Schirmer & Son

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Schirmer & Son is a piano manufacturer in Velten, Germany.


Carl edmund Schirmer was born in 1830 in Göttingen, Germany, he began making pianos in velten, Brandenburg in 1877. And his company steady growth through the late 19th centuries. Carl edmund Schirmer passed away in 1888, his First son Robert S Schirmer took the family business. Over the years, pianos were manufactured under two names, Schirmer and R. Schirmer. In time, the SCHIRMER factory became the SHIRMER & SON factory, which continues to produce pianos today...[1][circular reference] Like many German manufactures, The two World Wars disrupted production several times, Fallowing the war, the fourth generation of the Schirmer family gradually rebuilt itself in 1951....[2] In many years, SCHIRMER & SONS was made in Germany and Estonia. In 1853, SCHIRMER acquired a small piano factory in Poland, makes several verticals model. Since July 2018, the company has been owned by Moonlight Music LTD. In China.royal warrant of appointment to the court of Austria-Hungary.[3]

For a number of years, SCHIRMER & SON has organized its model lineup into two principal categories, The Konzert series (Model name beginning with K, only grand piano) and Master series (Model name beginning with M). The SCHIRMER & SON Konzert piano is a higher-end instrument, formerly made in Estonia under OEM agreements, and now made in Germany in its own factory. The company says that the pianos are entirely handcrafted in Germany from regionally sourced woods and other components, including Strunz soundboards, Renner actions, Abel hammers, Laukhuff keyboards, Röslau and Heller strings, Dehonit pinblocks, and Klinke bridge and tuning pins. All have three pedals, including sostenuto, and come with a slow-close fallboard and an adjustable artist bench. The SCHIRMER & SON Master series pianos are even more affordable, uses Premium wood action, Renner or Abel hammers, and a Bolduc (Canadian) solid spruce soundboard and a slow-close fallboard.

In 2019, SCHIRMER & SON introduced a new line called Signature series (Model name beginning with S), it’s a more modestly priced instrument from China whose design is based on the Traditional Master series with “global sourcing and global manufacturing,” The Signature series equipped with WWF felt, Rößlau strings, solid spruce keyboard and Sitka soundboard.


  1. "Schirmer & son". Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  2. "Schirmer & son". cool piano staff. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  3. Handbuch des Allerhöchsten Hofes und des Hofstaates Seiner K. und K. Apostolischen Majestät., Vienna: K.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1917, p. 520

External links[edit]

  • List of piano brand names

Category:Piano manufacturing companies of Germany Category:Purveyors to the Imperial and Royal Court


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