Petrof Celebrates its 155th Anniversary with Partners All Over the World

Antonín Petrof has built his first grand piano 155 years ago. Many things have changed since then. The company has grown and sells musical instruments worldwide. PETROF instruments are played by for example Ivo Kahánek, David Helfgott or Paul McCartney. On the occasion of the 155th-anniversary celebration of the company, a spectacular gathering is held, where business partners from 50 countries, music associations chiefs, musicians and journalists have been invited.

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Jeffrey Lee
Top 25 Women of the Czech Republic

At the beginning of this year, the results of the 14th annual prestigious survey TOP 25 Women of the Czech Republic presented by Hospodářské noviny, were published. The main goal of this survey is to reward successful and bold women from the world of business and public sphere.

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Czech Superbrands Award 2019

The company PETROF has received the Czech Superbrands Award for 2019! The Superbrands seal is only given to a handful of selected brands with an outstanding reputation - customers associate important values with these brands and thus have a personal relationship with them.

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Jan Petrof Receives Honorary Doctorate

Ing. Jan Petrof, representative of the fourth generation of the Petrof family, received a honorary doctorate in Management and the Golden Medal of the University of Hradec Králové (UHK) on 28 November 2018. The university has acknowledged his merits in the restoration of the forcibly ruptured tradition of his family business, which is today once again the largest European piano manufacturer.

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Building of the Year in the Hradec Králové Region

The trade and cultural centre PETROF Gallery can now take pride in receiving the title “Building of 2018 in the Hradec Králové Region”. 

The ceremonial result announcement of the 15th “Building of the Year” competition took place on 27th November 2018 in the Research Library of Hradec Králové. This year, there were 13 buildings competing for the title with PETROF Gallery becoming the winner.

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A Tour of China with PETROF

Traditional PETROF Tour in China, this year called “Swan Lake on PETROF Waves” went on during three weeks of October with participation of an exquisite pianist Jana Chaudhuri and exceptional flautist Anežka Beščecová. The tour enjoyed great interest.

The tour consisted of 12 concerts in different parts of China, e.g. Beijing, Xiamen, Nanjing, and also Hong Kong.

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The First Virtual Piano

The French company of Modartt, which develops and provides software for artistic and technological applications, releases the very first physically-modelled PETROF virtual instrument for use in the Pianoteq application.

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A Tribute to Founder Antonín Petrof

Before long it will be 155 years since the founding of the PETROF family firm. We owe it to the founder, Antonín Petrof, who first gained experience in Vienna and then returned to Hradec Králové, where in 1864 he built his first grand piano in his father’s former joinery in a house by the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

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Successful International Competition in Mexico

On March 12 - 18, 2018, the First CUERVO-PETROF International Piano Competition took place in Tequila, Mexico. The organizers, Jose Cuervo Foundation (Mexico) and Petrof Pianos (Czech Republic), joined efforts with the aim of supporting young pianists ages 24 and younger, offering them a highly competitive platform to showcase their skills and talent.

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DUO PETROF Wins First Prize at International Competition

Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva, known in the international scene as DUO PETROF, won the first prize at the 2018 edition of the most important international competition for professional piano duos. After several months of evaluation based on recordings and live performances, eight ensembles were invited for a final concert in the city of Colorado Springs, USA, in January 2018.

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Successes in China

Over the past several days we have managed to strengthen both our friendship and business relations in China. During October we co-organised the multi-venue tour of the renowned Czech pianist Jitka Páleníčková Čechová. In just ten days she gave eleven concerts in Beijing, Dalian and other Chinese cities, where she superbly represented Czech culture through the "Bedřich Smetana’s Music Salon" programme.

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