András Gipp joined Columbia’s Music Performance Program in 2020, after 16 years as the Production Manager and Lead Technician at Klavierhaus, New York, NY, where his institutional and private clients included Columbia University, NYU, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Thomas Jefferson Library and notable classical and pop musicians. At Klavierhaus, András led a renowned team of craftsmen and technicians in tuning, voicing, soundboard and piano action rebuilding, and refinishing for pianos owned or used by internationally acclaimed artists and institutions, under direction of the Resinger brothers. He previously studied piano concert voicing and tuning with Masaru Tsumita, of The Juilliard School of Music, from 2004 to 2005.
András was born and raised in Veszprem, Hungary. He studied fine art woodworking and instrument making in Budapest and Vienna before venturing to New York City. Throughout his career, András has built luxury sailboats, custom bass guitars, and a line of bespoke furniture, as well as rebuilt hundreds of pianos for New York's elite musicians. He was educated at Tancsics Mihaly Szakkozep Iskola (Vezsprem, Hungary) in fine art woodworking and furniture design.