The Team

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Marcus Hübner

Marcus Hübner

Owner and managing director
Master of piano and harpsichord building

Marcus Hübner, owner and managing director, was born on 09/08/1966 in Trier. Starting at a young age, he gathered insight and experience in piano making in the piano workshop of his father. In 1984 he started his 42-month long training as a piano maker at the renowned piano manufacturer SCHIMMEL, in Braunschweig. In 1987 he won the 2nd prize at the national piano tuning competition held by the Federation of German Piano Makers (BDK). In 1989 he founded his company Pianohaus Marcus Hübner. In 1995 Mr Hübner completed his masterpiece at the SEILER company in Kitzingen and was awarded with the Master Craftsman’s Certificate for piano and harpsichord manufacture. Pianohaus Marcus Hübner has offered its own house brand of upright and grand pianos, M. HÜBNER, since 2002.

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Jens Wagner

Jens Wagner

Master of piano and harpsichord building

Jens Wagner, born on 21/03/1967 in Frankfurt am Main, learned the trade of piano making from 1984 to 1987 at the acclaimed piano manufacturer, C. Bechstein. After completing his training, Mr Wagner intended to study music at university and successfully passed the entry examinations for a course in piano studies. Unfortunately, compulsory military service got in the way, which was then followed by self-employment as a piano maker in Calw. In 1996 he joined us as a piano builder, contributing his skills both to our support service and our workshop. In September 2005, Mr Wagner successfully completed the examinations for the Master Craftsman’s Certificate in Munich and graduated with honors.

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Rudi Kasel

Rudi Kasel


Master of piano and harpsichord building

Born on 19/02/1955, Rudi Kasel discovered his passion for playing the piano very early during his childhood. In 1969, he learned the trade of piano making within three and a half years at the distinguished piano manufacturer, SCHELLENBERG, and was later employed by Musik Noel (Luxembourg) for concert services at the National Theatre of Luxembourg and Radio Luxemburg. In 1977 he moved back to Trier and worked for a music shop for 27 years. 1996 he successfully completed the examination for the Master Craftsman’s Certificate in piano making. We are delighted that, since 2006, Rudi Kasel has enriched our company with over 40 years of professional experience in piano making.

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Hardi Waibel

Hardi Waibel
Piano and harpsichord maker

Hardi Waibel was born on 23/08/1980 in Trier. During his studies in mechanical engineering, Mr Waibel joined our company as a transport agent. Here he gained insight into the art of piano building which encouraged him, as a musically and technically talented A-Level student, to take up the trade of piano building. We are delighted that he decided to join our team in February, 2011 after successfully completing his apprenticeship in piano building here. Hardi Waibel supports our staff in repairs and restorations and continues to assist our customers requiring piano transport.

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Maik Wirtz

Maik Wirtz

Piano and harpsichord maker

Maik Wirtz was born in May 1994 in Trier. His love for music began at the tender age of 4 in early music education. After playing several other instruments, he started playing the piano in 2003. At the same time he began his singing career with the “Trier Sängerknaben” (boy’s choir). He continues to play piano and sing with enthusiasum to this day. He was introduced to piano building during an internship with us during high school. He decided quickly that this profession would be the ideal combination of handicraft and hobby. He started his professional training in 2012, completing it in 2015 with distinction. With his friendly and even-tempered character, his skilled craftsmanship and his musical knowledge he has quickly become a valued addition to our team.

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Mathilde Hübner

Mathilde Hübner

Marketing and distribution

Mathilde Hübner was born in Oberhausen and embodies the good spirit of Pianohaus Hübner. Trained as a businesswoman, she left the Oberhausen city council in 1956 and subsequently worked at the BABCOCK company as an office clerk. She polished her English skills, gained during her employment at BABCOCK, during a year abroad in the United Kingdom. In 1961, Mrs Hübner moved to Trier, where she had her first contact with customers of the piano trade as a secretary at the Musikhaus Schellenberg. Since then, Mrs Hübner has remained true to keyboard instruments, and since her son established his own business, has been known among the customers of Pianohaus Marcus Hübner for her cordial, courteous and competent manner.

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Sonja Thöing

Sonja Thöing
Marketing and distribution

Sonja Thöing, born on 26/03/1983 in Bad Neuenahr, joined our team in February, 2009. The professionally trained office clerk played the piano for over 7 years in her youth and is happy that she could revive her old hobby through her work. Having strengthened her English skills during an 8-month stay abroad, she is now also polishing her French language skills. In addition to her responsibilities for marketing, she is also happily at your disposal if you want to arrange a tuning appointment or if you have questions regarding a piano purchase or our piano rental system.

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Anne Schwickerath

Anne Schwickerath

Marketing und Sale

Anne Schwickerath was born in 1982 in Trier. We first met her in 2010 while participating in the annual Luxembourg Autumn Fair. Since February, 2012 she has supported us not only in administration but especially in the areas of marketing, public relations and customer correspondence. Her linguistic education has also proven to be very practical. That is why we are in a position to advise Spanish speaking customers in their mother tongue and this has already been very useful for us.  We were able to arouse her passion for piano music and she will start to learn the piano soon.

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Deborah Schretter

Deborah Schretter

Piano rentals and sales

Deborah Schretter, born in 1962 in Athens, Georgia in the USA, has played piano and flute in small ensembles since her childhood. After completing her Master in International Business degree at the University of South Carolina, she worked for several years in international corporate banking in Frankfurt am Main, where she advised and supported satisfied customers. After the birth of her children, Deborah Schretter moved to Trier, where she can now combine her hobby with her profession. In particular, she supports our team by looking after our numerous rental piano customers and by providing relevant analyses and reports. In addition, she is pleased to be available to advise customers interested in buying or renting pianos.

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Marc Schlobach

Marc Schlobach

Transport manager

Marc Schlobach was born in 1983 in Trier. After completing his business management training, he began as a freelancer in the transport team at Pianohaus Marcus Hübner. Over the next three years, he gained experience in various kinds of transport before becoming the manager of our transport team in August, 2009. He is your reliable contact person for questions about transporting your instrument

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Laurin Müller

Laurin Müller

Apprentice Piano and Harpsichord Builder

Laurin Müller was born in 1994 in Bad Säckingen. During his youth he did not have much to do with  music.

However, his sister’s piano playing inspired him at the age of 14 to try it out for himself and in no time he could not keep his fingers off the piano. He passion for music awakened, he tried out other instruments, like the guitar and the bass, which he continues to play today, whereby he largely plays by ear, almost completely foregoing sheet music. During his volunteer service in a music school he realised that the piano builder’s profession offered him what he was looking for. He has been our apprentice since September 2014, working with great motivation and joy.