About Ron Elliott,Concert Technician
Since day one, my focus has been on customer service and craft. Beginning as a pianist in Los Angeles and later ( 1986-87) working in New York for the Steinway Concert/Artist dept.(in both 'the basement' on W. 57th Street as well as Carnegie Hall, Fisher Hall, etc.,) with Franz Mohr, Ron, Ludwig and Tommy, I learned how to work fast, efficient and remain calm in a hectic environment.
Then in 1987, moving back to Los Angeles, I managed both as the Director and Chief Technician for the Steinway Concert/Artist dept. in LA as well as for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orch. Association on the stages of both the Music Center of Los Angeles and Hollywood Bowl, where I stayed for 27 years. In 2003, the beautiful Walt Disney Concert Hall was completed where I worked as the Chief Piano Technician until I semi-retired in 2014. I survived 3 permanent conductors at the LA Philharmonic: Andre Previn, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel; who still serves as the music director today.
I have had a wonderful career and made many great friends. Some of my more memorable experiences was touring with artists such as Alfred Brendel, Andras Schiff and others. I still have the honor of occasionally working with Yefim Bronfman, Emmanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and several others.
I recently moved to Portland, Oregon and look forward to sharing my expertise in piano technical services with those in Portland and elsewhere in the world. I no longer need to work 600 plus services per year, so it's mostly for fun and love now.
Please enjoy my site, I plan to be updating it from time to time and I hope you'll leave me a message. If you see drawings and/or paintings here, they are something else I love to do. Thanks. Ron
Andras Schiff-Acrylic ink/brush
Andras Schiff-acrylic ink/brush
Van Cliburn and his mother, Rildia Bee Cliburn
Steinway hall, NY June 4, 1988
Steinway 500,000 celebration.
Alicia de Larocha/ Ron Elliott: Music Center of Los Angeles 1988
Ron at Steinway Hall, NY June 2, 1988
#500,000 designed by Wendell Castle
Alfred Brendel/Ron Elliott
San Francisco, CA