Our history and our staff
The Roberts family have been in the trade for four generations, starting in 1919 with David Roberts who worked as a piano and organ tuner and restorer in the Exeter area. David’s son Brian helped with piano restoration but went into music teaching. His son Marcus started as a teacher but began piano tuning and restoration in 1980. After five years tuning and restoring, with clients including Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Lill and Alfred Brendel, he took up piano dealing in 1985. His sons Richard, Stephen and Evan are now all working with the Roberts Pianos team, which comprises of about 8 full-time workers. We currently serve top concert venues in Oxford, London and Portsmouth with clients such as Oxford University, Portsmouth Guildhall, Wembley Arena, Eton College, Radiohead and Jamie Cullum. We specialise in top quality grand and upright pianos with sales across the South of England from Cornwall to East Anglia.