Christina Fruh

From an early age Christina has had a passion for music and handcraft.

  • A.R.P.T. (Australasian Registered Piano Technician)

In 2001 Christina  commenced her 3 ½ year Klavierbauer apprenticeship in Ansbach, Germany with a particular focus on piano repair and service. She joined the Bund Deutscher Klavierbauer (German Piano Technicians Guild) in 2002 during her apprenticeship and gained additional experience at the Schimmel and Bechstein factories. She won the national piano tuning competition for her apprenticeship class in 2003.

Concluding her final examination with excellent marks she won a Chamber of Crafts scholarship giving  her the opportunity to attend additional seminars and workshops including Polyester repair, traditional veneering and marquetry, traditional  shellac (French)  polishing and voicing.

At Piano Boger, Steinway & Sons representative in Ravensburg until 2013 her work included piano and grand tuning for customers, concerts, and in the conservatory as well as  piano repair work. In 2011 Christina had the opportunity extend her skills training at the Steinway Academy Hamburg and in 2013 she successfully completed the first part of the Klavierbaumeister (German Piano Technician Master degree).

In the same year, she travelled to New Zealand and worked for some months at Jenkin Piano service before she travelling around New Zealand. She now works fulltime for the company.

Her particular interests are repair work, particularly wood and surface finishing, cabinet repair and the tonal improvement of instruments.

In her spare time Christina enjoys the amazing nature of New Zealand on hiking tours, she likes animals, sports, arts and crafts, repairing other musical instruments and playing music.