Testimonials to Markson Pianos

What other clients have to say.......

What our customers think of our pianos and services is fundamental to our business and reputation.
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Kenton Methodist Church

"His skill has restored the beauty of the piano and along with the restoration of the inside by Markson"s we are now delighted and proud of the "new instrument". "

John Rogers - Property Secretary

English Heritage - Eltham Palace

We were delighted with the service Markson Pianos provided for us recently at Eltham Palace. Our Bechstein grand piano had been unplayable for a number of months and we’d had various indications that it would be an extremely complex and expensive repair. Working from photographs and a brief description, Markson were able to diagnose the likely problem by phone and give us an indicative cost for repair. They then came to site, carried out the repair quickly and efficiently and were also available to provide a tuner to help us prepare for a large event a few days later. Highly recommended!

Tutku - Private Client

Repair - I wanted to write this email to let you know that I was extremely happy with the service your technician provided on 18th of February. He was very polite and fixed the pedal in just a few minutes. Thank you once again for the great service

Sartoria Bar Ristorante

"We hired one of Markson‘s pianos for New Year‘s Eve in our Mayfair restaurant, and the service we received from the initial enquiry through to delivery and collection of the piano afterwards was top class. I would have absolutely no hesitation in using Markson Pianos again. Many thanks ...... Owen Farr

Cheryl & Alec Wedding

I thought you'll like to know that the piano looked & sounded fantastic. The pianist said it was one of the nicest that he had ever played.
Can't do better than that!

International Opera awards

A very big thank you to you all for helping make The International Opera awards 2016 our best yet.

Thank you from Sarah Hyman Sarah Noble and myself and the entire team.

Opal Choir Harry Hyman - Founder

Battersea Piano Festival - Liz Giannopoulos

‘Thank you for supplying the performance piano for the recent Battersea Piano Festival.
The piano was delivered and constructed promptly and the tuner was very efficient. Everyone involved was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Many of the performers commented on the high quality of the instrument and it contributed significantly to the success of our event. I'm very much looking forward to working with you again‘

Liz Giannopoulos, Festival Director, Battersea Piano Festival

Craig Armstrong (Composer)

I was very happy with the excellent service from Markson Pianos.

The Yamaha piano was beautiful and I arrived at the recording session with it perfectly tuned and maintained throughout the day.
BAFTA and Novella Award winning composer : Craig Armstrong - March 2016

Private Customer - Alison

My piano teacher suggested Markson Pianos when I decided to buy a new piano, so I visited the showroom a little while ago looking for an upright piano..... they were very helpful and importantly also left me alone to wander around and play all the pianos for as long as I liked.
Whilst there, not surprisingly I fell in love with the sound and feel of the Bechstein and Hoffman. Also I really liked the grand pianos opposed to the uprights because you can look over the top. So I decided to wait and buy what I really wanted - a Hoffman baby grand. I recently sold my house and the first item I wanted to arrive was my new piano. I rang Markson and was given a very competitive price and they must have moved heaven and earth to get it to me in a WEEK from Germany. It arrived exactly on time, with no hassle and I am absolutely delighted.
Working with Markson Pianos was a delight from the beginning to the end, they are a very friendly and competent Company - quite rare these days! I cannot believe they managed to organise it so quickly. I love it.
I would thoroughly recommend Markson Pianos.
- Alison Richardson (2014)

Piano Removal - Maggie

I just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant organising of the collection of my piano and the bank payment. It all went smoothly and painlessly; I wish some other organisations I‘ve been dealing with while I&lsquove been selling my flat could deal with things as efficiently!
well done to everyone -especially your strong men!


Keane - 12 Bar

Thanks Karen for your very smooth and friendly service! Made all the difference! Shoot went very well and Keane did an acoustic version of their song... ace.
Best wishes,

Fitzwilliam College - Cambridge University

Thanks to Marksons for their excellent refurbishment work on our grand pianos, and the very impressive as-new rebuild of the Bechstein grand which has been such an asset in our chapel this year.

Francis Knights (Director of Music, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge)

Middlesex University

Here are some words on our buying experience

We bought a fleet of pianos from Marksons to upgrade several of the university stock. This included two grands and several uprights. The service we received from Marksons was exceptional, both in selecting the pianos and also the installation and aftercare.
We found Marksons to be very helpful and prompt in responding to enquiries. The pianos themselves were of a very high standard and our staff and students are very happy with the new purchases.

David Clements - Senior Technician, Music Dept, Middlesex Uni

Hampton Court Palace

choral-foundation “how delighted we are to have the Yamaha U1 in the Chapel Royal Hampton Court Place. It has been a great addition to the musical repertoire in the Chapel providing the opportunity for choristers, music staff and visiting instrumentalists to give Sunday lunchtime music recitals that regularly attract audiences of over 100 people.

The team at Markson have provided expert advice and assistance throughout the whole process of choosing and taking delivery of the instrument and I have been first to recommend them as a supplier for other prestigious events at Hampton Court Palace” Michele Price Manager The Choral Foundation The Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace

Max Perryment - Union Chapel

"Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone at Marksons for an easy transaction with the piano you supplied for my gig at Union Chapel. It was great to get an upgrade as well- the piano was really amazing to play on.
I'll be in for a practice again soon- I'm going to give my fingers a little rest too though!"

St. Johns Church, Hampstead

The Petrof has fitted perfectly, and sounds excellent in our newly restored building"

Doug Mavay, Church Administrator and Music Director, St Johns, Hampstead.

