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Bluethner was founded in Leipzig, Germany in 1853 and is still owned by the same family.
Generations of famous musicians have played on the Bluethner, including Bartok, Brahms, Debussy, Lehar, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, Shostakovich, Johann Strauss and Tchaikovsky. More recently, Andrew Lloyd Webber (has 12 Bluethners!!!) the Beatles’ recordings, Martha Argerich and the Grammy Awards with Ariana Grande chose Bluethner.
Bluethner was the official piano for Shanghai Expo and is now at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music.
The manufacture of these pianos is unique. From harvesting the trees by helicopter from the north slopes of the Alps to obtain a tight wood grain, to stacking the timber for the soundboards out in the elements for 9 years, to the design of the Alliquot scale 4th string shows an exacting German craftsmanship.
Bluethner is famous in Europe and Russia, now also in China. It is usually designated as a “prestige, highest quality performance piano”.
We are proud to represent Bluethner for BC and invite you to visit our elegant, acoustically excellent showroom at Pacey’s Pianos on Broadway to play these famous instruments.
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Backstage at the University of Toronto Concert Hall with Dean McLean from the Faculty of Music and Dr. Garvin from Bluethner Canada, with the new Bluethner Concert Grand.
I am 100% German-made!