PETROF’s acoustic instruments stir the hearts of music lovers with their typically romantic, rounded and gentle tone. The company’s reputation has spread all over the world and we are proud to be able to continue the family tradition of piano building begun in 1864 by Antonín Petrof, the company founder. Our portfolio is very wide and has gained an array of patents including the declaration of quality construction materials and their European origin - the European Excellence Seal (EEX).
PETROF grand pianos represent the experience of renowned master pianomakers, whose manual work makes up 80% of the manufacturing process. Their hands create instruments of world-class quality as well unique models in a diversity of artistic styles, in exact accordance with our customers’ wishes.
The acme of our craft
The instruments in this series display the meticulous manual work of our highly experienced master pianomakers. An instrument of this sort normally takes 9-12 months to build and bears the names of the skilled pianomakers, the intoners and the tuners as well as the good name of the entire Petrof family. Pianos of the Master series are intended for use by professionals and in concert halls, where their romantic, soft and unusually rich tone tone will resound to best advantage. Dozens of experienced pianists, with their knowledge and close scrutiny, have contributed to the development of every instrument, and helped us to achieve even greater perfection.
Perfection without compromise
We present to you our masterpiece, the flagship of the PETROF brand - the Mistral concert grand. Measuring 2,840 mm in length it is our largest piano, and is beloved of musicians the world over chiefly for its tremendous bass and resonant treble. Artists find in it a trusty companion when performing the most demanding works; it also has a highly presentable appearance and possesses the soft, romantic tone so characteristic of all PETROF grand pianos.
The professionals’ dream come true
The Monsoon grand boasts a refined, balanced sound, which is best suited to large music halls and recording studios. It has a characteristic romantic tone, and allows musicians complete scope for the expression of their feelings with its faultless action and speed of response. This is an instrument built by the best and most experienced masters of their craft. It represents the optimal balance between size and performance and makes for an impressive addition to a prestigious hotel or any other formal space.
Pride in every tone
PETROF’s best-selling grand piano and the darling of musical exhibitions - this is the masterly P210 Pasat grand. Its dimensions allow its sound to stand out even in the smallest spaces: chamber music salons, studios and in the home. Anywhere you choose it will conjure up the atmosphere of the most famous concert halls. The list of its successes fills us with parental pride. We shall feel honoured if you too fall in love with its romantic, clear and singing tone.
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.
Acoustic instruments with soul
We have a completely individual approach towards the building of our Standard Series models, which enables us to devote the greatest care to each one. This produces instruments that despite their size arouse in both pianist and listener alike the emotions and atmosphere of a large concert hall. The pianos in this series are produced in three lengths and a colourful variety of finishes. These instruments are distinguished not only by their sound properties, but also by the fact that one can select a piano that perfectly suits the interior or hall for which it is intended.
Arouses a storm of emotions
The Storm is true to its name, being the piano with the greatest sound potential of the whole Standard Series. It imprints a deep emotional experience within the pianist, and in the hearts of the listeners, that often cannot be put into words. The uniqueness of the moment will strike you as soon as you hear the first sounds coming from this the largest piano in the Standard Series. Its versatility builds bridges across musical genres. It is popular with a demanding clientele and colleges of music, as well as for musical performances at smaller halls and functions.
The Breeze has gentle and romantic caress. Its effortless touch renders it all the more inspiring and personal. If you let it, it will reach into the innermost recesses of your soul. With its kind assistance you will dare to venture where previously you might have been afraid even to look. Its perfect proportions make it an enhancement to any stylish household or educational institution.
The little big grand piano
Its size is the only thing that makes the Bora a small instrument. As soon as the hammers hit the strings, you will discover its wonderful, rich and surprisingly powerful sound. Once again we have put the very best materials, technology and design features of concert instruments into its construction. Its potential greatly transcends its actual size. Professional players favour it for practice purposes and domestic use.
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.“
The sensuous work of our master carver
For building the grand pianos in our Style Collection we have taken inspiration from the artistic styles of the Rococo and Classical periods. Their beauty lies in the originality of every instrument we build, and the precision of their construction, which embodies the consummate skills of our craftsmen. The Style collection enjoys great popularity among our customers, and they have become an integral part of our production.
A nobleman with a romantic soul
The Breeze Rococo boasts the romantic, unmistakable tone so characteristic of all PETROF grands. It is distinguished from the other instruments by its appearance. We build it in the Rococo style - finished in white and decorated with patinaed elements, ensuring the Breeze Rococo a place in home interiors of similar style. It can also stand out as a special feature in modern interiors.
Enriches the world of music and art
The Breeze Chippendale has distinctively formed curves, making it ideal for stylishly furnished interiors. This piano immediately draws attention not just because of its beautiful appearance, but also its characteristic singing tone, which stirs the hearts of every music lover. We make it with a white, walnut and mahogany, or high-gloss black finish, among others, depending on the customer’s wishes.
The embodiment of elegance and refined taste
Another member of PETROF’s Style Collection is the Breeze Demichippendale - a grand piano whose artistic design appeals to all the senses. The heart is moved by Its rich and romantic tone, while the eye is gratified by its elegant lines. The Breeze Demichippendale fits best in interiors of the same style, which will be enhanced by its white, black, walnut or mahogany finish. We can, however, make it in any finish.
Does honour to its name
The design of this instrument derives from the Breeze model in the Standard Series. It is, however, a smaller piano concealing within itself a splendid, rich, and surprisingly powerful tone. In designing the Breeze Klasic we took inspiration from the Classical period. The influence of this style is most noticeable in the legs and the decorated music stand, where you can see the masterly work of our carver.
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“
Traditional tone, unique appearance
Apart from the grand pianos in the Master Series, the Standard Series and the Style collection, our workshops also build quite unique pianos for special occasions and to meet customers’ requirements. We thereby create custom built pianos with a style and an exceptional sound that hit just the right note with our clients.
Perfection adorned with pearls
The artistic musical instrument P194 Sabina is our smallest concert grand and has an unusual and original design: we have adorned it with exotic pearls from the New Zealand Paua. These can be seen mainly on the external edges of the legs, the lyre and the PEROF inscription on the piano lid. Its original design, however, in no way detracts from its outstanding sound quality. It possesses a refined, lyrical tone so popular among musicians the world over.
A one-off jubilee model
It has become a tradition for PETROF to mark every tenth anniversary with the production of an original grand piano. For the 140th anniversary of PETROF’s founding we built the PETROF III, Jubilee Model Opus no. 595000, an exceptional and unique grand piano. We equipped it with a magnetically accelerated action, which improved its dynamic qualities while reducing the weight of the individual components. This top-class musical instrument is distinguished by its original and extremely high quality design work.
A grand piano to a design by Peter Kršák
The P210 grand piano as designed by the Slovak director Peter Kršák is an example of customised art production fulfilling the personal wishes of a very demanding customer. The client stipulated both the internal and external design, and our master craftsmen drew inspiration for its construction and its sound parameters from the P210 Pasat. The result is a high-class and original piano which was no sooner installed in Mr. Kršák’s Bratislava residence than several well-known Slovak pianists took pleasure in playing it.
Tonal dynamics imprinted in wood
The Baroko grand presents a characteristic supplement to a baroque-style interior. Every professional performer is charmed by its captivating appearance, but most of all by its gentle and rounded tone. This unique, specially designed instrument is tuned to perfection, exactly as pianists and their listeners would expect.
The only one of its kind in the world
In collaboration with universities, scientific institutions, master blacksmiths’ workshops and under the direction of our development team, the Monsoon grand saw the light of day. We have replaced its iron frame with a steel one, which we carved, drilled and milled to perfection so as to preserve both the artistic appearance of a grand piano and above all its romantic tone, characteristic of all PETROF pianos.
A true musical treasure
The Rokoko Gold also possesses the characteristic rounded and romantic tone of PETROF instruments. What makes it unique, however, is its use of Baroque design, ivory colour and gilded decorative features, making the Rokoko Gold ideal for Baroque-style interiors. We used gold plate for the decoration of the piano.
A partner in society
While developing and building new prototypes we created a piano with a bar-style seating arangement. It is perfect for music clubs, where it adds to the pleasant atmosphere. As with our other pianos the Pianobar has a characteristic tonal colouring. We have supplemented the piano with the PianoDisc, providing us with a unique set.
The magnum opus of the joiner’s art
Following the requests of a customer we set about developing this prototype. While building it we discovered that we could apply the technique of marquetry to a very high standard. The technique of marquetry is the acme of the joiner’s art, which we now possess, enabling us to produce almost any design by using various veneers and colourings.
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."