The Burkart Professional piccolo is the best intermediate piccolo
Burkart piccolos are unsurpassed in tone and playability, achieved through the selection and aging of the finest woods and the careful voicing of each instrument.
Burkart Professional Series piccolos deliver a full, flute-like sound with ease of response and articulation throughout the range of the instrument. Advancing artists benefit from ease of response in the high register and improvements to resonance and articulation in the low register. The Professional Series piccolos offer three headjoint options:
- Burkart: The rectangular shape of this embouchure is slightly overcut at the sides of the embouchure hole for an open, "flute-like" sound that blends well in ensembles. A most flexible headjoint style, it can be pushed to the extremes of fortissimo high notes without being shrill, and can produce a colorful, sustained diminuendo.
- Clarion: This relatively small embouchure hole, with modest rounding of the edges, is reminiscent of early French and German piccolos. The tone it produces is very focused and sweet. For players using a small aperture when playing, it will have the most stable, clear tone of the various headjoint styles.
- Modified Wave: The headjoint profile is carved with a slightly higher front wall (the blowing edge) and lower back wall against which the chin rests. It produces a very rich, clean, projecting tone, with easy control of dynamics. The low register is very focused, enabling good projection and articulation.
To service or repair your Burkart, contact 978-425-4500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found in the repairs and maintenance section of their website.