Piano museum springs back to life

Piano museum springs back to life


norman lebrecht

March 20, 2018

When the last owners of Finchcocks retired two years ago, it was assumed that one of the world’s great piano collections would be dispersed.

Not so.

The new owners have fallen in love with the music.

Here’s what’s happening:
In 2016, Finchcocks was bought by Neil and Harriet Nichols, with the intention of using it both as a family home and finding a way to continue the music at Finchcocks. Following the renovation of the Coach House and the Old Dairy, Finchcocks will welcome up to eight visitors at a time through a series of regular residential piano courses, aimed at all ability ranges. David Hall has been appointed Musical Director with Dr Alastair Laurence (Chairman of John Broadwood and Sons Ltd) assisting with the selection and maintenance of the instruments.

Read more here.


  • Andy Groves says:

    This is good news, the new owners deserve every support.

  • Kevin says:

    I am delighted to see this – so nice to read some good news for once. I wish them every success and prosperity.