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Why buy from us?

  • (Grand)Pianos, harpsichords, digital and pipe organs is all we do.
  • Our STEINWAYS and YAMAHAS are 50% less expensive than new ones.
  • We import PEARL RIVER PIANOS,best priced and most sold pianos in the world.
  • No quality compromises and no falsified pianos!
  • Best warranties in the country.
  • Knowledgeable staff.
  • Piano rental department.
  • In house moving, packing, delivery and technical staff.
  • Piano rebuilding center with use of genuine parts.
  • Asia's  best selection of pianos and grands. (+100 units)
  • Piano rebuilding center with use of genuine parts.
  • World wide delivery.
  • Best service anywhere.

So why go anywhere else!

 


About Us

Willem Van Suijdam | Organist

Willem is a concert pianist and organist as well as a conductor.  He studied classical organ, conducting and piano at the Royal Conservatory in Zwolle (Netherlands) from 1974 to 1979, after that he studied jazz and theatre organ at the Royal Conservatories of  Hilversum and Alkmaar (both Netherlands) between 1979 and 1981 and finally Willem van Suijdam studied Bach interpretation between 1981 and 1986 in Paris (France) under world-renowned organist Jean Guillou. If you want to see Willem play the organ, please go to www.willemvansuijdam.com (currently not available due to technical problems)

Willem van Suijdam is also the principal founder of the Liberation Choir in Canada and served as their conductor for 15 years. The Liberation Choir was one of Canada's premier choirs, in its glory days it had over 200 members, performed dozens of sold out concerts in Europe and Canada as well as the USA, Willem directed 3 sold out concerts in Hamilton Place, made TV specials every day and performed several concerts with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, (see picture below) which Willem van Suijdam directed. The choir made 4 very successful European tours. Please also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Van_Suijdam (currently not available due to technical problems)

In 1995 Willem had the honor to be chosen for the Arts Acclaim Award, citizen of the year in Canada where he resided at the time. After immigrating to Canada from the Netherlands in 1986, Willem founded his first organ store in 1989. He advises organ committees, sells pipe organs as well as digital organs and with his combination of business and knowing quality and value, he opened up Pianohouse Burlington Inc. that became Canada's largest piano store and he owned it until 2009. It flourished under his skillful leadership.. He also imports pipe organs and Content digital organs and is the back bone of ManilaPianos Inc. specializing in the sales of Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Kawai, Young Chang and Pearl River pianos and grand pianos and has a complete remanufacturing shop where Steinway & Sons, Bosendorfer, Bechstein and other fine pianos are rebuilt from the ground up. You can email him at willem@pianos.ph for questions about organs and pianos. 

Willem was also chosen to be one of three judges in the Chinese Organ Competition 2014,

where he did a masterclass in registration and interpretation on classical and sacred music put on for the 12 finalists of the competition that started with more than 2000 participants. You can read more on this on Willem's Wikipedia page. See the the picture of Willem lecturing, the masterclass went on for 12 hours!

 

 

Gina F. Ronquillo | General Manager and Chairman of the Board

Gina F. Ronquillo was born in Bulacan as 3d child of a family of 6 and though adversity and very hard work spiked to the top of Manila's Business Community in the last 5 years and has become a very sagacious and prominent woman and highly regarded as such.

She is the grand daughter of great Filipino artist Roman Faustino who painted " I shall return " of Douglas McArthur, displayed in the National Museum.

Gina Ronquillo is the President Chairman and principal shareholder of WVS 1 Trading Inc, specializing in import and distribution of pianos, grand pianos, church organs, digital water meters, automatic greasing systems, ultrasonic detectors, electric cables, automatic greasing systems as well as ISUZU specialized trucks for the electrical industry.

Gina F. Ronquillo is also Chaiman of the Board of Direcors of Wishgate Trading Inc; a company specialising in loans in the power field and she is involved in many projects with Chavit Singson and other prominent business people.

