michael
lipnicki

FINE PIANOS

Calgary’s expert in PIANO sales, tuning, conditioning, repairing and appraisals

Buy With Confidence

Drawing on his extensive background as a piano technician, the pianos Michael has selected to represent are consistently rated among the top tier of pianos available today (according to Larry Fine, Piano Buyer Guide). They are also chosen by educational institutions in the city and many music teachers. When visiting artists are given a choice, they overwhelmingly choose to perform on our concert pianos.

If your dream piano is not within reach today, our trade-up policy is designed to help you get there, one step at a time. Our used pianos come with a 5-year, trade-up guarantee and our new pianos come with a 10-year, trade-up guarantee. What does that mean? That within the trade-up period of either 5 or 10 years, you can apply 100% of the purchase price paid (excluding g.s.t.) towards a new piano of greater value. That’s off our every day value-prices, not some inflated manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

So you can buy a part of your dream piano today.

Pianos We Represent

Concerts / Recitals

Several times a year we host recitals or concerts (mostly classical) with local artists or visiting international artists. If you would like to be notified of upcoming concert/recital opportunities, please complete this form.

Due to COVID-19 our recital series is suspended until further notice.

Luca Buratto

2001 Honens Laureate

Hinrich Alpers

2009 International  Telekom Beethoven Competition Winner

Konstantin Shamray

2008 Sydney International Piano Competition Winner

Roman Rabinovich

2008 Rubinstein Competition Winner

Bergmann Duo

First prize, International Chamber Music Competition, Caltanissetta, Italy

Thomas Yu

7th Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition

Unique Recital Space

We are thrilled to offer our 85-seat recital space to piano teachers to host their student recitals, at no charge. It’s just one way we choose to support local teachers and music in our community. Pianists can select from three, concert grand pianos: C. Bechstein, Fazioli and Steinway.

Bookings are taken no more than 6-months in advance. To find out what dates are available, please call (403) 246-7517 or e-mail tune@michaellipnicki.com.

Testimonials

At the end of the day it’s more important what our customers have to say about us and our pianos. Below is some of the feedback we have received:

Michael is one of the best technicians I have worked with. He carries the best pianos in the city and more importantly, he regulates them to sound better than ever. I always enjoy going to his store to try all the wonderful pianos and have endless talks with him about the finer details of tuning and regulating pianos. Highly recommended.

Thomas Yu – Client

The Calgary Concerto Competition wishes to sincerely thank sponsors including Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos and Michael Lipnicki for personally donating piano tunings for the 2-day competition at Scarboro United Church.  As well, he donates the tuning for the winners concert  with the Calgary Civic Symphony at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

M. Everett-Faunt, President – Calgary Concerto Competition

I recently had the opportunity to record on a C. Bechstein, loaned to me courtesy of Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos. I chose the C. Bechstein because of its wonderful spectrum of colours, from a ravishing singing tone to a bold brass fanfare, from the most delicate pianissimo to the richest fortissimo. I also appreciated the precision, responsiveness and ease of its action.

Peter Jancewicz – Teacher, Composer, Performer

Thank you so much for inviting me to yet another fabulous piano recital.
Watching Roman’s fingers fly across the keys with such technical mastery left me spellbound.

Louise H. – Client

Thank you for the great work Michael did. The piano sound and feels noticeably different. He took the time to explain what he was doing and went beyond my expectations. Thank you again for being exceptional!!!

Tom N. – Client

Thank you for your wonderful generosity having Karl record our Music to My Ears webisode at your store.
Your incredible support always makes a difference for us.

Viviana D. – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra