Our grand and upright pianos have participated in international instrument tests since 1988 and were repeatedly able to bring home top marks. The numerous awards provide proof that the quality of Schimmel instruments is universally acclaimed by experts. For this reason we are exceptionally proud that our grand pianos receive good marks in the traditional instrument tests carried out by the major musical periodicals in France.
For example, Le Monde de la Musique wrote the following about the C169 Tradition: ‘Its attractive, natural note lengths combined with a velvety and warm construction of tonal colours are suitable for the widest range of repertoire…it stands out as a grand piano with noble character: the greatest care in its manufacture and its richness in tonal colouring predestine the instrument for musicians.’
The periodical Pianiste describes the C189 Tradition as ‘a grand piano which is suitable for all musical styles and can be adapted for a variety of different situations thanks to its excellent tonal vibrancy..’
‘A wonderful instrument representing the pinnacle of piano manufacturing!’ said Pianiste magazine, referring to the Konzert K132. ‘This piano is theatrical.’ is the verdict of the periodical Diapason. ‘The homogeneity of all registers is faultless. The feeling of touch allows all performing intentions to be fully expressed and displays no weak points…This is an authentic piano from the good old days: the type of instrument which was formerly bought for life.’