THE PIANO SOLOIST AND COMPOSER BEN DAWSON ON THE P 284 MISTRAL

„When I was asked if I would like to play a PETROF piano on my tour of the Czech and Slovak Republics, I immediately seized the opportunity. PETROF is a worldwide name. I’d known of the make over many years, but rarely had the chance actually to play on a PETROF. That’s why I was so happy now. Such a warm and rich tone, such clear reverberation! I’m looking forward to playing one again. Thank you!
Ben Dawson

ARGENTINE PIANIST ANTONIO FORMARO ABOUT THE P 159 BORA GRAND PIANO

„Greetings to you. I’m Antonio Formaro from Argentina and just now I’m in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. Today I’ve been working with this instrument from the PETROF company’s workshop. I would say this is a comparatively small grand piano. The „Bora 159“ model, however, although reduced in length and equal in width in comparison with other instruments from PETROF’s workshop, is characterised by the rich, compact sound of the instrument’s middle range. In my opinion this is an unusual feature in pianos of this size and there are hardly any similar models available on the market. I think this is a splendid instrument for professionals living in flats or smaller houses, as well as for concerts in smaller concert halls.It is especially interesting that the sound in the middle range is very compact and its deeper part produces tones of such depth as to make you think you’re playing on a larger instrument. The same applies to the upper range, which offers enough distinctiveness for the playing of every kind of tone. For this reason I regard it as an excellent and unique instrument of its type.“

RUDOLF FIRKUŠNÝ ON PETROF INSTRUMENTS.

„It was an experience to play on a Petrof instrument, whose sound and action let the player produce the slightest nuance of tone he may desire“
Rudolf Firkušný
 

THE PIANIST JANA CHAUDHURI APPRECIATES THE ROMANTIC TONE OF PETROF PIANOS

"I recently had the honour of playing with my respected colleague Igor Ardashev in the Beijing National Polly Theatre and at the Czech Embassy in Beijing. We played on the ANT.PETROF 275, a beautiful new concert grand, and a PETROF P210 Pasat.I was personally most impressed with the PETROF grand’s romantic tone. These pianos really have managed to maintain their long historical inheritance. Their reputation, sound, quality and precise design are renowned in my part of the world and I can warmly recommend them to anyone, pianists and audiences alike."

THE PIANIST HANA SLADKÁ AND HER FAMILY PRAISE THE P 131

Dear Mrs Petrofová

I should like to thank you for receiving our whole family in such a kind and professional way, and for giving us of your time in your beautiful piano salon. Your PETROF P 131 upright is a truly splendid instrument. The month we have spent playing on it has been a pleasure not just for me and my husband, but for everyone who has had the chance to listen. The more I play it, the more I am delighted that we chose it. The sound is superb, absolutely crystal clear. I wish you every success and indeed the very best, not just you personally but your whole family and of course the PETROF company. Please accept my best wishes, and I look forward to working with you again.

THE PIANIST LUKÁŠ HRUBEŠ ON THE P 125 F UPRIGHT.

"Usually, when a pianist comes across an upright, he sees it as a temporary instrument for practising before playing a grand, or as a convenient option for spaces where a classical grand won’t fit. Yet I would say that this P 125 F, which I’ve had the chance to try out for myself, effectively eliminates any difference the pianist may perceive between playing a grand piano, and playing an ordinary upright merely for practice purposes. Its action really makes you feel as if you were playing a grand, without in any way losing its typical, high-quality PETROF sound. Now of course one can’t contend that an upright should replace a grand on the concert platform, but even so I’m sure that this instrument would work perfectly on stages where a grand wouldn’t fit, or as a professional concert instrument for pianists to get ready in the vestibule, or else as a musical instrument for teaching piano-playing in smaller spaces.“

Lukáš Hrubeš