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Arlan Harris RPT,MPT
Piano Tuner, Technician, Restorer, Consultant, Broker
 
Serving the worlds finest pianists, concert halls, recording studios, and other major venues.

PROUD MEMBER OF PIANO TECHNICIANS GUILD AND MASTER PIANO TECHNICIANS OF AMERICA

Arlan Harris is exclusive representative for the world renown and 17 Grammy winner Max Wilcox. For classical audio production and cd consultation, masterclasses, and conducting, contact Arlan at 212-388-2707.


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A Leader in the Field of Concert Services and Piano Consulting

Arlan Harris brings over 3 decades of expertise to his work with many top performers, festivals and concert venues.

Arlan Harris offers restored concert-grade pianos from the 19th,20th, and 21st century as well as pianos for clients on a budget.

Piano Technician's Guild of America - Master Craftsman #8786 (New York Chapter 101.) Past President of Chapter. Master Piano Technicians of America - “Master in Piano Technology and Engineering”

Pianists Served:

Herbie Hancock, Vladimir Feltsman, Eugene List, Gary Grafman, William Wolfram, James Levine, Emanuel Axe, Alicia De Larrocha, Ray Charles, Lyle Mays, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo,Frank Sinatra, Angela Hewitt, Evgeny Kissin , Gerhardt Oppitz, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Arnaldo Cohen, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Gato Barbieri, George Duke, Diane Reeves, Dave Brubeck, Richard Kleiderman, Nelson Ayres, Nelson Freire, Federico Osorio, Gilberto Tinetti, AMG Management, Louis Lortie, Merideth Monk, Adam Neiman, Lang Lang, Simone Dinnerstein, Jeremy Denk, Simon Mulligan, David Benoit, Chris Botti, Jeremy Lowenthal, Fred Hersh, Rebecca Oswald and others.

Meet Arlan Harris

In striving for perfection, beauty, art and craftsmanship, Arlan found his niche as a piano restorer and concert piano technician. A career which spans 3 decades, Arlan has worked with some of the worlds finest pianists, concert halls, recording studios, and other major venues.

After working in the Famous Steinway Hall Basement in the 80’s, where many of the worlds most demanding artists arrived almost on a daily basis, and working as an action specialist as well as tuner/technician, Arlan honed his skills learning from his superiors, colleagues, and top level pianists.

After working for 5 years in the Steinway Hall basement, Arlan worked as an independent contractor for Steinway & Sons as a liason, concert technician, and troubleshooter for Latin and South America. This job enabled Arlan to bring his skills and talents to a broader range of people, working with all the major performing venues, traveling with symphonies and artists, assisting with public relations and sales for the various Steinway dealers in the various countries.




Arlan also began a training program for the local technicians, enabling them to follow through with regular maintenance and brought Dampp-Chaser Humidity Control Systems for pianos to Latin and South America.

The installation of Dampp-Chaser Humidity Control Systems were a key component in maintaining the pianos Arlan and his team had prepared so meticulously and carefully. Without controlling and maintaining a constant humidity level, pianos are subjected to huge swings and pressures which affects the integrity of the wood, sensitive action parts, and various components in the piano.

After traveling for 12 years throughout Latin and South America and maintaining his steady clientel in New York twice a year, Arlan moved back to New York to work as the Director of Technical Services for America’s largest independent piano restoration facility, Faust Harrison Pianos. It was in this factory environment Arlan began to experiment and change specifications that were delivered to him. He found by changing geometry and other minute changes within the design and action framework, pianists were commenting the pianos were easier to play, they felt less tired, and commented on the swiftness and responsiveness the actions had. Experiments were made with the tone of the pianos and the various techniques involved. Arlan began to develop a broad range of approaches and found he can adapt to almost any kind of situation or requirement the piano or client demanded. He was happy in his laboratory.





After six years at the factory, Arlan accepted a position for the famed Klavierhaus in New York City. Arlan worked as new Director of Technical Services as well Director of Concert and Artist division of the company. Arlan Harris had once again found himself as part of a team of world class restorers and technicians.

Arlan is currently working as an independent contractor and is President of Arlan Harris Pianos and Services and Arlan Harris Productions.

Arlan offers fine pianos of his Personal Collection in his Piano Salon, which hosts Soiree's, seminars, masterclasses and recitals during the year.


Institutions
Concert Halls and Performance Venues
Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, EMPAC, Kean University, Adelphi University
Fordham University, CUNY, Lehman, Queens College, Pace University, Carnival Center, NYC Board of Education, The Shubert Organization, The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, The Village Gate, Weill Recital Hall, Town Hall, Foley Theater, Kennedy Center, Columbia University, American Academy of Arts and Science, Teatro Colon, WNYC and more.
 
Arlan Harris at Carnegie Hall and NYC PTG Piano Donation Program- NYC Public Schools Donation























References
 
Ron Losby President: Steinway and Sons
Eric Johnson US Operations Manager Bosendorfer New York
Dan Miceli General  Manager: Steinway Hall, New York
Gene Inman Vice President (Retired) Steinway & Sons
Robert Preim  Former N.E. Rep. Baldwin   Pianos, now with Bechstein Pianos
Masaru Tsumita Chief Piano Technician, The Julliard School, New York City
Mark Weinert Head Technician, Manhattan School of Music
Sara & Irving Faust  Faust-Harrison Pianos Inc.,NYC and Dobbs Ferry, NY
David Chesky & Bob Katz Chesky Records, New York City
Arlo Deibler Concert/Artist Div. of Steinway-Chicago
Javier Sañudo (retired) General Manager
Sala Chopin, Steinway of Mexico
 Sujatri and Gabor Reisinger -Klavierhaus,NY
 Sergio De Simone Gluck Pianos- Sao Paulo, Brazil
Artists
Herbie Hancock, Vladimir Feltsman, Eugene List, Gary Grafman, William Wolfram, James Levine, Emanuel Axe, Alicia De Larrocha, Ray Charles, Lyle Mays, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo,Frank Sinatra, Angela Hewitt, Evgeny Kissin , Gerhardt Oppitz, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Arnaldo Cohen, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Gato Barbieri, George Duke, Diane Reeves, Dave Brubeck, Nelson Ayres, Nelson Freire, Federico Osorio, Gilberto Tinetti, AMG Management, Louis Lortie, Merideth Monk, Adam Neiman, Lang Lang, Simone Dinnerstein, Jeremy Denk, Simon Mulligan, David Benoit, Chris Botti, Jeremy Lowenthal, Rebecca Oswald and others.
 
Recording Engineers
Jon Fausty, Andy de Ganahl, Bob Katz, Bill Ande, Jim Durbin, Jose Gallegos, Peter McGrath,Max Wilcox,Ryan Streber, Silos Brown, David Merrill, Joseph Patrych.
 
 Producers
Thomas Frost, Johnathan Wearn, Angel Records, Max Wilcox, Mark Marganelli, Chesky Records, Suzan Napodano Delgiorno- E1 Entertainment (Formerly Koch International Classics), Silos Brown, Ryan Streber, Oktavenaudio, Joseph Patrych, Julie Sherman, James Farber, Larry Kraman - Newport Classics, Adam Abeshouse.
 
Arlan Harris is a fixture at major
concert venues worldwide, including Lincoln Center in New York City.


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