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''When a Fortepiano shows its first sounds after hundreds of hours

of restoration, it feels like a historic moment''

Welcome to Houtgraaf Fortepiano.


I would like to take you to the 18th and 19th century. A time when music was only heard live in the concert hall or in the living room. Music that was composed by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms on other instruments than the modern piano with its different sound. Recordings were still unimaginable. The special sound of this period can no longer be heard…..


My ambition is to restore instruments historically correct with thorough research down to the smallest detail.


In this way I try to make the sounds of that time sound in the present!


Bart Houtgraaf