Instrument Hire

I have two harpsichords and a clavichord which are available for hire. Long term rates are negotiable, but I give here the rates for a period of 1-7 days. If I am required to stay for the duration of a day of rehearsals and the concert supplementary charges will apply.

Single manual instrument GG – e”’ transposable A = 415 and 440 top E not at available at A=440 pitch (i.e top note is D#). Made by Klinkhamer of Amsterdam. Rate is $800 for initial transportation, tuning and use for 1-3 days. $90 per day thereafter up to 7 days. The Melbourne Royal Philharmonic Choir uses this instrument regularly in the Melbourne Town Hall for their performances of the Messiah. Rates negotiable after this period.

Double manual Ruckers copy executed by Jean-Michel Chablot (Switzerland) with an original painting executed by Elizabetta Lanzoni GG -e”’ transposable A= 392, A = 415, A = 440 (full range in all positions); 8′ 8′ 4′ and buff stop.
Initial Hire for one day – $1600 and $250 per day thereafter. Long term hire is not an option for this instrument.

Conditions of hire:

The instrument may not be moved from the venue it is delivered to.
Any further tuning may only be done by authorised personnel
The double manual instrument will only be released to bona fide harpsichordists
Delivery to near the Melbourne CBD and northern suburbs is included in this rate although southern suburbs can expect to pay more transportation costs.
Email me on or call on 03 5784 3884 to discuss your needs and for more information.

Electronic keyboards are available for short and long term hire. The Roland FP2 has weighted keys and touch sensitivity and smaller keyboards can be hired for as little as $5 per week.