Petrof

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This article is about the Czech piano manufacturer. For other uses, see Petrof (disambiguation).
Petrof
Industry Musical instruments
Founded 1864
Founder Antonín Petrof
Headquarters Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Zuzana Ceralová Petrofová
Products Grand pianos and upright pianos
Production output
Yearly around 1,750 new grand pianos and 12,000 uprights[1]
Number of employees
about 1,000[1]
Website petrof.com
Auditioning Petrof pianos at the factory
1895 ad for Petrof pianos

Petrof is a Czech piano manufacturer.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1864 in Hradec Králové by Antonín Petrof (d. 1915), who had studied piano making in Vienna.

The owner Anton Petrof was awarded an imperial and royal warrant of appointment to the court of Austria-Hungary.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Williams, John-Paul (2002). The Piano, p. 90. New York: Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-8151-6.
  2. ^ Handbuch des Allerhöchsten Hofes und des Hofstaates Seiner K. und K. Apostolischen Majestät., Vienna: K.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1917, p. 517 

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Coordinates: 50°11′31.75″N 15°51′3.33″E / 50.1921528°N 15.8509250°E / 50.1921528; 15.8509250