The Birth of a Marvellous Passion
Blüthner instruments have proven popular in conservatoires and music colleges.
They are praised for their singing tone, their responsive action, their excellent repetition, the technical reliability of their components and for their tuning stability.
A piano plays a major role in the daily work of artist and soloists in many areas of the music industry, and a Blüthner instrument is the perfect companion for the music professional.
The promotion of young musicians and new music is of foremost importance to Blüthner.
In addition to the Blüthner piano competition, we have established a series of concerts that offer young artist and winners of national and international competitions the opportunity to show their talents.Selected programmes are published under our label Blüthner Media.
A legend is born...
Follow a successful company history that, at the same time, is also a family history.
The Blüthner family was richly influenced by the musical traditions of the city, and was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit present in Leipzig.
All of these were convincing reasons for Julius Blüthner to open his piano factory, without knowing that he was about to establish such a highly successful enterprise. On th 18th November 1853, with excellent credentials and a budget of “1660 talers, 2 new groschen, 1 penny and 1 farthing”. Julius Blüthner started his pianoforte factory.
His instruments were quickly recognized for their outstanding technical and musical qualities and were established in concert halls all over the world.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner
22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883
was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, “music dramas”.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893
He was the first Russian composer of the late-Romantic period, whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884, by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension.
Johann Baptist Joseph
19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916
commonly known as Max Reger, was a German composer, pianist, organist, conductor, and academic teacher.
18 August 1830 – 21 November 1916
was Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, and many others, from 2 December 1848 until his death on 21 November 1916. He was the longest-reigning Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, as well as the third longest-reigning monarch of any country in European history.
7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911
was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19h century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century.
Béla Viktor János Bartók
25 March 1881 – 26 September 1945
was a Hungarian composer, pianist and an ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century.
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975
was a Russian pianist and composer of the Soviet period. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.
The Abbey Roads
owned a Blüthner piano which can be heard on the The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be as well as The Long and Winding Road.
is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.
is a jazz pianist. His brother, Gene Calderazzo, got him interested in jazz and he has since become one of the leading pianists in the jazz realm. He has now spent two decades as a definitive accompanist, composer and performer.
is a South African concert pianist based in the United States. Triple Grammy
nominated South African pianist Petronel Malan is an exclusive recording artist for the internationally recognised label Hänssler Classic based in Germany.
is an American singer and actress. She began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon
television series Victorious in 2009.
22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918
was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.
Johann Strauss II
25 October 1825 – 3 June 1899
was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet.
7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897
was born in Hamburg and spent much of his professional life in
Vienna, Austria. Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist,
he premiered many of his own works.
27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941
was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia.
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff
1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943
was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the
classical repertoire. Rachmaninoff once notably said “There are only two things which I took with me on my way to America… my wife and my precious Blüthner”.
Dorothy Gladys 'Dodie' Smith
3 May 1896 – 24 November 1990
was an English children’s novelist and playwright, known best for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956). Other works include I Capture the Castle (1948), and The Starlight Barking (1967).
The Hundred and One Dalmatians was adapted into a 1961 Disney animated movie version.
Władziu Valentino Liberace
16 May 1919 – 4 February 1987
known as Liberace, was an American pianist, singer, and actor. A child prodigy and the son of working-class immigrants, Liberace enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass.
is a pianist and composer in both jazz and classical music. His playing style has been influenced by Herbie Hancock, Keith Emerson, and Chick Corea and his composing by Paul Hindemith, Maurice Ravel, and Igor Stravinsky.
is a composer who has had works commissioned and performed by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and Indonesian Opera Society, having graduated with summa cum laude in 1993 from the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag.
is a ragtime and jazz pianist and composer from California. His original musical, “Peter Pan: A New Musical,” was selected to be in the 2012 Dreamworks ASCAP Workshop. Hear him play our Crystal Grand Piano.