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Contact Information

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Location

Weymouth, Massachusetts

Early Music Skills & Interests

Fortepiano, Harpsichord

Early Music Affiliations

Biography

Mr. Munschy was a registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild, but now devotes his technical skills (tuning, maintenance, and restoration) primarily to historical keyboard instruments. He maintains his own instrument workshop – Antiquarian Keyboard Instruments – in Weymouth, MA where he restores antique keyboard instruments and replicas from the 18th and early 19th centuries. His technical work has been featured on commerical recordings and he has serviced instruments for institutions such as the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, Harvard University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Gore Place Mansion, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

His restoration of antiques have included a Kirckman spinet from 1750; a Broadwood & Son grand from 1806 (#3448, featured on Sylvia Berry's disc of Haydn's London Sonatas); Broadwood squares from 1795 and 1798, an 1813 Albrecht square, an 1827 Stodart Compensator Grand, and many others. He's also restored numerous revival instruments including three Landowska-model Pleyel harpsichords; two Chickering-Dolmetsch harpsichords; and others by Dolmetsch, Gough, Challis, and Rutkowski & Robinette.

As a pianist, Dale Munschy received his musical training at the Boston Conservatory of Music, and studied privately with Richard Goode and Michael Lewin in New York, and with Seth Kimmelman and Jacqueline Gourdin in Boston.  Mr. Munschy has served as Senior Staff Accompanist at the University of Rhode Island, Assistant Conductor/Accompanist for the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, and Artistic Director of the West Bay Chorale.  He also served for 18 years as Minister of Music at Chapel Street Congregational Church in Lincoln, RI.

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