Andreas Clemens Biber
Life and work
Andreas Clemens Biber set off on his wanderings through Europe at the age of 14. Among other things, he learned in craftsmen’s workshops in Spain and in Portugal. At the end of his journey he worked for three years for the piano maker John Broadwood & Sons in London. In 1794 he settled in Ellingen and founded a piano manufacturing company.
His sons Anton Dominikus and Aloys learned the piano maker’s trade from their father.
- Biber, German family of piano makers. In: Wilibald Gurlitt, Carl Dahlhaus (eds.): Riemann Musik-Lexikon. In three volumes and two supplementary volumes. Volume 4: Personenteil A-K. 12th completely revised edition. Schott, Mainz 1972, p. 111.
- Riemann Music Dictionary. Biber, German family of piano makers.
|NAME||Beaver, Andreas Clemens|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||german piano maker|
|DATE OF BIRTH||21. November 1755|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ellingen|
|STERBEDATUM||28. October 1830|