Piano/Concert Technician Dietmar Assimis-Kohls
Former Concert Technician at Steinway’s UK
About Dietmar Assimis-Kohls, Piano Technician
Dietmar was born in 1967 in northern Germany, close to the Danish boarder.
After three and a half years as an apprentice technician at piano manufacturer C. Sauter in southern Germany, he worked in several piano stores in Germany, Denmark and Switzerland to obtain the qualifications necessary to restore pianos.
In April 1997, he moved permanently to London as a piano technician at Steinway & Sons, London, United Kingdom.
There he was trained to become a concert technician and has participated in a two-week seminar at the Steinway Academy in Hamburg on the subject of the preparation of concert grand pianos.
He enjoyed the ten years he spent with Steinway, and during this period he has restored, repaired and maintained many concert pianos in the UK and abroad (including South Africa, Turkey and Oman).
He also had the opportunity to tune and regulate pianos for famous artists during their concerts and recording sessions.
In 2006, he started out on his own and works regularly for important musical institutions, as well as private clients, both nationally and internationally.
(David Goode Head of Keyboard, Eton College)
(Excerpt from Cristina Ortiz's 'My Journal', June 2004)