No.1 Selling European Made Pianos
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. Our 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
Antonín Petrof produced his
first grand piano in 1864, thereby laying the foundations for the
production of the masterly musical instruments of the PETROF brand. In
the course of a few years he turned a small workshop into a successful
factory, which stands in Hradec Kralove in the heart of the Czech
Republic and Europe to this day. The path among the leading European
piano manufacturers, however, was not always rosy.
Yet despite this difficult
path five generations of Petrofs have earned worldwide success. Their
brilliantly pure, rich sound and excellent craftsmanship lend PETROF's
grand and upright pianos an unprecedented reputation. 80% of the
production process lies in the hands of our skilled piano makers,
intoners and tuners, whose rich experience we have accumulated over many
decades. Every instrument that leaves our factory represents the good
name of its builders.
Today the whole musical
world knows the top quality instruments from the Hradec Kralove factory.
For this very reason PETROF has gained a host of awards - from
King George Medal of the London Exhibition, through the Grand Prix of
Paris, Barcelona and Brussels, to the title "Family Silver" and Czech
Goodwill 2015. All instruments are also marked with the seal of European
Excellence, which attests the European origin and the quality of the
Development activity at
PETROF has a long tradition. In 1954, we founded our Department of
Research and Development where we further perfect our instruments, and
measure and fine tune every part of the piano that affects its acoustic
properties. Our piano craftsmen hand down their skills from generation
to generation, making PETROF one of the leading innovators in the
piano making industry.
In November 2014, PETROF
launched ANT. PETROF Premium Series on the occasion of the company's 150th anniversary and in
the honour of its founder Antonín Petrof, we broadened our PETROF Brand
Family portfolio by adding the top premium brand ANT. PETROF.
Under this name we produce concert instruments for the best players that
embody the boldest dreams of the artist's soul, and open the hearts of
even the most critical audience.
Instrument with a
World-Class Concert Quality Piano
construction of the instruments
rich, singing tone and full of color
World's No. 1 Selling
European Made Piano
Used by renowned concert
pianists and leading music colleges throughout the world