About

Who We Are

Paul Hahn & Co. Ltd. is a family owned and operated business established in 1913. Paul Senior was a musician with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and had worked for several years with the Nordheimer Piano Co. of Toronto. His passion for lovingly restoring and rehoming heritage pianos was passed down to his son, Paul Hahn Junior, who started with the company in 1948. Now in the third generation, Paul Hahn & Co. Ltd. is currently run by Alex Hahn, the granddaughter of the founder.

 

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Paul Hahn Sr.

Founder and President

b.1875 d.1962

 

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Paul Hahn Jr.

Owner & President

b.1932 d. 2008

 

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Alex Hahn

Owner and President

 

Our Team

  • Alex Hahn

    Owner & President

    Born and raised in Toronto, Alex is the third generation of the Hahn family to operate Paul Hahn & Co. Simply put, pianos are in her blood. Sweeping floors in the workshop in her teens, and learning each step of the restoration process under the guidance of two head Technicians: Ron Pickering and Gerry Carlson gave Alex an intimate knowledge of the piano from two perspectives. A natural ‘people person’, Alex’s energy and knowledge have helped countless customers find or restore the perfect piano. Alex was educated at the University of Waterloo, where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies.  She has just moved into the Summerhill neighbourhood of Toronto with her husband Allan, hound Bauer and cat Gerry. Their eldest son Allister is studying at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Andrew at St. Francis Xavier and Allie is at Lakefield College School.  Alex is pleased to have resumed piano lessons after a 25 year hiatus and when she isn’t at the store, she enjoys exercising and long walks with her dog. 

    Send Alex an email  416-922-3122 ext. 222

  • Jeremy Elliott

    Sales Manager

    Born and raised in Toronto, Jeremy has been at Paul Hahn & Co. since 2004, pairing pianists of all kinds with the pianos of their dreams. He believes passionately in the value of the restored piano. The eldest of four siblings, Jeremy grew up in a musical home, where the piano was the centre of family life. A self - taught drummer, he spent years swinging the sticks for the successful rock n' roll band Staggered Crossing. Most recently he can be found behind the kit for  the Julian Taylor Band. He and his wife Carolyn live in Toronto with their American Eskimo/Pomeranian mix, Weylyn.  
    Send Jeremy an email   416-922-3122 ext. 237
  • Becky Hamilton

    Administrator

    Becky has been running a tight ship at PH&Co. since 2007. Responsible for the day to day details that keeps a busy store running, she manages it all with a smile. The technicians are devoted to her with an intensity that speaks to her immense talent and grace. The fourth of six children, Becky was born in Dryden, Ontario, and lived in Pickle Lake for the first 5 years of her life before her family moved to Niagara Falls, where she stayed until 2004. With brief stints in Florida to complete her degree in Speech Communications and English, Becky now makes her home in Toronto with her husband Andrew and their daughter Charlotte Alexandra.
      416-922-3122 ext. 224
  • Nikolai Svinarenko

    Head Technician

    A true artist, Nikolai combines his gifts as a technician with his talent as a pianist. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Nikolai has lived in Russia and Israel before moving to Canada with his wife, Mila. Overseeing every stage of the restoration process, he 'signs' every finished project by playing one of his signature pieces. A world traveller, he has traveled to Western Canada, Alaska, Brazil and has recently returned from a Caribbean Cruise. He and Mila are thrilled to welcome their third grandson, Alex.
  • Arkadi Gintsburg

    Technician

    Visiting our tuning customers on his trademark blue Suzuki motorcycle, Arkadi brings decades of international experience to every piano he touches. He has lived and worked as a piano technician in Ukraine, Russia and Israel. He emigrated to Canada in 1997, and is a proud Canadian citizen. When he's not working on pianos, he can be found with his girlfriend Alla and their Alaskan Malamute 'Loki' relaxing on their boat on Lake Simcoe. A wizard with a piano action, his skill as a tuner and technician is held in high esteem by our customers.
  • Christopher Ritcey-Conrad

    Technician

    Chris hails from Luneburg, Nova Scotia and is a graduate of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and the Piano Technology Program at the University Of Western Ontario. Varied interests keep Chris busy, whether it's photography, staying active, traveling or auto mechanics. Passionate about piano restoration, Chris loves to suggest ways that he can improve your piano. Whether it's in the workshop rebuilding, tuning in recording studios, private homes or concert hall stages, we are thrilled to have Chris on our team.
  • Francis Wang

    Technician

    Francis has a long history with the piano, even owning his own piano store for several years. A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory in 1981, Francis is also a professional dulcimer player and composer.  His works have been performed around the world, most recently by the The National Chinese Orchestra in Beiljing. Francis arrived in Canada in 1988, and is a proud citizen. He studied to be a piano technician at George Brown College and graduated in 1994. A complete technician, Francis has a keen ear for voicing.

  • Roy Grightmire

    Finisher

    Roy has been refinishing pianos for Paul Hahn & Co. since 1997. His spectacular finishes set the standard for quality. His work is on display in our showroom, and he's always happy to speak directly with our customers and answer questions about refinishing. When he's not in 'the spraybooth' in the workshop, Roy can be found riding his Yamaha superbike all across Ontario and Eastern Canada, usually with his partner Jeannie on the back.
  • Vlad Solodovnikov

    Technician

    Born in the Ukraine, with stops in Israel and Montreal before arriving in Toronto, Vlad has amassed an impressive amount of life experience for a young man. Before deciding on a career as a piano technician, Vlad owned and operated a moving company, was a reservist in the Canadian Forces, and briefly considered a life as a pilot. A love of music tipped the scales in our favour, and we are fortunate to have him. When Vlad isn't working at Paul Hahn & Co., he enjoys playing chess and checking out live jazz music.
  • Carlos García

    Finisher 

    Carlos brings 25 years of finishing experience to the Paul Hahn & Co. team. His knowledge of contemporary finishes is without equal, and his keen eye for detail is a great asset. Originally from Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Carlos lives in Toronto with his wife and young daughter. When Carlos isn't finishing pianos at Paul Hahn & Co., he enjoys painting, photography and cooking, though he maintains that his wife is the best cook in the house. 
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Paul Hahn & Co.
1058 Yonge St.
Toronto ON, M4W 2L4

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1058 Yonge Street, Toronto ON, M4W 2L4
1-877-6-PIANO-2 or 416-922-3122