PETROF is currently the largest producer of acoustic grand and upright pianos in Europe. It trades in 5 continents and exports to over 65 countries the world over. Since 1864, when Antonín Petrof built his first piano, we have produced under the PETROF name roughly 630,000 instruments and many others within the PETROF Brand Family. PETROF pianos are popular among musicians above all for their unusually soft, gentle, rounded and romantic tone. Over the decades of their production much has changed, but precise work by hand, careful selection of materials and the unchanging romantic sound endure. Countless famous performers and well-known personalities have fallen in love with PETROF instruments, and the representatives of the fifth generation proudly continue in their honorable trade and family tradition.
The instruments in this series display the meticulous manual work of our highly experienced master pianomakers. An instrument of this sort normally takes 9-12 months to build and bears the names of the skilled pianomakers, the intoners and the tuners as well as the good name of the entire Petrof family. Pianos of the Master series are intended for use by professionals and in concert halls, where their romantic, soft and unusually rich tone tone will resound to best advantage. Dozens of experienced pianists, with their knowledge and close scrutiny, have contributed to the development of every instrument, and helped us to achieve even greater perfection.
We have a completely individual approach towards the building of our Standard Series models, which enables us to devote the greatest care to each one. This produces instruments that despite their size arouse in both pianist and listener alike the emotions and atmosphere of a large concert hall. The pianos in this series are produced in three lengths and a colourful variety of finishes. These instruments are distinguished not only by their sound properties, but also by the fact that one can select a piano that perfectly suits the interior or hall for which it is intended.
Apart from the grand pianos in the Master Series, the Standard Series and the Style collection, our workshops also build quite unique pianos for special occasions and to meet customers’ requirements. We thereby create custom built pianos with a style and an exceptional sound that hit just the right note with our clients.
Instruments of this height range are the tallest upright pianos of concert type, and have a surprisingly powerful yet gentle tone that will transport you to the concert hall. We have proved many times that thanks to their quality these models can gratify even the most discerning musician. They glow with energy and with that characteristic romantic tone that is continually being perfected by our technology. This is a further cause for us to celebrate the growing popularity of PETROF uprights in the world.
Pianos of the Higher Series have captured the hearts of our customers, with whom they are traditionally the most popular instruments. The main reason for this is the optimal height of the instruments, which at the same time maintain their outstanding acoustic capacity. This gives them a wide dynamic range and an unusually rich sound. These pianos are very elegant and ideal for many types of studio and hall. They also make fine instruments to accompany ballet, musicals, or classical dance. We produce Higher Series instruments in a number of variants, and confidently assert that every pianist will find in this series a design that appeals to him.
We produce the pianos in our Middle Series with a view to their preserving all the qualities the public appreciates. These include clear, elegant design, simple shapes excellent dynamic qualities and above all a romantic, rounded tone. The size of these instruments belies the power of their sound and allows anyone who sits down to play it to develop his talent. Pianos from the Middle Series will come to be your companion for everyday playing and practising, and smooth the path of your musical education.
The upright models in the Style Collection derive from successful grand pianos in the same series. The high proportion of work done by hand makes every instrument an original, encapsulating the personalities of our craftsmen. Our master carver’s inspiration comes from Rococo and Classical art. For their part, our intoners endow the hammers with the necessary qualities to give the piano its typically open, rounded and romantic tone. The Style Collection series enjoys great popularity with our customers, and for this very reason has become an integral part of our production.