High-end German manufacturer Seiler is relatively new to the concert-grand market, having had a 9′ grand in production for only about 15 years. At present, the production is overseen by Julius Feurich, who was the last in his family to produce the famous Feurich piano in Germany.
Schimmel’s model line distributed in North America comprises four categories: Konzert (K) and Classic (C), made in Germany; Wilhelm Schimmel (W), assembled in Poland; and Fridolin Schimmel (F), made in China by Pearl River, Schimmel’s new owner. Here we review a Wilhelm Schimmel grand and a Classic series upright.
In 2014, Petrof released the first model of its new Ant. Petrof line, named in tribute to the company’s founder, Antonín Petrof. According to Petrof, these pianos are the results of years of development and testing, and represent the top of their line, combining contemporary technological innovation with traditional craftsmanship.
Seiler Brings Premium Action Technology to the Mid-priced ED Series
Members of the piano industry often speak of the imminent demise of the acoustic upright. However, Seiler’s SMR-equipped instruments can provide a means of enhancing the action performance of a vertical piano in a way that requires less of a compromise when compared to a grand.