to demonstrate that the best need not be the most costly.
All the profits from our piano recitals , and significantly more monies are devoted to assistance and encouragement for young artists in the form of promotional recitals at the Farm alongside grand masters and at other venues. As sponsorship we offer free recordings, assistance with the cost of studies, and on occasions help with the loan or gift of pianos. Our Patron for the Hurstwood Farm Music Society, Andräs Schiff, has himself made immense contribution to this part of our work as have many others, including Stephen Hough, Radu Lupu, Nikolai Demidenko, Mark André Hammerlin, Alfredo Perl, Katherine Stott, Fou T’song, Bernard D’Ascoli and many dozens of other famous artists. We recently loaned the specially modified Bosendorfer Imperial piano used by 11 year old Benjamin Grosvenor on which he won the keyboard section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition as well lending him a piano for his own home for over a year so he could prepare for this prestigious event.
Hurstwood Farm has been in family ownership for sixty years. The main product is cobnuts (hazelnuts). The Farm is amongst the largest and most technically advanced nut production unit in Europe. Sainsbury Supermarkets who take much of the produce have partnered us for many years in developing the UK nut market. It is their high standards of hygiene, quality and building standards that has as a by product enabled us to adapt our packhouse as a 200 seat concert hall when it is not in seasonal farm use. The recital hall is one of the first in the Country to install closed circuit television to enable the whole audience to see a close up of the piano keyboard. Two of the three house pianos are fitted with an upgraded version of the Stahnke computer reproducing/recording equipment. The Farm now possesses a unique archive of around a hundred top artists who have allowed us to retain their performance for private use. Recent developments have enabled us to extend the capability of these pianos to reproduce “live” performances recreated from archive audio recordings, including piano concertos with the computer piano accompanied by an orchestral recording or a live orchestra.
We are located in open country about 1 ½ miles from Borough Green. In Kent. Trains from London leave Victoria at half hourly intervals throughout most of the day. (Hourly on Sundays and late at night).
Train time enquiries: 08457 48 49 50.
Borough Green Taxis operate a good service at the station. Phone (01732) 882020
Sunday services to Borough Green may be unreliable. On Sundays, we recommend you use Sevenoaks Station, which is about 6 miles from the Farm. Trains to Sevenoaks leave Charing Cross at frequent intervals. Bee line operate a good taxi service at Sevenoaks. Phone (01732) 456214
There is no convenient bus service in the Crouch area.
We can usually arrange to meet visitors who travel by train.
Piano Warehouse - Hemingfield
9 Lundhill Farm Mews