About Rick Baldassin  
Rick Baldassin achieved prominence early in his career as Chief Concert Piano Technician for the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Piano Technician for the University of Utah, and Tuning Editor for the Piano Technicians Journal. In 1991, he was awarded the prestigious "Member of Note" award for outstanding service to the piano industry by the Piano Technician's Guild.  

Rick is considered one of the foremost authorities on piano action geometry, and hammer construction and voicing. He has developed one of the finest piano restoration facilities in the United States, in addition to building a very successful retail piano business featuring the world's finest pianos. In his capacity as Senior Technical Consultant to Renner USA, he has conducted technical seminars all over the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Most recently, he was named Director of Technical Services for the world renowned Fazioli piano.

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Education & Training:
  • Bachelor of Music Performance on Double Bass, Brigham Young University
  • Piano Technology Degree, Brigham Young University
  • Steinway Concert Technician Training
  • Steinway Factory Training Program
  • Baldwin Technician Training
  • Yamaha Concert & Artist Training Program
  • Fazioli Concert Technician Training
  • Over 100 Piano Technicians Guild Conventions & Seminars
  • Consultant to Manufacturers:

  • Fazioli Technical Support Director for North America
  • Technical Consultant to Falcone Piano Co.
  • Technical Consultant to Mason & Hamlin
  • Teaching and Technical Consoultant to Renner Co.
  • Developed Modifications and Tuning Systems for the Sight-O-Tuner
  • Authored "Voicing the Renner Hammer"
  • Developed Replacement Parts Kit for Renner USA
  • Consultant and Trainer for Pramberger Pianos
  • Cunsultant for Schimmel Pianos
  • Industry Awards:

  • PTG Hall of Fame
  • PTG Presidential Citation
  • PTG Presidential Recognition Award
  • Golden Hammer Award
  • Artist Tuned For:

  • Utah Symphony
  • Univeristy of Utah
  • Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition