History

40 years of musical tradition
1976

The start of a tradition

Herbert J. Hinves concludes his frenetic professional activity in the City of London to dedicate himself to the patronage of music.

1978

The adventure begins

Jonathan Hinves establishes himself as a luthier in Granada and within a few years achieves international recognition.

1991

Pianissimo

The restoration workshop is created and commercial activity begins with the opening of the first showroom of restored pianos.

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 for the rest of the national territory and establishes new headquarters in Madrid.

2017

A global vision

International demands forces 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

MA in Tuning and Piano Technology from the prestigious NBSS University in Boston (USA), additional training at Steinway & Sons Hamburg and at EAE in Madrid.

Patrick Hinves

Technical Director

Steinway & Sons Official Technician.
Trained in piano tuning, maintenance and restoration in Newark, England and at Stainway & Sons Hamburg. He is the technician requested in Spain by artists such as Grigory Sokolov or Leif Ove Andsnes.

Eduardo Frías

Artistic Director

He has played in the most prestigious halls in the world including Carnegie Hall where he made his debut with Sony Classical. At the same time, in recent years, he has developed an intense activity as a musical ambassador which attracts the most prominent performers in the artistic panorama.

Salvador Donaire

Sales Advisor

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

Nieves Suárez

Sales Advisor

Coordination of Commercial Requests and After-Sales Service.
Customer and Product Service.

Marcos Molina

Sales Advisor

Coordination of Commercial Requests and After-Sales Service.
Customer and Product Service.

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

Coordinator

Coordination of Exposition and Events

Moray Robertson

Technician

Assistant Tuning Technician.
Trained in piano maintenance, tuning and restoration in Edinburgh, Scotland and at Steinway & Sons, Hamburg. 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 provides technical maintenance for concert halls and auditoriums as well as professional and advanced music colleges across Andalusia.

Gemma Flanagan

Technician

Assistant Tuning Technician.
Trained in piano tuning, maintenance and restoration in Newark, England and has over fifteen years of professional experience. She is currently working as a partner at Hinves for evaluation, monitoring, quality control and servicing pianos at the Andalusian showroom and at the restoration workshop.

Luis Felipe Serrano

Technician

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

Iñaki Coello

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, Japan, and at Steinway Sons in Hamburg, and has over 20 years of experience. He currently collaborates with Hinves evaluating and servicing pianos at the Madrid showroom and works in after-sales service.

Leonardo Pizzolante

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 the instruments at the Madrid showroom.

Pedro Calero

Logistics

Organization and coordination of Logistics and Department of Concert Rental.

N’diaye Lópes

Logistics

Organization and coordination of Logistics and Department of Concert Rental.

Francisco Calero

Logistics

Organization and coordination of Logistics and Department of Concert Rental.

Andrei Lacusta

Logistics

Organization and coordination of Logistics and Department of Concert Rental.

Valdecir Pires

Logistics

Organization and coordination of Logistics and Department of Concert Rental.

The Hinves Waranty

Your purchase in professional hands

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