Instrument hire for concert tours / orchestra travels
The much increased cost of insurance and transporting their own orchestra instruments by air cargo or truck for concert tours, orchestra travels or guest performances around Germany and the rest of Europe over the years has made orchestras from all over the world more and more often look for a qualitatively safe and reliable alternative by hiring musical instruments.
It was more than 27 years ago that we were first inspired to tailor our orchestra instrument rental services closely to that demand, especially by hiring out heavy, deep or very large orchestra instruments which cannot simply be carried in the cabin of a normal aircraft like a violin or other smaller instrument.
Instrument hire to international orchestras - our speciality since 1992
We specialise in hiring out and safely transporting classical orchestra instruments for professional use to rehearsals, concerts, guest performances and on concert tours by German and international orchestras, both within Germany and around Europe. With well over 1,700 different instruments and all the necessary orchestral accessories, we have been the largest supplier in this field in Europe since 1992. We work successfully with many renowned concert agencies around the world. Also we are highly familiar with on-site conditions at all the major concert halls in Europe, so we can always guarantee punctual and reliable orchestra transport services.
We offer musical instruments in any desired quality
Our clients include world-renowned top philharmonic orchestras from all over the world, national and international symphony orchestras, youth orchestras, wind orchestras, choirs, ensembles and soloists. Our extensive range of classical orchestra instruments can meet virtually any need. From the very finest instruments to fulfil the highest demands, through mid-range to cheaper instruments, you can hire anything from us according to your wishes and your financial budget. And no matter what quality level you choose, your hired instruments will always be fully operational, even in the low-price segment. Just take a look at the menu on our website to see what orchestra instruments and accessories you can hire from us. Here’s a little taster:
Instrument hire from our large range:
- Classical drum and percussion instruments: timpani, orchestra drums, cymbals, gongs, tam-tam, xylophone, bells, tubular bells, marimba, vibraphone and more.
- String instruments for orchestra: violins, violas, cellos, double basses (4-string and 5-string).
- Keyboard instruments for orchestra: celesta / celeste, keyed glockenspiel, harmonium, harpsichord, piano, concert grand.
- Brass and woodwind instruments: tuba, bass trombone, trombone, French horn, trumpet, contrabassoon, bass clarinet and much more.
- High-quaility concert harps, harp benches and harp accessories.
- Stage and orchestra equipment of all kinds: music stands, conductor stands, music lights, conductor podest, musician chairs, double bass chairs, timpani chairs and so much more.
Our orchestra instruments and all rental accessories are packed in customised PREISSLER flightcases, meaning they can be used perfectly for truck transport or air cargo within Germany and around Europe – and subject to certain conditions even worldwide.
Our special rental service for all classical musicians on tour:
- We hire everything an orchestra will ever need.
- With us, you obtain all your hire items and transport services from a single source, and always have a designated contact person for your entire project.
- Our orchestra instruments and other hire items are insured for the entire hire period in accordance with our terms and conditions.
- For guesting or concert tours outside Germany or Europe, our wooden instruments, including strings, woodwind and percussion, have the official permits from the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation allowing export and re-import of musical instruments made of protected wood species in accordance with the international CITES Convention.
- We transport the orchestra instruments and accessories we hire out and, on request can also carry own orchestra instruments, using our specially equipped tour trucks.
- Our experienced stage service team, comprising orchestra attendants, stage managers and stage assistants, handles the entire stage set-up and dismantling process. They will take care of your complete concert tour. Day and night - at any time!
- Your safety is very important to us! So all our electric-powered hire items and musical instruments are regularly inspected in accordance with the statutory German DGUV Vorschrift 3 - accident prevention regulations. They come with an up-to-date inspection sticker and the relevant inspection reports.
- Our hire instruments and other rental items are always clean and perfectly maintained.
- Protection against infection: Before and after each rental, all of our musical instruments and other rental objects are disinfected against viruses and bacteria.
Our extensive rental portfolio offers you items to hire ranging from inexpensive instruments to top-brand orchestra instruments from leading manufacturers or craft workshops. If we happen to not have a very specific musical instrument in stock, we can procure it for you very quickly thanks to our unmatched array of contacts worldwide.
Get in touch with us, we will be glad to help you.
Because our philosophy is all about assuring your success on-stage.