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Denis Delcroix

  • Piano des Charentes
  • Piano restorer
  • Jonzac, France
  • Master Artisan
Denis Delcroix Piano restorer
French, English
By appointment only
+33 546861456
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Making ancient strings vibrate again

  • • Denis is a cabinetmaker with a musical background
  • • He is one of only five people who restore ancient pianos in France
  • • With his craft he safeguards French musical heritage

Restoring heritage pianos is a craft that involves other crafts such as engraving, mechanics, woodworking – being a musician even. Very few people practise this craft today and Denis Delcroix is one of only five piano restorers in France. As a boy he worked with his father in the family's antique cabinetmaking workshop, and then studied the mechanical aspects of instruments. He graduated in classical composition and harmony from the conservatory in Bordeaux. The piano is truly Denis' object. Not all pianos, however, only very ancient ones, manufactured in France between 1830 and 1930. In his workshop, he works on heritage brands that recall the French musical tradition and with his work Denis revives and safeguards these historical pieces.

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