About George KolasisGeorge Kolasis has come to be known as one of the most talented piano technicians in Canada. With an extensive piano building background with the famed Bösendorfer company of Austria, and with countless endorsements and recommendations from many of today's top performers, Mr. Kolasis has come to embody the perfect balance: immense technical knowledge and execution and artistic intuition.
Over the last 16 years, his consulting work has spanned the globe; from dealership work throughout Ontario, Quebec, the United States and Trinidad, to competition work in Europe, to studio and movie work throughout North America. He has built up one of the most impressive and comprehensive resumes in the piano technician's world, and is happy to be currently servicing his customer base in Southern Ontario.
The World's Best PianosWhat is the world's best piano?
The old saying goes, if I only had a nickel...
So many people ask me this question, to which I always respond the same way; there is really no such thing. I have tuned and adjusted German (Hamburg) Steinways that, with the right player, have seemed to possess supernatural powers allowing the listener to be transported into higher and more sublime realms. Conversely, I have worked on other Steinways, some less than a few years old, that I was completely disappointed with and would definitely not have recommended if I was consulted prior to the purchase. I have spent thousands of hours completing final factory preparations on hundreds of Bösendorfers that end up on a dealer's floor somewhere in the world then on to an end user. Each one was unique. Each one was an individual. Some were great; others were extremely good, but always good. I have worked on Faziolis, Shigeru Kawais, Baldwins, Mason & Hamlin's, Sauters, Seilers, Schimmels, Bechsteins, Grotrians, Heintzmans, countless Yamahas and Kawais, Korean pianos, and the latest and greatest flavour of the month from China. It might not be that far off to say, you name it, I've probably worked on it.
For this section, I will only focus on which pianos that can be purchased new and have what I believe the potential to be "the best". I define "best" as a piano that would allow a pianist who has dedicated their entire life to mastering the art of playing the piano...