type of keyboard(s)
does George play?
At first, we felt that devoting a page to the
specifications of the instruments that George
plays was a little odd, but so many requests
from potential clients have come in for this
info, we felt we had to make this available. The
inquiries wish to ensure that the trio provides
an authentic piano sound, without having to
sacrifice the space requirements needed of an
actual piano or baby grand.
By his own
admission, George is something of a piano sound
purist. If asked, he'll tell you he's a 'Piano
Snob'. He has never been willing to settle for
synthesizer keyboards that deliver an anemic thin
timbre when the little piano button is pushed.
He claims 'wimpy' sounds like that are
distracting to him and his listeners, negatively
affecting his performance. He goes on to say: "I
compare those weak settings to buying a snack
cake from a vending machine vs. having a world
class pastry chef bake a wedding cake from
scratch. Why would anyone settle for something
like that when you can have the best sound
The main instrument George
performs on is a customized Privia PX-120 Digital Piano. He chose this keyboard for a feature
known as 'Natural Response Action' and the piano's extraordinary sound sampling.
Natural Response Action gives the performer the feeling of playing on a concert
grand where the key touch is heavier for low notes and lighter for high notes.
And while a
close inspection may reveal some scratches and dings from performances through
the years, the sound is still second
Check out a piano solo George recorded to 'hear'