Dale Munschy

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Builder & Restorer of Historical Stringed Keyboard Instruments
Location Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction After a 20+ years career as a professional pianist/musician, with a secondary, 30 years career tuning and restoring pianos, I have focused my interests and efforts in the building and restoration of historical stringed keyboard instruments, an extremely rewarding, sometimes challenging endeavor. To date, I have designed and built three harpsichords, specifically, a Flemish Double, a transposing Flemish Single, and a double transposing French Single. I have done countless restorations of harpsichords, virginals, clavichords, and fortepianos by builders including Dowd, Herz, Sutherland, Challis, Dolmetsch, Russell, Pleyel, and Belt. I have recently completed the restorations of a Stodart Compensator Grand Fortepiano, makers no.7388, circa 1827/28, and an 1806 Broadwood grand fortepiano, makers number 3448. I have restored instruments for Harvard University, The Curtis Institute of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Clark University, and have an extensive client list of prominent harpsichordists and fortepianists.