- Howard Schott
(b Hofheim-am-Taunus, May 10, 1744; d Mainz, 1799 or 1817). German piano maker. According to Colt, in 1777 he married and was made a freeman of Mainz and a member of the goldsmiths guild. In 1788 or thereabouts he was appointed Hof Orgel und Instrumentenmacher, responsible mainly for maintaining keyboard instruments. Heilman’s three surviving grand pianos (two others are attributed to him) resemble Stein’s although in ...