Author Andre OorebeekAbout the Author

André Oorebeek was born in the Hague, Netherlands in 1949. He ran away from all schools except those teaching him about piano technology.

In the factories of Bösendorfer, Yamaha, Steinway (Hamburg) and Bechstein, he received additional training in concert piano work and especially in voicing. He is past president of the Dutch Association of Piano Technicians (VvPN). André is a high-end concert technician, working at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Utrecht Conservatory and numerous other venues.

Much in demand as a teacher and presenter, he has given seminars across Europe, from northern Scandinavia to southern France. He is also a piano innovator, well known for helping develop the Crescendo Front Rail Punchings.