Blüthner – Since 1853

The oldest family-run piano makers in the world endorse the work of Absolute Classics.

Since 1853, Blüthner pianos have been exclusively manufactured in Leipzig, Germany and to this day, the Blüthner family of craftsmen and entrepreneurs continues to head the Blüthner firm, personally overseeing the production of each piano bearing the Blüthner name. They carry on the legacy of the founder, Julius Blüthner, to build the best pianos in the world.

Blüthner musicians include Stevie Wonder, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Abbey Road Studios who share the hall of fame with some of the world’s greatest classical composers, including Wagner, Debussy, Bartók, Brahms, Johann Strauss II and Tchaikovsky, and the company’s operations span the entire globe.

For the past four years, the Blüthner Piano Centre in London’s Portman Square has been supporting Absolute Classics by providing one of their celebrated high-end pianos for concerts and educational workshops in Dumfries and Galloway.

Chris Chalmers, UK Sales Manager said: “In terms of the history of pianos, Blüthner has withstood the test of time. The ability to provide pianists that hallmark ‘Golden Tone’ and rich sound, as well as a rare emotive experience, are the reasons why so many high-profile composers and musicians throughout history have used them.”

Blüthner have a fleet of concert grands in the UK which are hired out for concerts and events, mainly for the big concert halls of London and its surrounding boroughs. One of those, however, is used for the work of Absolute Classics in Dumfries and Galloway.

Chris explained: “We partnered-up with Absolute Classics four years ago. The fact that the charity is able to get artists of such a high calibre to the south of Scotland, an area where they would not normally be visiting, is very inspiring.”

“The piano is not only used for concerts by leading classical musicians but also opens the door for young people from Absolute Classics’ education and outreach programme to learn and experience playing on a top-quality instrument.”

“We believe this is a priceless opportunity to allow Dumfries and Galloway audiences to hear the quality of our pianos, support the next generation of pianists, and perhaps open up a new pool of aspiring Blüthner artists.”

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