Museum PETROF, Hradec Kralove

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Petrof is a Czech piano manufacturer. It is the leading European piano manufacturer, exporting to more than 60 countries.
The company was founded in 1864 in Hradec Králové, Czech Kingdom, by Antonín Petrof (d. 1915), who had studied piano making in Vienna at renowned companies such as Heitzmann, Friedrich Ehrbar und Schweighofer.
The owner Antonín Petrof was awarded an imperial and royal warrant of appointment to the court of Austria-Hungary. In 1924 was company except for Europe exporting its pianos to Japan, China, Australia and South America.
At the World Exhibition 1934 in Brussels, the Petrof instruments won the gold medal. At that time, approximately 400 people worked at their factory.
In 1948, Petrof was socialize, though reprivatized between 1991 and 1998. Petrof is currently led by two sisters from the fifth generation of the Petrof family and produces approximately 5000 upright pianos and 900 grand pianos. Petrof is known for several innovations, such as ways to adjust the mechanics and particularly pressure point through magnetic systems.
Petrof pianos have had many famous admirers, including among others: Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Sviatoslav Richter, Count Basie, Richard Clayderman, Ennio Morricone and Mark Levinson.
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  • Our family thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Petrof piano factory and museum. Seeing how these quality instruments are crafted was a privilege and we were able to play some at the end of the tour...  more »
  • This museum is situated directly into the factory of the company. It is such a good idea, here they don't have just a showroom but a whole museum about pianos! I saw upright pianos, grand pianos...  more »
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  • Exceeded all expectations. A very nice and helpful guide took us through the factory and museum. We learned about the history of Petrof pianos and got a good glimpse into how the pianos are made.
  • Awesome experience at the Petrof MUSEUM! So much to see and learn. I recommend the TOUR. I spent a whole day there...! And make sure you buy a PIANO! =)
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