About this website

Welcome to the website for The Kalman Detrich Collection of Keyboard Instruments and Related Tools and Parts.

Here is a documentation of Kalman Detrich's collection of keyboard instruments, piano rebuilding and technician's tools, action models, spare parts, and related items which were all a part of the Museum of the American Piano, NYC.

After Kalman's passing, it's our intention to find good homes for all the instruments and the entire collection of spare parts, tools, action models, etc. This is a means to honor the legacy of Kalman Detrich, knowing the importance he felt for these items to continue in the world of pianos, and to place them with appreciative and appropriate new owners.

Due to the antique nature of this instrument collection, most of these items are archival or collector items that should appropriately go to museums and collectors, or to piano technicians for rebuilding.

For those who knew Kalman and his life with pianos and music, no introduction is necessary. For all others, you can read more about him by visiting the obituary page we have linked here, and we have included a couple of NY Times articles to read as well. Please feel welcome to leave a personal statement at the obituary page.

If you would like to keep informed about progress with our project, please revisit here from time to time, or you can Like our Facebook Page if you are on Facebook.

If you have a serious inquiry about any of the collection, please contact us. All of the items here are available, privately. Further information may be best obtained on our Contact page.

Thank you for your visit. We look forward to hearing from you.