Naoki Yamauchi-Pohl began his training to become a piano builder in Japan, continuing in Germany where he attained his master craftsman´s diploma. During the almost forty years he worked for the renowned German piano manufacturer C. Bechstein he worked among others as the chief intonation technician working on the newly manufactured instruments, concert technician for the Berlin Philharmonics and Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting as well as on numerous CD recordings. Apart from tuning and repairing pianos and grand pianos Mr Yamauchi-Pohl also gives lectures – primarily in Japan but also in the USA – passing on his knowledge of many years to the next generation.