Richard Davenport


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Piano Technician
Company Name
20th Century Fox Movie Studio

Richard Davenport was the winner of the 2022 Golden Hammer Award, the highest honor bestowed on members of the Piano Technician's Guild. The award comes after a long and influential career that has included his own amazing career as a technician and his inspiring seminars and clinics that have aided the education of the next generation. Working in the Hollywood movie and recording studios, Richard gained a reputation for quality craftsmanship and the willingness to help out even at the last minute. As a result, he has worked on several high-profile projects for leading artists such as composer John Williams and musician Carol Rosenberger. Richard has also played a role in helping to improve the production of piano manufacturing with companies such as Yamaha, Bosendorfer and Fazioli as well as serving as a beta tester for the software CyberTuner.