belongs to an elite circle of piano design experts whose worldwide numbers can be counted on one hand.
and those few others have developed their skills through hands-on experience in piano rebuilding, manufacturing, concert tuning services, and research and development processes that explore the technical and acoustic issues of piano design.
has done it all and the result is a rare combination of talents.
understands music as applied to pianos and has also mastered the technical expertise that makes him so sought-after as a piano designer.
Lothar has spent more than 30 years as both a teacher and consultant for 20 different major piano brands.
He is a member and has served as director of both the German Piano Manufacturers' Association and the European Piano Technical School in Ludwigsburg, Germany and was a member of the German Piano Industry Research Project in Ludwigsburg in 1968.
Master of "Quality European Sound.
In 2007, Pearl River chose Lothar
to supervise the re-engineering of the company's Ritmüller brand and the design & re-scaling of specific Pearl River models.
mastery in creating what the industry regards as "Quality European Sound" has brought an exciting new dimension to the world's best selling pianos.