James Blunt

"Markson Pianos have always been the suppliers of pianos for my touring work and came up with a model which exactly suited our needs from the beginning.
Once they even shipped a piano to Australia (at very short notice) when we got let down over there.
They (Marksons) are friendly, knowledgeable, and professional"
-James Blunt

Brian Smith - Private Client

Steinberg Baby Grand - I was delighted to have the piano back on Wednesday and it looks very good, with the colour being exactly as I had hoped. The work on the keys and the hammers has been successful, so you have a very satisfied customer and I send you and yor staff my thanks for teh excellent work

Union Chapel

"The Piano company of first choice, always friendly, reliable and adaptable to requirements of the venue."

We just wanted to let you know the exciting news that Union Chapel has topped the Time Out London readers' poll for the Best Live Music Venue in London this year. Thank you for you support and work at Union Chapel, we really appreciate everyone's efforts which make for such a special place. Long may it continue!

Steven Benniston

" I just wanted to write to you and say how very impressed I 've been with the service that I have received from you all. I have spent a lot of time calling up different companies regarding ordering a piano. Whilst not much in terms of piano costs, the £1,300 I spent is for me a huge amount of money and therefore I want to make sure that I'm ordering with people who care about my business.
I had many questions regarding the delivery of my item and other stores were unwilling to entertain any of my enquiries- it was always a like it or lump it approach. Markson however went all out to assist me and to answer all my questions. I'm so very gratefull for that service and will recommend you to anyone I know who is looking to buy a piano. Thanks so much!" - Steve Benniston, Feb 2010

Peter Duckworth

"I would like to praise you for the excellent service received, both from yourself and your technician who is awesome !" Peter Duckworth

Musica Nova Productions Ltd.

Markson Pianos have been our partners since 2002 providing their pianos for our music concerts and educational projects as well as impartial advice on concert venues. For over seven years we have been happily using the services of Markson Pianos on a regular basis and we are very impressed with their high professionalism and the exceptional quality of the instruments they offer. - Musica Nova Productions Ltd.

Leon Bosch and Sung-Suk Kang

"Marksons have provided us with an excellent Yamaha grand for all our CD recordings to date and we are always delighted to benefit from their exceptional professionalism and consumate expertise. We have absolutely no doubt that our relationship with them will continue to be a durable and mutually rewarding one." - Leon Bosch and Sung-Suk Kang

Henley Youth Festival 2011

"Another spectacular Youth Festival and a fantastic piano for our young musicians. Thank you for your support and back up, your crew were once again on time, efficient, and charming to work with. The tuner too turned up when he said he would and was a very amiable soul" - Helen Herridge : Henley Youth Festival 2011

SAVOY, London

" Marksons hit the perfect note everytime." - SAVOY, London

The Royal National Theatre

"The Royal National Theatre has had a working partnership with Markson Pianos for the last 20 years.
We have found them to be a very professional, accomodating, and friendly company who never let us down."
-The Royal National Theatre
Royal National Theatre

Royal Albert Hall

" I am delighted that this wonderful piano will be enjoyed at the Hall and welcome the partnership with Markson Pianos
who have a sterling reputation for quality and excellence".  Lucy Noble, Head of Programming at the Royal Albert Hall

Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund

"Once again, everyone at the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund would like to thank you for your support" - Peter Elliott ; Charity Director

Design Museum

"Many thanks for yet another example of great service. The event went really well, all the better for having a great piano to accompany our performers - Micheal Czerwinski at the Design Museum." - The Design Museum

David Cunningham - A Lot of Pianos.......

“There are a lot of pianos in Markson Pianos, more than 40. All sorts ranging from luxurious grand pianos to basic domestic uprights.

Seven composers and artists have each composed a work for multiple pianos to be performed by a large ensemble of pianists in the piano shop over the course of the evening of 4th November, a unique opportunity to explore the possibilities of a large number of pianos.

A musical vocabulary based around multiples of the same instrument is unusual, especially in the case of the piano, an instrument which is central within the Western classical music tradition. This event explores both within and without that tradition, connecting with other experiences - systems theory, group rhythmic structures (such as the musics of Ghana and Indonesia), indeterminacy, bellringing - music that has a different history of organisation, structure and experiment. A musical hybrid, something that wouldn't normally happen.

The number of pianos and players means that there is physically very little space left in the shop for much of an audience so the event has been recorded for eventual broadcast on Resonance FM and will be available as a download.

David Cunningham

Special thanks to Stephanie Romig who organised this event as part of the centenary of Markson Pianos, to Simon Markson, Jean-Raphael Dedieu, Alberto Sanchez Nué, Peter Scott and the video crew and in particular all the pianists and composers who contributed significant time and effort to this project.

A Lot of Pianos

Brett Anderson - Lead vocalist with Suede

"I bought a beautiful piano from Marksons. The expert staff were a pleasure to deal with, and really cared about their instruments"-Brett Anderson

Bush Theatre - Shepherds Bush W12

On behalf of everyone at the Bush Theatre I would like to thank you for continuing to support the Bush Theatre by loaning us the beautiful piano.
As we embark on our future plans, your support is crucial, so thank you!We're so grateful for your support and hope that you will enjoy your involvement with the Bush over the coming year (2012)"Lucy Howe - The Bush Theatre"

Opal Choir

"Thank you for helping the Opal Project and making the RAH an amazing night for all the children to remember." -Opal Choir
Opal Choir

Jools Holland

"Markson Pianos have been supplying me with pianos for many years and I think they are marvellous!" - Jools Holland

Arsenne Wenger - Arsenal FC Manager

"Markson Pianos have been wonderfully professional. Very helpful with advice with a wide range of pianos and a great knowledge of the instrument. Excellent service throughout." - Arsene Wenger (Arsenal F.C)
Arsene Wenger

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