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Mika'ele Toia, RPT

About

 Mika'ele currently lives in St. Paul MN, and is the principal piano technician for the Minnesota Orchestra. Before moving to the North Star State, Mika'ele worked full-time as a piano technician in Los Angeles for The Colburn School of Performing Arts, and the Steinway & Sons Concert and Artist Division. He has provided service for  21st Century Fox Studios, the LA Philharmonic, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the America Contemporary Ballet.

 

Mika'ele has spent six summer seasons at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has also provided service for the Sarasota Music Festival, Santa Barbara's Music Academy of the West, and the Sierra Summer Festival in California.

 

A graduate North Bennet St. School's piano technology program, he is a certified Registered Piano Technician. His specialty is servicing Steinway & Sons instruments with inclusive post-factory preparation, and working with Steinway artists in recording studios and on the concert stage. 

Registered Piano Technician (RPT)
A Registered Piano Technician has successfully passed a rigorous technical examination used to certify piano technicians. The credential shows that the technician is a professional who can tune, service, and repair the instrument to a nationally recognized set of standards. To learn more about the Piano Technicians Guild, please visit www.ptg.org

Tuning Resume

  Mika'ele has been honored to tune for the following artists and venues:​

Wynton Marsalis w/ Jazz at Lincoln Center @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall

Yefim Bronfman @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall

Yuja Wang @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall

Quincy Jones @ The Bootsy Bellows, Los Angeles 

Stephen Hough @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall

Garrick Ohlsson @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall

Diana Krall @ Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena

Jacob Collier @ The Armory, MPLS

Kirill Gerstein @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall.

Awadagin Pratt @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall 

Ingrid Flitter @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall

Emmanuel Ax @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall 

George Winston @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall, MN.

Jeffery Kahane, The Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, FL

Herbie Hancock @ 2015 Grammy Awards Mainstage, Los Angeles

Regina Spektor @ Greg Wells Recording Studio, Culver City

RZA @ Thunder Studios, Long Beach CA

“The Peanuts Movie” Studio Recording Sessions, 20th Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles

Lang Lang @ 2014 Grammy Awards, Los Angeles

John Perry @ The Colburn School of Performing Arts, Los Angeles, & California State University, Northridge.

Marcus Roberts @ Encompass Studios, Los Angeles

Brian Adams @ Long Beach Convention Center

Christopher O’Riley @ Private Residence, Aspen

LA Philharmonic Orchestra w/Gustavo Dudamel @ Occidental Studios, Hollywood

Agnes Obel @ The Roxy, Hollywood

Randy Newman @ Private Residence, Beverly Hills

Vijay Iyer @ Encompass Studios, Los Angeles.

Harmony Zhu @ The Ellen Show, Warner Bros. Studios

The Danny Elfman Show featuring Randy Kerber @ The Honda Center, Anaheim

Warren Jones @ Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Anton Nel @ Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Joyce Yang @ Aspen Music Festival, CO.

Wu Han @ Aspen Music Festival, CO

Arturo O’Farrill @ 2016 Grammy Awards, Los Angeles.

Manahem Pressler @ The Colburn School of Performing Arts, Los Angeles

Gloria Chen @ The ACE Hotel, Los Angeles

The 5 Browns” @ America’s Got Talent, Pasadena CA

Vikingur Olafsson @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall, MN

Raul di Blasio @ The Greek Theater, East Hollywood

Stixx Hooper & The Jazz Crusaders @ Zipper Hall. Los Angeles

Dessa @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall, MN.

Jeremy Denk @ Aspen Music Festival

Hershey Felder @ Ford Amphitheater, Los Angeles

Till Fellner @ Minnesota Orchestra Hall, MN

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