History

40 years of musical tradition
1976

The start of a tradition

Herbert J Hinves calls it a day on his fast-paced professional trading in the City of London so that he dedicate himself to musical heritage.

1978

The adventure begins

Jonathan Hinves establishes himself as a luthier in Granada and gains international recognition just a few years later.

1991

Pianissimo

The restoration workshop is set up and commercial trading gets under way with the first reconditioned piano showroom.

2000

The challenge of the 21st century

Pianissimo sets the benchmark for the piano in Andalusia with the inauguration of new facilities in Granada.

2007

Internationalisation

Steinway & Sons selects the Hinves family as its official representative in the south of Spain.

2011

Hinves pianos

The Hinves surname, a symbol of both quality and trust, becomes a brand name following 20 years of trading as “Pianissimo”.

2013

Nationalisation

Steinway & Sons awards Hinves a license for its brand within the rest of the national territory and establishes a new headquarters in Madrid.

2017

A global vision

International demands force Hinves to bolster its global strategy and to revamp its image so that it can be transformed into an international brand.

2018

A new location

Hinves opens a new venue. An area in excess of 1,400 m2 in the centre of Madrid dedicated exclusively to the piano world.

Team

A family line of music specialists

Herbert J. Hinves

The founder

Jonathan Hinves

Co-founder

Musician and luthier

Santiago Hinves

Managing Director

A technical tuner from the prestigious NBSS University in Boston (MA), United States and additional training undertaken at Steinway & Sons in Hamburg as well as at he EAE in Madrid.

Patrick Hinves

Technical Director

Steinway & Sons Technical Officer.
He studied both in the United Kingdom and in Germany and is the technician who is in demand in Spain from artists such as Grigory Sokolov or Leif Ove Andsnes.

María G. Juárez

Communication Collaborator

Eduardo Frías

Art Director

He has played at the most prestigious venues around the world including Carnegie Hall where he debuted in tandem with Sony Classical. He has been also developing an intensive work program over recent years which has been catching the eye among leading figures from within the art world.

Salvador Donaire

Sales Advisor

Senior Technician in Tourist Information and Marketing.
Additional training courses in Customer and Product Support at William Steinway University, Hamburg, Germany.

Alberto Garza

Sales Advisor

Chief Technician in Visual Arts and Promotional Graphic Design.
Additional training courses in Customer and Product Support at William Steinway University, Hamburg, Germany.

Nieves Suárez

Asesor Comercial

Coordinación de Peticiones Comerciales y Servicio Post-Venta.
Atención al Cliente y de Producto.

Marcos Molina

Asesor Comercial

Coordinación de Peticiones Comerciales y Servicio Post-Venta.
Atención al Cliente y de Producto.

Ana Rosales

Administration

Administration and accounting.
Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Granada. Master’s degree from EOI Business School (SME consolidation and development course)

Juan Manuel Gómez-Mateos

Coordinación

Coordinador de Exposición & Eventos

Moray Robertson

Partner Technician

Assistant Tuning Technician.
Trained in piano maintenance, tuning and restoration in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has over 30 years of professional experience. He currently works as a partner at Hinves to assist both private and professional clients, whilst he also manages concert halls and auditoriums as well as professional and advanced music colleges across Andalusia.

Gemma Flanagan

Partner Technician

Assistant Tuning Technician.
He trained in piano tuning, maintenance and restoration in Newark, England and has over fifteen years of professional experience. He is currently working as a partner at Hinves for evaluating, monitoring, quality control and servicing pianos at the Andalusian showroom and at the restoration centre based at the same venue.

Luis Felipe Serrano

Partner Technician

Assistant Tuning Technician.
Diploma from the Steinway & Sons Academy, Hamburg.
He has over 30 years of professional experience as a technician. He currently collaborates with Hinves in preparing pianos for concerts and instruments at the Madrid showroom.

Iñaki Coello

Partner Technician

Assistant Tuning Technician.
Diploma in maintenance, tuning and restoring pianos from London Guildford University. He has studied at both the Yamaha Academy in Hamamatsu and at Steinway Sons in Hamburg, and has over 20 years of experience. He currently collaborates with Hinves for evaluating and servicing pianos at the Madrid showroom and works in after-sale services.

Leonardo Pizzolante

Partner Technician

Assistant Tuning Technician.
He has over 30 years of professional experience and was awarded a diploma from the Yamaha Academy in Hamamatsu, Japan. He has worked for Steinway NY. He currently collaborates with Hinves in preparing pianos for concerts and instruments at the Madrid showroom.

Pedro Calero

Logistics

Organizes and coordinates logistics & the Department for Concerts and Events.

N’diaye Lópes

Logistics

Organizes and coordinates logistics & the Department for Concerts and Events.

Francisco Calero

Logistics

Organizes and coordinates logistics & the Department for Concerts and Events.

Andrei Lacusta

Logistics

Organizes and coordinates logistics & the Department for Concerts and Events.

Valdecir Pires

Logistics

Organizes and coordinates logistics & the Department for Concerts and Events.

Hinves guaranteed

Your purchase from professionals

The Hinves label has become synonymous with quality and hard work following years of total dedication.

We are committed to remaining a benchmark for trust among all piano lovers.

Garantía Hinves

Thank you for trusting us

We work with the best national and international artists

Partners

We work with the best firms and organisations

Calouste

Universidad de Granada

Bentley

Ie University

Barceló

Maserati

Filarmónica de Berlín

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fundación Telefónica

Sgae

Fundación BBVA

Gobierno de España

Universal Music

Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sodfia

Deutsche Grammophon

rtve

Comunidad de madrid

Junta de Andalucía

Inaem