The myth lives on – even today Bechstein manufactures pianos at the highest level. Our piano factory in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, builds on the craftsmanship of Carl Bechstein and at the same time uses modern CNC technology to raise the precision of piano-making to an even higher level. Watch our videos and take a look at the not-to-be-surpassed art of instrument making.
Hans von Bulow, the first chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, declared, "Bechstein is for pianists as Stradivarius and Amati are for violinists." On January 22, 1857, Bulow premiered Liszt's B-minor Sonata on a Bechstein grand piano and thus started a great tradition. Liszt later stated in a letter to Carl Bechstein: "I have now played your instruments and they have maintained their pre-eminence for 28 years."
To date, Bechstein builds instruments at their finest. In the chapter Piano Building Art you can see what a great effort is required of man and material, so that a high-profile grand piano can be produced. Karl Schulze, CEO of C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG, supervises the production. In Seifhennersdorf grand pianos and uprights of the brands C. Bechstein, BECHSTEIN Academy und Zimmermann are manufactured; in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, W.HOFFMANN brand instruments are produced. You will learn which concept and which demands lie behind the four brands on the page "Brand Worlds."
German world-class manufacturing since 1853. Elite grand and upright pianos, suited for all musical styles, powerful, colorful. The Bechsteins aura is continuously nourished by the affection and confidence of world-famous artists and music lovers. C. Bechstein instruments, their individual depth and an unmistakable character have inspired composers of greatest standing.
"I came across an instrument that both enraptured and moved me to such an extent with its crystal like and deightful sound" Richard Wagner
C. Bechstein: Handcrafting made in Germany. This is and shall remain a clear principle for the highest requirements of C. Bechstein, a leading maker of professional pianos. A living legend.
In one of the most visionary manufacturing plants, C. Bechstein intelligently combines finest individual handcrafting with state-of-the-art high
C. Bechstein has a unique "German Expertise Center": a unique R&D department.
C. Bechstein is an innovative company with low hierarchies and highly motivated teams. To secure the highest quality standards, C. Bechstein Berlin has an international network of affiliated production and sales capacities.
C. Bechstein’s priorities are: The Customer, the Quality, the Market. C. Bechstein makes piano playing attractive and affordable for nearly everyone by offering a broad spectrum of different brands and quality levels from the high-end premium concert grand to the junior piano.
Carl Bechsteins heritage, i.e. the responsibility for this unique brand of international reputation and living culture - is being continued and developed further.
Michelle's Piano Company stocks the entire line of Bechstein's offerings---including the astounding (9’2”) Concert Grand. We invite you to experience them;
Michelle's Piano Company is proud to be the only authorized distributor for Bechstein in Oregon and Washington states.
Company website: http://bechstein.de/