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 family tradition.
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 construction materials
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.
The best quality materials are a crucial part of our construction process. In 2007, PETROF was granted the EEX certificate which has been a part of all our instruments in form of a seal since then. It guarantees the European origin and premium quality of all our materials.
PhDr. Yvonna Ronzová
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