Workshop

The workshop is now located in the small hill town of Castelmuzio in southern Tuscany.

Originally, it opened its doors
23 years ago in the Swiss Alps (Chateau d’Oex-Gstaad) where the shop gained its first international recognition by 1985. The workshop became known for producing its distinctive sound, in part, because of the novel use of 17th and 18th C. aged wood for the soundboards.

As the demand for our instruments for concerts and recordings abroad increased, particularly in the Netherlands, the shop moved to Amsterdam in 1990 where it remained for the next 12 years. During these years more than 140 harpsichords and clavichords were produced and sent worldwide. They can be found throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Far East, U.S.A., and South America with many of today’s professional players and renowned musical institutions.



 



 
They also have the distinction of being chosen as their performance harpsichord by more finalists in the Brugge International Harpsichord Competition than any other maker in the last twenty years.

After a two year sabbatical from making instruments and the restoration of a fine old Tuscan property, the doors of the Kennedy workshop are once again open to the public.

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