Andreas Clemens Biber

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Andreas Clemens Biber (born 21 November 1755 in Ellingen; † 28 October 1830 in Nuremberg) was a German piano maker.[1] He is the founder of the Biber dynasty of piano makers.[1]

Life and work

Andreas Clemens Biber set off on his wanderings through Europe at the age of 14.[1] Among other things, he learned in craftsmen’s workshops in Spain and in Portugal.[1] At the end of his journey he worked for three years for the piano maker John Broadwood & Sons in London.[1] In 1794 he settled in Ellingen and founded a piano manufacturing company.[1]

His sons Anton Dominikus and Aloys learned the piano maker’s trade from their father.[1]


  • 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.

Individual references

  1. a b c d e f g Riemann Music Dictionary. Biber, German family of piano makers.