The greatest success story in piano history

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Then

and

Now...

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1864

Petrof Pianos is founded
by Antonin Petrof

1950's

1948

The fame and reputation of the Petrof Pianos continued across Europe as they won more and more awards and acclaim. The third generation of the Petrofs passes away along with the era of socialism. A new start in an utterly new political and economic climate was awaiting the fourth generation. Through all these years since the factory was taken, the Petrof factory had remained a state owned company.

Communists seize power. The Piano factory was one of the first on the black list and the factory owners are forced to leave the factory at gun point. Later their homes were searched and gold coins, jewelry, paintings, and other valuables were taken and displayed in an exhibit which factory workers, school children, and the public were required to view to see how rich the owners were. The Petrof family was either jailed or sent to labor. The children were not allowed to attend secondary school. It was a very difficult time for the family and the factory workers who were working under communist control.  Only one member of the Petrof family was released from prison early in 1964. Antonin Petrof, 84 years old, was released because he had tuberculosis and posed a threat to the other inmates. He died a week after being released.

1997

In 1997 the state plant was transformed into a joint stock company with the fourth generation of the Petrofs in charge. In 2001 the factory became PETROF Ltd. with Jan Petrof becoming its President. After 53 years the company was also able to repossess the 500 year old home inHradec Kralove, where founder Antonin Petrof had constructed his first grand piano. The factory expanded to 210,000 sq meters and employing 1200 people.

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2004

In 2004, the 5th generation of Petrofs, Zuzana Ceralova Petrofova took charge of the company. In 2008, with the global financial crisis and the substantial fall of the US dollar, piano manufacturers had to fight to keep their customers and only the strongest were able to survive. In order to save the company, some unpopular measures had to be taken. The restructuring Zuzana faced included selling off some unnecessary builds (including the historical house in Hradec Kralove. She also started to focus on paying off bank loans as soon as possible, as the family had only obtained a mere 4% of the shares in the privatization of the company. As the bank loans were payed down, they achieved more and more ownership of Petrof.

Today Petrof is the largest producer of pianos in Europe.
The family owned factory moves forward with a passion only found through
hardship and family pride with determination to build the worlds finest pianos.

hardship and

family pride

STANDARD SERIES

Instruments in the standard line are made in small series. During some manufacturing steps handcraft is replaced with mechanization. This fact allows the productions of a wide range of designs and surface finishes, while maintaining a favourable ratio between quality and price. The instruments in the standard line have a unique sound character and are made in a wide range of designs, which gives the client the option to choose a piano matching his expectations and interior. These instruments can be fitted with a magnetic balance action (MBA) or a magnetic accelerated action (MAA).

Model P 194 Storm 6'3"

Model P 194 Storm 6'3"

Model P 173 Breeze 5'6"

Model P 173 Breeze 5'6"

Model P 159 Bora 5'2"

Model P 159 Bora 5'2"

STANDARD SERIES Grand Models

  • Quarter sawn resonant spruce soundboards and ribs

  • Spruce and ebony keyboard with POLYplex key tops

  • Laminated beech pinblock

  • High quality Abel hammers

  • Grey cast iron plate

  • Shaped laminated pressed pieces of beech and birch wood frame

  • Solid spruce posts

  • MAPES string wire and DEGEN copper windings from Adolf Edelhoff strings

  • Available in: Ebony polish

MASTER SERIES

Top quality instruments in the master line are all individually handmade by our most experienced craftsmen. The creation of such an instrument takes approximately 9 months, obviously with a careful choice of the materials used. These instruments are destined to be used in concert halls and by professionals. These instruments are fitted with a classic action as standard, or upon customer request, with a magnetic balanced action (MBA) or a magnetic accelerated action (MAA). Before delivering to a client, every master piece is played by experienced pianists, whose comments help to fine-tune the instrument to its maximum perfection.

Model P 284 Mistral 9'2"

Model P 284 Mistral 9'2"

Model P 237 Monsoon 7'5"

Model P 237 Monsoon 7'5"

Model P 210 Pasat 6'10"

Model P 210 Pasat 6'10"

MASTER SERIES Grand Models

  • Quarter sawn resonant spruce

  • Spruce and ebony keyboard with POLYplex key tops

  • Laminated beech pinblock

  • High quality Abel hammers

  • Grey cast iron plate

  • Shaped laminated pressed pieces of beech and birch wood frame

  • Solid spruce posts

  • MAPES string wire and DEGEN copper windings from Adolf Edelhoff strings

  • Available in: Ebony polish

STYLE SERIES

Top quality instruments in the Style line are all individually handmade by our most experienced craftsmen. The creation of such an instrument takes approximately 9 months, obviously with a careful choice of the materials used. These instruments are destined to be used in concert halls and by professionals. These instruments are fitted with a classic action as standard, or upon customer request, with a magnetic balanced action (MBA) or a magnetic accelerated action (MAA). Before delivering to a client, every master piece is played by experienced pianists, whose comments help to fine-tune the instrument to its maximum perfection. The Style series takes Master series quality and puts them into a stylish decorative cabinet that is sure to impress.

