Paul Tunzi has over 40 years of professional experience in consultancy, sourcing and selection of the suitable acoustic keyboard instrument for the needs of repertoire and acoustic requirements. He is passionate about the educative experience through personal and group forums to provide the student with the understanding of the instrument they chose to perform on.
As a concert acoustic keyboard technician-artisan he has focused on providing a well-prepared instrument that allows the performer and the listening audience the best musical experience possible.
By providing community musical performance initiatives he hopes to encourage the next generation of artists to be inspired and equipped to fulfill their musical ambitions. He iscurrently a PhD candidate researching the restorative conservation of the ‘First Fleet’ piano. The outcome of this research is aimed at developing methods of ‘saving our endangered skills’. Paul Tunzi’s extensive qualifications include Master/apprenticeship, Snadens Pianos, Perth, 1977-1987 Grand Piano Master certificate, Yamaha Technical Academy, Hamamatsu Japan 2001 Grand Piano Concert Preparation, Fazioli, Sacile Italy, 2007 Grand Piano Diploma, Kawai, Ryuyo Japan 2008 Curriculum & Accreditation AQF level 4, Tuner and Technician Australian Registered Piano Tuner.
He has undertaken additional training/experience in the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria.
He is Piano technician-artisan for the Western Australian Opera Piano, technician-artisan for Crank recordings Piano technician-artisan for the Government House and Ballroom Piano technician-artisan to the Australian Music Examinations Board, WA Keyboard instrument technician-artisan to the Perth International Arts Festival Keyboard, and much more.
Community involvements include events to introduce historical keyboard instruments to new audiences. The ‘Keys in the City’ event received support from Kawai Australia and Yamaha Australia and enable Paul to present the two gifted pianos to selected primary schools. Challenged by COVID-19, he facilitated a ‘Grand-drive-by’ initiative where a retired concert piano was driven on a trailer to various outdoor locations, included piano students playing at retirement villages, parks, pop-up street performances and the grounds of WA Government House.
Paul has prepared instruments for international musicians, Geoffrey Lancaster, Geoffrey Tozer and jazz legends Joe Chindamo, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, as wellas band performances by Ray Charles, Phil Collins, Hothouse Flowers, Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack, Simple Minds and Tina Turner.
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