Collection: Schimmel Pianos

Schimmel Pianos was founded by Wilhelm Schimmel on May 2, 1885, in Leipzig, Germany. The company quickly grew in reputation and size, moving to larger premises within two years due to high demand for their pianos. Schimmel's motto, "Quality prevails," guided their production of technically advanced pianos at reasonable prices, contributing to their rapid success and international acclaim.

By 1897, Schimmel had built a dedicated factory in Leipzig and began supplying pianos to royalty, including the King of Romania and the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. The company received gold medals at the 1913 and 1914 World Exhibitions. During this period, Schimmel developed the Ducanola, a self-playing piano, in collaboration with JD Philipps of Frankfurt​.

In 1927, Wilhelm Schimmel retired, passing the company to his son, Wilhelm Arno Schimmel. Under his leadership, the company faced the challenges of the Great Depression and World War II, including the destruction of their factory in 1944. Despite these setbacks, Schimmel continued to innovate, introducing the "Schimmel Line" and the world's first transparent acrylic piano in the 1950s.

In the 1960s, Nikolaus Wilhelm Schimmel joined the company, leading to the development of modern production facilities and new piano models. Schimmel became known for the "Schimmel Konzert" and "Classic" series, which cater to professional pianists and concert halls worldwide. The company also introduced the CAPE computer-aided design system in the 1980s to enhance their manufacturing processes.

Today, Schimmel pianos are produced in Braunschweig, Germany, and Kalisz, Poland. The "Wilhelm Schimmel" series is designed to compete with Asian-made pianos while maintaining European craftsmanship standards. Schimmel's alliance with the Pearl River Piano Group in 2016 expanded their reach in the Asian market. Learn more about this brand from the manufacturer's website.

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