Piano routines

Information about tuning and use of school instruments.

Which instruments are tuned, and how often?

The piano tuners regularly tune these instruments:

  • The grand pianos behind the concert halls (two Steinway D and two Steinway C) are checked daily Monday through Friday
  • The grand pianos in seminar rooms are tuned every 5 weeks
  • Pianos in rooms belonging to piano teachers and accompanists are tuned every 5 weeks
  • Student grand pianos situated in 1. House, 5th floor and 2. House 6th floor are tuned every 5 weeks
  • The remaining instruments are tuned twice a year

List of pianos that are tuned every 5 weeks (Norwegian only).

Ordering tuning and service

For concerts with a need for grand piano tuning, please email konsertinfo@nmh.no no later than 14 days in advance to give the tuners time to plan. The instruments will be marked and booked for your concert.

For concerts in Lindeman hall, the new Steinway D (serial no 576950) will be tuned, if no other requests have been made. If there is a need for two instruments, the old Steinway D (serial no 539653) will be tuned as well. You will find the model mark by the keyhole under the fallboard.

For concerts in Levin hall, the new Steinway C (serial no 597316) will be tuned, if no other requests have been made. If there is a need for two instruments, the old Steinway C (serial no 576956) will be tuned as well. You will find the model mark by the keyhole under the fallboard.

The pianos are normally tuned early in the morning on the day of the event. Or on the last weekday before a weekend or holiday event.

Campus Services or an events host will, as far as possible, make sure that the right piano is at the right location.

Broken strings and other urgent matters must be reported directly to piano tuners Jan Haghus and Dag Vene.

All other communication regarding use and tuning should be directed to producer Bendik Finnerud.

Routines for instruments in concert halls

Use:

  • The grand pianos may not be used for practice, they are solely for performances and performance preparation.
  • Keys for the instruments are borrowed from the reception desk.
  • The covers must be placed on a table when the pianos are uncovered, never on the floor.
  • You may prepare Yamaha grand pianos, but not Steinways.

Moving:

  • When an instrument is not in use, it should always be covered.

Storing:

  • ​Please do not place instruments where they might block an emergency exit.
Last updated: 22. November 2017