Grotrian is one of the top tiers in the piano world. In the 1835, Friedrich Grotrian and Heinrich Steinweg began Grotrian Pianos in Germany. Heinrich immigrated to the United States in 1851, changed his name to Henry Steinway, and established the firm Steinway & Sons in 1853. Legendary for its distinctive sound, the Grotrian brand was known for being the only piano that the “Queen of Pianists” Clara Schumann would play at the peak of her peerless career. Grotrian pianos have graced the homes of royalty across three centuries.
Grotrian pianos have a unique, expressive sound and are a pleasure to play. The treble has extraordinary sustaining characteristics. It also has a pronounced sound of attack, subtle and delicate. The bass is rich and powerful, but without stridency. Over the years, many European royal families have appointed Grotrian to supply pianos to the court, and many well-known pianists have endorsed or expressed appreciation for Grotrian pianos.