Synopsis: John Broadwood & Sons Ltd is the world’s oldest surviving piano firm, founded in 1728. The company has held a Warrant for supply and maintenance of pianos to the various Royal Households since the reign of George II and can name among its illustrious customers the composers Haydn, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Elgar, Holst and Vaughan Williams. The company continues to make, tune and repair pianos at their workshop. The present-day directors of the company include three members of the Laurence family, whose ancestors worked for many generations in a technical capacity in John Broadwood & Sons’ Soho factory from 1787 until 1922.
Photographer Phil Clarke Hill – currently in the UK. Tel / Whatsapp: 44 7748 800276 Philclarkehill.com
Access This set was shot a few years ago, but the proprietor is a family member of a close friend, so an updated shoot would be easily arranged. They have since moved the production to Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Licence Unpublished – available as singles or the set