The largest inventory of Bluthner pianos in the United States
Address: 337 N Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Location: south of Melrose Avenue, just north of Beverly Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 466-7707
Fax: (323) 466-7708
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Saturday
Sells Neupert harpsichords and forte pianos from Bamberg, Germany; Irmler pianos; and Schiedmayer celesta. Provides pianos for recitals, chamber music, opera performances, concerts and recording rentals. Clients include opera stars, rock musicians and orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Appraisals. Piano tuning.
History: on Larchmont Boulevard since 1976. Origins of the business: Leipzig, Germany, 1853
The Kasimoff Blüthner Piano Company imported the first new Bluthner grand piano from Leipzig to Pasadena, California, in 1963. It’s a family business that places Blüthner pianos in homes, colleges and universities, with music lovers, professional musicians, and recording artists. Many Blüthners grand pianos have been restored in their workshop such as those owned by Jerome Kern (1922), Prince Esterhazy (1903), and King Johann of Saxony (1860).
A clarinet player and piano and harpsichord tuner, William P. Kasimoff died in 1997 at the age of 75. His wife Helga runs the store with their three sons, Sergei, Ivan and Kyril. Clients range from opera stars to rock musicians and include the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Accessibility: ok for wheelchairs
In recent years, it’s been known simply as the Kasimoff Piano Company.