As an international association DKI offers a varity of different services.
Expertise and visions are exchanged in the Master Circles organised by DKI. The aim is to further develop the traditional piano manufacture.
DKI provides training material that is used to broaden the knowledge of Piano technicians all around the world.
The German Piano Building Institute organizes cultural events such as concerts, musical competitions and young talents all around the world.
We help develop new quality standards and bring experts in the Piano industry together.
DKI promotes value-based international Piano businesses. We support Piano businesses with experience, knowledge and a network of experts.
Traditional German Piano Building sets high quality standards. We advise businesses, technicians and musicians on how they can achieve these standards.
The DKI is the German Institute for Piano Building. Established by Christoph Schulz and Frederik Steffes, former host of the Master Circles, it builds the foundation for professional exchange to create the best pianos.
Looking back to the “Golden 20’s”, where the craft of Piano Building had its peak, DKI leads the industry by providing traditional knowledge, internationally accessible.
The German Institute for Piano Building (DKI) provides a platform for Research and Development, teaching and training in Piano Building.
The regular organization of our Master Circles ensures a continuous development of Piano Building. Both values and processes of traditional craftsmanship are combined with modern engineering.
Expertise is created through cooperation with internationally recognized experts. In the spirit of curiosity, this is exchanged, supplemented and expanded in the Master Circles.