I have had the good fortune to have known Michael for more than ten years during which time he has maintained the grand pianos I have owned during that period. Michael is an incredibly gifted and knowledgeable technician. His ability to voice an instrument and address subtleties of colour and timbre as well as regulating action is exceptional. As a musician and pianist I am always impressed with the results Michael constantly achieves. The list of organizations and individuals for whom Michael provides his services is impressive and an acknowledgement of his recognized ability. The Calgary musical community is fortunate to have Michael in its ranks.
-- Keith Mullback - Customer
I would like to thank you for the amazing FAZIOLI piano that I had the opportunity to perform on with the CPO. It was the perfect instrument for the Mozart Concerto and I am so grateful to both you and Michael for making this possible.
Honens Laureate - Concert Artist & Honens winner
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 - Customer
Thank you for so generously making your new store available for my students' year-end recital at no-cost. It was very special to have the students play on your beautiful pianos. The parents enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. It was a GREAT venue. Thank you!
-- Dorothea Johanson - Piano Teacher
Thank you for sending a technician out to retrieve the bracelet from inside my piano at no charge. And a huge thank you for the Steinway piano book. You are very generous and very much appreciated.
-- Janice D. - Piano Teacher
"As a professional musician, it was critical to work with a piano shop that could appreciate my own specific needs. Michael & Geoff both exceeded my expectations in all aspects of my search for the perfect piano. Their patience, meticulous attention to detail and world class technical expertise made for a wonderful and memorable customer experience!"
-- Wayne Kelso - Composer, Performer
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
"Dear Michael, Lynn & Co. I feel priviledged to be purchasing such a fine instrument and will make a commitment to giving it a good home and filling my daughter's house with beautiful music".
-- Deborah Miles - Customer
"Thanks for allowing us to use your concert area for free. I'm really grateful for the use of your space. It allows me to run this program for adults at a more reasonable cost".
-- Anne Scott - Calgary Community String Orchestra
Thank you on behalf of ARMTA Calgary for your generous support. Your scholarship is most appreciated as it will assist young, aspiring musicians with their future studies in their chosen field of music.
-- G. Rita Thurn - ARMTA Honours Recital Convenor
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
Thank you for the free piano. Words cannot fully express how grateful I feel. I always dreamed about a real piano. I appreciate your kindness.
-- Lana T - Music Enthusiast with 3 children
I love my piano and am so happy to have music back in our home.
-- Sheila T. - Lethbridge
At the end of the day its more important what our customers have to say about us and our pianos. Below is some of the feedback we have received:
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"A great store with fine pianos!"
Michael and Nicole are among the most pleasant people I have ever worked with! When I first called him, the store was still under construction but regardless, he made an appointment for me to go in and see the pianos. The pianos he has in the store are top notch including the well known Fazioli, which I loved playing but could never afford. Anyway, he showed me a wonderful 6'-2" Palatino which is not very well known, at least for me, but I was very impressed with the sound this piano produces! The best part is, I could actually afford it! Michael was nice to take out the action and show me the materials used in the construction of it. He took the time to explain each part and why the piano is built to last. In the past, I had visited many stores and spoke to many salespersons about different pianos but I always left with a hint of doubt, just not sure if they are just trying to make a quick sale. With Michael, it was different. He has many years of technical knowledge and experience, and that helped me a lot in trusting his recommendation. In the end, I bought it and I don't regret it one bit! I found Michael to be up front, honest, open, and very knowledgeable. If buying a piano, I would recommend seeing him first, just to see what he has in the store, or at least just to go play the Fazioli!
-- Richard Wong - Customer