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Peter Tkach

Harpsichord Maker



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A Letter from Dr. Jeffrey Wasson, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Music, Barat College. (Note Letter is 1011x1320, 28KB GIF)

"A thousand thanks for the painstaking and expert craftsmanship you both gave to my instrument..." Daniel Hannemann, Lincolnton, NC

"Our harpsichord (Blanchet copy) sounds better every year. . . Apart from tuning, the instrument has remained virtually maintenance-free . . . Quite simply, our soundboard is the most beautiful one we've seen. Andrea Tkach's work is superb. "
-Gary and Mary Miller, Cape Girardeau, MO

"[My] instrument has been remarkably stable and trouble-free . . . Peter Tkach remains interested in his instruments even after they're sold. When he delivered mine, he gave me a good grounding in basic harpsichord maintenancetuning, replacing and voicing plectra, adjusting jacks, etc."
-Dr. William F. Long, St. Charles, MO

"The instrument has given us wonderful years of music making . . . due to your skills as a craftsman "
-Dr. John S. Shows, Chair, Dept. of Music, Evangel College, Springfield, MO

"The Tkach harpsichord (Taskin double) at Southeast Missouri State University has proven to be outstanding in every way . . . It has had to be regulated only once in many years of almost constant playing. "
Dr. Gary Miller, Department of Music, Southeast Missouri State University

"It is rare to find craftsmen like yourself in this day and age."
Lamar Hunt, Jr., Dallas, TX

"I highly compliment your excellent work in building the harpsichord. . . Culver-Stockton should be proud of having such a fine instrument."
-Eiji Hashimoto, College-Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati

"My students and I are delighted with the elegant two-manual harpsichord you made for our studio . . . Andrea's painting of the soundboard resembles a museum masterpiece. "
-Marlita Weiss, Marlita Weiss Piano Studio, St. Louis

"Tkach's instrument sounds as full as it needs to in thickly textured passages of twentieth-century music, and it sounds exquisitely delicate when used for the more thinly scored music of earlier periods."
-James Wierzbicki, review of lgor Kipnis' recital Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO

"Let me say again how pleased we are with the instrument. It has been used several times this spring and everyone loves it. Please tell your wife how pleased we are also with her paintings."
-- Dr. Jo Ann Domb, Chair, Music Dept., University of Indianapolis.

© Peter Tkach
Tuesday, May 12, 1998