So, it has been a year since I purchased and received my new Toyama grand piano. So how is it doing 1 year on? In a word, brilliant!
Now, this piano is a work horse! I teach about 40 hours a week, plus being a professional accompanist I am constantly having rehearsals with various soloists, I also frequently record accompaniment tracks for soloists who require something to rehearse with, plus my constant playing in my (scarce) free time. And to my delight the piano is performing as good as it did in the showroom the day I bought it. The action is not showing any signs of needing a regulation any time soon, and I have had it tuned twice in the period of owning it and it holds it’s tuning very well! (Especially given our really hot summers and freezing winter… which we are currently in!) I also have colleagues and friends who frequently come over and practice on it (I even have one friend who said she likes it better than her relatively new Petrof grand!)
Something that my colleagues and friends also found impressive is its huge sound given it is only a 4’11 piano. (I know this sounds silly, but after sitting at it for a while and playing, you forget that it is only 4’11, until you stand up and look at it. :P )
If it came to it, would I buy another one? Yes! I would! Back when I purchased I originally had planned to get a Yamaha or Kawai… Neither fitted my criteria and I searched for what seemed like forever until I came across the Toyama.
If you have an questions about the piano, ask away! Happy to answer
PS: I looked into it more, and I have found that the Toyama and Brodmann pianos are identical pianos. So! For all you Australians or anyone else living somewhere in the world where Brodmann pianos are not available but wish to try one, get your hands on a Toyama!