Model P 194 Storm Style 6'3"

Model P 194 Storm Style 6'3"

Model P 173 Breeze Klasik 5'6"

Model P 173 Breeze Klasik 5'6"

Model P 173 Breeze Chippendale 5'6"

Model P 173 Breeze Chippendale 5'6"

Model P 173 Breeze Demichippendale 5

Model P 173 Breeze Demichippendale 5

Model P 173 Breeze Rococo 5'6"

Model P 173 Breeze Rococo 5'6"

Model P 159 Bora Demichippendale 5'2

Model P 159 Bora Demichippendale 5'2

STYLE SERIES Grand Models

  • Quarter sawn resonant spruce soundboards and ribs

  • Spruce and ebony keyboard with POLYplex key tops

  • Laminated beech pinblock

  • Grey cast iron plate

  • Shaped laminated pressed pieces of beech and birch wood frame

  • Solid spruce posts

  • MAPES string wire and DEGEN copper windings from Adolf Edelhoff strings

  • Available in: Various finishes

Unique Grand Collection

Model P 210 Peter Krsak (custom desi

Model P 210 Peter Krsak (custom desi

Model P 194 Sabina

Model P 194 Sabina

Model P IV Rokoko Gold 5'6"

Model P IV Rokoko Gold 5'6"

Model P IV Baroko 5'6"

Model P IV Baroko 5'6"

Model Petroff III Jubilee

Model Petroff III Jubilee

Pianobar

Pianobar

MIDDLE SERIES

The upright piano middle series provides the largest range of different models and color finishes, allowing the possibility to select the instrument so that it corresponds with the interior in which it is situated. These instruments rank among the most favored not only thanks to this fact, but also thanks to their excellent dynamic characteristics and sound. These upright pianos are used not only for every day playing and rehearsing, but also as accompanying instruments for singing and recitation; therefore they are suitable for music schools and homes. You can appreciate many wonderful moments with your family around these instruments.

P 118 G2 Upright Piano 46"

P 118 G2 Upright Piano 46"

P 118 P1 Upright Piano 46"

P 118 P1 Upright Piano 46"

P 118 M1 Upright Piano 46"

P 118 M1 Upright Piano 46"

MIDDLE SERIES Upright Models

  • Quarter sawn resonant spruce soundboards

  • Spruce keyboard with POLYplex key tops

  • Laminated beech pinblock

  • Bridges are constructed of sold beech hardwood

  • Brass agraffes are used on all 88 notes to assure precise string alignment and easy tuning.

  • Frame is made of select beech and spruce wood

  • Aluminum action rails

  • Available in: Various finishes

HIGHER SERIES

The models of the higher series of upright pianos are highly favored and they satisfy even the most demanding players. Thanks to their size, they give considerable dynamic possibilities whilst preserving excellent sound. Such instruments make a very elegant impression particularly because of their favorable proportion of height and the possibility of different variants of the body equipped with optional accessories. Such instruments are suitable for rehearsal rooms, halls and larger rooms of music institutions. Their mighty sound complies with the demands of accompanying instruments for ballet, musicals, classic and modern dance.

P 125 M1 Upright Piano 48"

P 125 M1 Upright Piano 48"

P 125 K1 Upright Piano 48"

P 125 K1 Upright Piano 48"

P 125 F1 Upright Piano 48"

P 125 F1 Upright Piano 48"

P 125 G1 Upright Piano 48"

P 125 G1 Upright Piano 48"

P 122 N2 Upright Piano 46"

P 122 N2 Upright Piano 46"

HIGHER SERIES Upright Models

  • Quarter sawn resonant spruce soundboards

  • Spruce keyboard with POLYplex key tops

  • Laminated beech pinblock

  • Bridges are constructed of solid beech hardwood

  • Brass agraffes are used on all 88 notes to assure precise string alignment and easy tuning

  • Frame is made of select beech and spruce wood

  • Aluminum action rails

  • Available in: Various finishes

HIGHEST SERIES

Instruments of this line are high upright pianos of a concert character, the sound of which stays melodious, tender and sophisticated, despite having a large sound volume comparable with the smallest grand pianos. One can only respect the energy radiating from these instruments. Pianos with a height of 135 cm are supplied with a moulding extension while maintaining the moderated moulding, controlled by a Bowden cable located under the playing frame.

P 135 K1 Upright Piano 52"

P 135 K1 Upright Piano 52"

P 131 M1 Upright Piano 50"

P 131 M1 Upright Piano 50"

P 131 M1 Upright Piano 51.5"

P 131 M1 Upright Piano 51.5"

HIGHEST SERIES Upright Models

  • Quarter sawn resonant spruce soundboards

  • Spruce keyboard with POLYplex key tops

  • Laminated beech pinblock

  • Bridges are constructed of solid beech hardwood

  • Brass agraffes are used on all 88 notes to assure precise string alignment and easy tuning

  • Frame is made of select beech and spruce wood

  • Aluminum action rails

  • Available in: Various finishes

Unique Upright Collection

P 127 Next Upright Piano 48"

P 127 Next Upright Piano 48"

Magic Egg Upright Piano 46"

Magic Egg Upright Piano 46"

P 125 G1 Stardust Lion Upright Piano

P 125 G1 Stardust Lion Upright Piano

P 125 F1 Lion Cut Crystal Upright Pi

P 125 F1 Lion Cut Crystal Upright Pi

P 125 Limited Edition Upright Piano

P 125 Limited Edition Upright Piano

P 125 F1 Palisandr Upright Piano 48"

P 125 F1 Palisandr Upright Piano 48"

P 125 F1 Tineo Upright Piano 48"

P 125 F1 Tineo Upright Piano 48"

P 125 M1 Bubinga Upright Piano 48"

P 125 M1 Bubinga Upright Piano 48"

P 125 M1 Myrtle Upright Piano 48"

P 125 M1 Myrtle Upright Piano 48"

P 125 M1 Venice Upright Piano 48"

P 125 M1 Venice Upright Piano 48"