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Owned and operated by the original founding family, Schimmel excels in preserving the European art and craft of its German manufacturing heritage.

Original Piano Maker(s)
Wilhelm Schimmel (1854-1946)

Date Established
Original Location(s)
Leipzig, Germany

Notable Dates

  • May 2, 1885 — First Schimmel piano built.
  • 1891 — Schimmel’s first factory was built.
  • 1897 — Schimmel’s second and larger factory was built.
  • Named Court Builder for both the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimer and King of Romania
  • 1913 — Recieved gold medal at the World Exhibition.
  • 1914 — Recieved gold medal at the World Exhibition.
  • 1915 — Developed Ducanola, a self-playing piano.
  • 1927 — Schimmel retires and his son, Wilhelm Arno Schimmel takes over the company.
  • 1929 — Moved headquarters to Braunschweig, Germany.
  • 1960 — Schimmel celebrates the building of its 50,0000 piano.
  • 1961 — Wilhelm Arno Schimmel passes away and his son, Nikolaus Wilhelm Schimmel assumes the leadership role, making him the third generation in charge of Schimmel Pianos.

Notable Dates (cont.)

  • 1966 — First phase of factory expansion in a 6400 sq. ft. lot completed.
  • 1975 — Second phase of the factory expansion completed.
  • 2003 — A fourth generation takes over. Hannes M. Schimmel-Vogel (son-in-law to Nikolaus Wilhelm Schimmel) becomes president.
  • 2016 — Alliance formed between Schimmel and Pearl River.

Current Management
Zhaoyin Chen is the new president of the company while Viola Schimmel (great-granddaughter of Wilhelm Schimmel) is the general manager.

Current Headquarters
Braunschweig, Germany


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Schimmel Piano Company, under the stewardship of its original founding family, stands as a paragon of excellence in safeguarding the rich traditions of European craftsmanship, particularly within the realm of German piano manufacturing. With a legacy that spans generations, Schimmel has earned acclaim for its unwavering commitment to upholding the artistry and precision that define its distinguished pianos.

Since its inception, Schimmel has remained steadfast in its mission to preserve the European heritage embedded in its German manufacturing roots. Established in 1885, the company has cultivated a reputation synonymous with quality and innovation, garnering admiration from musicians and enthusiasts worldwide. Guided by principles rooted in integrity and a genuine pursuit of perfection, Schimmel pianos epitomize European elegance and refinement, captivating audiences with unparalleled sound and timeless allure.

At the core of Schimmel’s ethos lies a profound reverence for the time-honored traditions of German piano craftsmanship. Each Schimmel piano is meticulously handcrafted, utilizing age-old techniques and the finest materials to ensure unmatched quality and performance. Whether the iconic grand pianos gracing prestigious concert halls or the versatile upright models adorning homes and studios, every Schimmel instrument bears the hallmark of superior craftsmanship and uncompromising excellence.

As a company deeply committed to preserving European heritage, Schimmel is a beacon of tradition and innovation. Led by the original founding family, Schimmel’s dedication to excellence transcends mere craftsmanship, reflecting a genuine passion for piano-making. With a legacy of over a century, Schimmel sets the standard for quality and innovation, inspiring musicians to realize their artistic aspirations through instruments of unparalleled beauty and precision.

For those seeking pianos imbued with history and artistry, Schimmel offers various instruments to suit varied tastes and preferences. Whether it be the glorious resonance of a concert grand or the intimate charm of an upright piano, Schimmel provides a musical experience that is as inspiring as it is unforgettable. With an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and a dedication to excellence, Schimmel ensures that each piano purchase is a transformative journey filled with joy, discovery, and the timeless allure of music.

In conclusion, Schimmel Piano Company is a testament to the enduring legacy of European craftsmanship, preserving the essence of German piano-making with unparalleled dedication and expertise. Led by the original founding family, Schimmel’s commitment to excellence shines through in every instrument it creates. As a company with a rich history and a reputation for innovation, Schimmel inspires musicians and enthusiasts with pianos of extraordinary beauty, precision, and artistry.

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