In the patented Schimmel Konzert Concept, utilised in the Classic series, the well-established and ideal construction concepts for the large Konzert grand piano K 280, have been consistently integrated into the smaller model and, where possible, with identical construction.
This enables pianists to enjoy the benefits of the outstanding touch and tonal characteristics of a large concert grand even when performing on smaller models. This concept and the Schimmel family of sound is unique worldwide.
- Konzert grand piano action
- Enlarged soundboard
- The ideal soundboard wood – exclusive to Schimmel
- Full size concert grand piano scale
- Triplex Scale
- Key tops made of mineral material and ebony wood
- Most played German piano
- Dynamic bar
- Mass reduced bridge
- Adjustable gliders
- Most highly awarded
The German Standard
A shining example of exclusive instruments “Made In Germany”, Schimmel Classic pianos are built with balanced, harmonious sound and quality which has proven itself over the decades. Classic pianos offer the basis for premium “all round” application for both institutional and private use.
Since 1885, Schimmel pianos have left their mark on European sound culture. The symbiosis of uncompromising aesthetics in sound and form, centuries old craftsmanship and the results of the latest scientific research results in instruments ranking among the most exquisite world wide. Each instrument is hand crafted in Schimmel’s own plant in Brunswick, Germany, by 220 skilled piano builders, cultivating a family tradition dating back to 1885.
Germany’s largest and most awarded piano manufacturer promises to delight the eyes and ears. This highly awarded grand piano range includes models for home, studio, school and performance venue.
Made in Braunschweig, Germany
Products made in Germany have an excellent international reputation. This is because German products, like Schimmel upright and grand pianos, stand for the art of engineering as well as innovation, design, craftsmanship and, of course, reliability – in short, quality that people trust in worldwide.
Schimmel is proud to be one of the handful of authentic German manufacturers, with all Konzert and Classic models produced at their factory in Brunswick, Germany, and receiving the 100% “BVK Certificate of German Piano Manufacture”. All Wilhelm piano models receive BVK Certified European Manufacture Certificate.
How Schimmel Quality Is Created
The Soundboard is the soul and voice of a piano. In it is concealed the secrets of tone quality and carrying power of a Schimmel grand or upright piano. Schimmel Scale Designs form the basis of extraordinary tone quality. The sound spectrum and timbers are of exemplary richness, enabling the pianist to precisely transform their artistic intentions into sound.
The Backframe Assembly of a Schimmel piano is solidly built and time tested. Together with the heavy cast-iron plate, it bears almost 18 tonnes of string tension. The Schimmel Keyboard and Action Assembly, designed by Schimmel and produced in Germany, features painstakingly optimised leverage ratios and reliability. Its dynamic modulation potential enables the finest nuances in sound.
In Australia, the Schimmel name receives great recognition. Admired by competitors, Schimmel is chosen as the piano partner for Royal South Street Ballarat, the Ringwood Eisteddfod, and the Australian International Opera Award. Konzert Piano installations in Victoria alone including leading education institutes like the Australian Catholic University, Genazzano FCJ College, Hailebury College Keysborough, St. Margarets College Berwick and Presbyterian Ladies College Burwood, while performance venue owners include Mornington Wilson Theatre, Rippon Lea Estate Ballroom (The National Trust Of Australia Vic), Wesley Performing Arts Centre Horsham and the Victorian Music Teachers Association.
Since 1996, Schimmel has been distributed in Australia by Musico Pty Ltd, one of the country’s leading piano importers. The network of dealers includes retailers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, who offer a superlative range of Schimmel upright and grand pianos with unmatched service. Schimmel trained technicians are on the ground to support the long life of Schimmel instruments.
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