New Zealander makes world’s largest piano

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New Zealander, Adrian Mann, has made what is believed to be the world’s largest piano, the Alexander Piano. At 6m long, it makes all the uprights and mini-grand pianos surrounding it look like babies.

The 1.2 tonne piano is about the same length as a 10 tonne truck – not something easily stored in a concert hall, let alone someone’s house.

So for now, it is on display in the Alexander Pianos Dunedin workshop.

Despite its size, the thing that makes it most extraordinary is Mr Mann built it in a neighbour’s shed in Timaru while he was still a secondary school pupil.

His fascination with piano building and tuning began at the age of 12 when he began taking piano lessons.

He quickly discovered he was more interested in learning how the instrument worked than learning to perform.

The piano has been played by many high profile New Zealand pianists, including Maurice Till and Michael Houstoun, who praised its responsive dynamics and sound quality.

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Hunter
Hunter
4 years ago

What a huge piano!!!

sam
sam
4 years ago

that is a big piano

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

That is a huge piano

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

i love to play the piano

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

It is a big big big big big big big piano

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

it is tiny

h bomb
h bomb
4 years ago

i new new zealand can make something big

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

That must of tooken awhile to build it. That’s pretty long.???

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

cant really tell if its big or not haha

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

How would anyone have piano lessons on that

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

How many keys does it have?

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