August 2018 – Piano Tuning for the Hornby Island Festival

Once again, I’m off to tune pianos on Hornby Island, one of the most beautiful gulf islands in B.C., just off the East coast of Vancouver Island. Hornby Island is an annual tradition for me, as I tune & repair the Bechstein concert grand piano that is used for the Hornby Island Music Festival each August.  I also tune pianos for private individuals – if you live on Hornby Island and would like to get your piano serviced, please contact me.

This year, 2018, there are two main piano performances.  For more information, please go to

Golka_0078_previewAdam Golka, Classical Piano
Thursday, Aug. 9:  8 PM
7 PM Preshow Talk (hall doors 6:30)
Community Hall
Beethoven: Piano Sonata N.7 in D major, Op.10, No.3
Michael Brown: 30 Chords for Adam; Folk Variations
Roman Rabinovich: Antiquity from Memory Box
Adam Golka: Piano Narrative No.1
Ignacy Jan Paredewski: Nocturne, Op.16, No.4; Cracovienne Fantastique, Op. 14, No 6
Frederic Chopin: Fantasy in F mino/A flat Major, Op. 49;  Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30, No 4; Scherzo #2 in B-flat minor/D-flat Major, Op.31
Polish-American pianist Adam Golka was recently selected by Sir András Schiff to perform recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Tonhalle Zürich, as well as in Berlin and New York. Adam has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of sixteen, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association. With his extensive concerto repertoire, Golka has appeared as a soloist with dozens of orchestras, among those the BBC Scottish, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Diego, Fort Worth, Vancouver and Seattle symphonies, among others. Adam made his Carnegie Hall Debut in 2010.

Paul-Williamson-Photo_previewPaul Williamson, Classical Piano
Friday, Aug. 10 1 pm – Doors at 12:30
Community Hall
Included in CBC Music’s 2017 edition of “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30,” pianist Paul Williamson is quickly establishing himself as a versatile performer of solo and collaborative repertoire. An award winner at local, provincial, and national competitions, Paul received first place in the piano category of the 2014 Canadian National Music Festival and first place at the 2017 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association national piano competition. Paul is currently finishing his final year of studies at the University of Manitoba where he is pursuing his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. This upcoming fall, Paul will be moving to Los Angeles where he will begin graduate studies at the Colburn. Williamson was chosen to perform as an exceptional emerging Canadian classical musician.