Are there still secrets to piano building that you can hear and feel? Yes!
Despite higher standards for mass-produced pianos, when it comes to the very few top-of-the-line instruments on the market, nature and skilled craftsmanship remain critical factors. To makers of fine instruments, machines are simply tools and cannot replace human beings.
Natural materials are neither consistent nor uniform: With the use of computer-operated machines, these natural deviations constitute imprecision and errors, which detract from the ideal sound. In creating your personal, one-of-a-kind instrument, Steingraeber’s piano experts deal with all natural materials on a case-by-case basis.
Masterful handcrafting is truly a luxury that you can see, feel and, best of all, hear!
Please don't miss our virtual tour or to visit us "live" with a guided tour through our Steingraeber factory. Guided tours: monthly, every first Thursday at 16.00 h. Adults 3,- Euros, children up to 14 years free.
Steingraeber & Söhne is a family enterprise since 1852. Our staff is part of this family. Our 35 colleagues are highly qualified and closely connected to our firm. Best example is Mr. Adam Bauer. In 2008 we celebrated his 60th (!) anniversary at Steingraeber.
Alois Adelhardt, sound board making Oskar Botschek, piano maker (Apprentice) Peter Cerveny, concert service Thomas Dörnhöfer, carpenter in our capinet making Kerstin Engelbrecht, piano maker/head of upright piano action dept. Matthias Feilner, piano maker/voicing Ingrid Fischer, housekeeper Barbara Freitag, grand piano maker Behzat Hacioglu, carpenter Tobias Hacker, master carpenter/cabinet making Michael Heinlein, carpenter in our cabinet making Gerhard Jakob, grand piano maker/head of grand piano action dept. Andreas Kaul, marketing & communications Alexander Kerstan, head of production Anja Kraus, industrial clerk (Apprentice) Debra Lewis, correspondence Roland Mann, carpenter/head of finishing department Christian Mockschan, piano maker Felix Ramming, grand piano maker Adelheid Raschke, managing director Alexander Reul, piano maker Rudolf Rühr, carpenter/grand piano maker Wolfgang Schäffler, master piano maker, with Lothar Thomma Martina Schmidt-Gyra, foreign language correspondence clerk Alban Schmidt-Steingraeber Cordelia Schmidt-Steingraeber Fanny Schmidt-Steingraeber Magdalene Schmidt-Steingraeber Udo Schmidt-Steingraeber Jürgen Schmitt, master carpenter Claus Schultheis, master locksmith Jordan Schwarz, piano maker (Apprentice) Elmar Seeber, carpenter/head of cabinet making Marina Suttner, artist management Daniel Tschampel, technical service & best boy Vincent Weiß, piano maker David Will, piano maker (Apprentice) Thomas Zeilmann, piano maker/head of restauration dept.