Gina Ronquillo isthe Philippine prime consultant for energy for KEPCO Philippines, connecting one of the largest companies in the world to the Association of Electric Cooperatives in the Philippines and to the Department of Energy. 

Manila Pianos Inc's Chairman of the Board is keen on helping culture and cultural events in the Philippines thrive, therefore she offers free space in our store to all that want to perform concerts and other events with cultural aspects. 

 

Ivan Yegorov | Resident Technician

Ivan Yegorov was born in Russia where he was educated in Piano and Piano Technique for many years at the Russian School for gifted musical people in St.Petersburg and later at the Universidty of Kiev, Ukraine, He tuned pianos for amongst others the Russian National Ballet,

Russian Stats Opera and many other fine venues. Later he decided to move to Canada where he met Michael Ierullo and together they embarked on many projects including the maintenance of pianos in the National Ballet of Canada, Roy Thomson Hall and other venues that need very high expertise. It is very fortunate that he decided to come to the Philippines to work with Manila Pianos Inc. and you can email him at ivan@pianos.ph

Ivan specializes in the building of player systems and the rebuilding of Steinway actions as well as actions of Japanese pianos like Yamaha and Kawai. If you want us to rebuild your pianos, he will certainly have his hand in it. Ivan is a graduated pianist of the Lviv Acadamy of Music, a 5 year study piano specialty.

We at ManilaPianos are thankful to have such a nice person and wonderful technician on staff and Ivan will be regarded soon as one of the very best technicians in the Philippines.

 

Dave Ronquillo | Logistics and Rebuilding Manager

Dave is the person that is in charge of the rebuilding center we have here in Manila. He was trained in Canada during the last few years. As we saw that the knowledge of rebuilding in the Philippines needed improvement, we decided to have Dave work along the best rebuilder in North America, Mr. Calvin Robers, until such time that Dave had gained enough information to be knowledgeable enough to appreciate the quality ManilaPianos wants and demands from its rebuilding anywhere in the world.

As ManilaPianos also requires special pianos to be moved by piano specialists, we required that he also trained himself along piano movers in Canada with Ontariopianos. In 2013 they moved over 1800 pianos!  It is with a lot of pride that we introduce Dave to you! You might meet him if you purchase or rent a piano from us! 

The refinishing work Dave has learned over the years include complete outside Grand Piano refinishing in any color from Polished Black to Satin White and everything in between! He also learned the trades of refinishing cracked sound boards, fixing or replacing bridges, setting bearing (most important for sound!) and building, from scratch, new pin blocks, something NO ONE in the Philippines was able to do till now! So, when Dave tackles your Steinway, Yamaha, Bosendorfer or other piano, for sure the quality of workmanship when the piano is done will supercede your every expectation.

 

Enrico Reyes  | Piano Purchase Advisor

Eric is a welcome addition to our Manila Pianos professional team. He comes with a wealth of experience and can guide you to find the right instrument because he knows pianos like his back pocket! Nothing is more frustrating than you coming to our store to see so many pianos that you don't know what to pick. 

Eric comes with a wealth of experience including solo concerts on piano, choir conductor at Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church, President of PWU Festival Chorus, Finalist in 2015 Piano Teacher's Guild of the Philippines Etude competition and did many piano related things at Harris Memorial College, including piano teacher. He is also contributor to the new 2018 Skills-based Curriculum for the music program at Harris. If this does not impress you, come to our store and he will impress you there with his beautiful easy going and honest demeaner, he will make sure you enloy your stay. You can reach him at (02) 801.3431 x 401 or 0956.730.0911 or and email him at eric@pianos.ph

 

Glenn Cunanan  | Administrator

Glenn is in charge of our administration. He might pick up the phone when you call our landline 02.801.3431 extention 401.  Please call him for tuning, rentals, payments and so on, he is very friendly and will try to relay messages to the right people. You can also call him at 0917.895.0011 or email hime at glenn@pianos.ph