The tradition of Bösendorfer goes back to 1828 and the city of Vienna, Austria, still the company's home. Quickly after Ignaz Bösendorfer began production of the high-quality, hand-crafted pianos, they began winning awards and orders poured in from across Europe, Russia and Egypt.
The artists who believed in Bösendorfer instruments have been invaluable in building up the company's reputation. Legendary performer and composer Franz Liszt, in his time known as the "King of Pianists," was a friend and reliable supporter of Bösendorfer. In the past 175 years, countless other leading pianists and performers have chosen Bösendorfer.
One mark of an excellent piano is that its tone possesses a "singing" quality. Legendary tenor Placido Domingo puts a twist on that when he writes, "Sometimes pianists try to sound like singers: Me personally, I try to sound like a Bösendorfer."
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Bösendorfer, rich in tradition and world famous...
Each Bösendorfer grand piano is the product of not only over a whole year's work but also expertise passed down from generation to generation since the company was founded in 1828. Their focus is on highest quality. This applies to the materials as well as for the competence of our highly trained piano makers.