upright , grand & digital pianos at 3 locations
(only 20 minutes from Brussels)
Showroom Piano Outlet - Malines industrial area
200 second-hand pianos in storehouse
For more than 30 years, Alain Van Innis, business manager at Pianos Van Innis, and his team are passionately selling, renting and repairing pianos, grand pianos and digital pianos. In our modern pianostore in Mechelen you can find all the exclusive brands like Yamaha Piano, Kawai, Seiler, Petrof, Sauter, Uebel&Lechleiter, Yamaha Clavinova and Kawai digital piano. In our workshop we also restore second-hand pianos and used grand pianos, and more specifically Steinway & Sons, Bechstein and Bösendorfer. In our outlet showroom you'll find a beautiful selection of second-hand pianos with a 10 - year guarantee.
Alain Van Innis finished his piano studies with his father Willy Van Innis at the Conservatory of Mechelen and consequently started as an apprentice with piano builder Gunther in Brussels. When however, in 1976, as last piano factory in Belgium , the shop closed down, Alain moved on to Paris to complete his training at piano Blondel and from 1978 onwards to Italy at the renown Italian piano builder factory Tallone. It is in these shops that he had the chance to perfect his technique of restoration and intonation. In 1979, after one more year of training at Yamaha Europe, he was proud to open his own shop in the town centre of Mechelen .In those years of the ‘80s he kept on working as a freelance piano tuner in the recording studio of Phonic International (the record label of the Queen Elizabeth competition), where he happened to maintain the Steinway or Bösendorfer grand for world famous pianists as Aldo Ciccolini, Robert Groslot, David Lively, Olivier Gardon, Boyan Vodenitcharov etc...Working for these grand piano masters meant an invaluable source of experience to him especially concerning the technique of piano tuning and harmonization. Meanwhile, the piano shop in Mechelen getting too small, the company found a more convenient location until, eventually, in 1995 the new piano shop was built where you can find it today . Grown to an expert on the field of piano building and maintenance, Alain Van Innis has been repeatedly appointed by the court as an expert and as a member of the national jury of retailers in Brussels , next to being asked to testify for the Consumers’ League of Testaankoop . Also his various contributions to specialised magazines about the building and maintenance of pianos have been highly appreciated by piano experts. As a piano company we also offer our service to numerous conservatories for the maintenance, restoration and tuning of their grand pianos, and as such we are praised and appreciated for being so efficient and reliable. No problem for Alain Van Innis remains unsolved. So , while Belgium lacked professionally trained piano tuners and restorers , Alain was the first to recruit them among the final graduates of the ITTEM in Le Mans. So it is no surprise that our company has grown into one of the most renowned and professional piano shops of the country, and all this because of the expertise of its manager Alain Van Innis. Today our top specialization is the restoration of grand pianos of top German brands like Steinway & Sons, Bösendorfer, Bechstein ...Apart from this we have also specialized in digital pianos of which we can offer you a wide range of choice. More lately we’ve perfected the technique of building in a silent system in as well grand as upright pianos. At last , as an answer to your growing demand of second hand pianos, we have more recently opened a new outlet piano showroom in Industry Park Mechelen North , with a wide selection of second hand upright pianos and restored grands like Steinway &Sons, Bösendorfer, Yamaha, Bechstein....., all restored up to perfection .
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