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Corbin Sturch
Piano Technician

Corbin Sturch is a Concert Piano Technician who works with the University of Houston as Head Piano Technician and Technical Instructor and the Interlochen Center for the Arts as the Arts Festival Piano Technician. Corbin specializes in the Steinway & Sons methodology for the care and upkeep of concert grand pianos and performance instruments, and in the training of Apprentice Piano Technicians and semi-professional Piano Technicians who seek to expand their skill set. Corbin believes that it is the sole duty of the Piano Technician to make the instrument the best it can possibly be for a performer, and that the collaboration between the artist and technician allows for the perfect marriage of the performance capabilities and artistry of the piano in performance. 
Corbin has worked with several notable artists and groups as a technician including such pianists as Barry Snyder, Roman Rabinovich, Joseph Moog, Michael Coonrod, TJ Lymenstull, Jerome Lowenthal, Julie Cheek, Sarah Cahill and many others; the performers Steve Martin and Martin Short, Paula Robison, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Capitol Steps, The Mauchley Duo, Vox Luminous, Dorrance Dance, and Daniel Martin Moore; the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Oberlin Baroque Orchestra; and such festivals and series as the Interlochen Arts Festival, the International Piano Festival (Houston), IPR's "In Studio A with," and "Live From IPR's Studio A." 
Corbin is a factory trained piano technician with training from Steinway & Sons New York, and with additional training concerning manufacturing practices on instruments from Steinway & Sons Hamburg, Shigeru Kawai, Kawai, Baldwin and Yamaha. Corbin has spent hundreds of hours studying professional tuning, regulation and voicing with such master technicians as John Cavanaugh, Robert Murphy, Jessica Masse, Kent Webb, Eric Schandall, Dan Harteau, Patrick DeBeliso, Thomas Malone, Justin Holcombe and Ken Sloane; and additional training in historic instrument manufacture and tuning methods from Robert Murphy and Kathie Stewart.