Prominent Personalities & Musicians Choose Blüthner

Many of the 150,000 instruments made up to the present have been purchased by prominent personalities or institutions. The very special singing quality of the sound has found many admirers among singers, as no other instrument mixes so well with the human voice.

Chamber musicians are enthusiastic about the warm sound, which is often compared to the dark tonal characteristics of the violin-cello.

Also in the concert hall the Blüthner is a well loved instrument, which through its many shades of tone gives the pianist opportunities to contrast with even a large orchestra.

Kempff
Kempff

Many members of royalty have played on a Blüthner. Besides the German nobility, there are many other countries who have appointed Blüthner as their official supplier.

But also many historical celebrities chose Blüthner. In the house of Albert Einstein an instrument was used to accompany his violin playing.

Other historical personalities include Pope Leo XIII, Victoria Queen of Great Britain, Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Nikolaus II Tsar of Russia, Emperor Wilhelm II, Christian IX King of Denmark, Georg King of Saxony, Ludwig II King of Bavaria, Makarios III Archbishop of Cyprus.

Well-Known Musicians Have Chosen Blüthner

Pianists: Mikhail Pletnev, Artur Pizarro, Arthur Rubinstein, Carl Reinecke, Ignaz Moscheles, Conrad Ansorge, Moritz Rosenthal, Claudio Arrau, Wilhelm Kempff, Julian V. Karolyi, Yaeko Yamane, Oliver Kern, Alexander Borowsky, Josef Pembaur, Issay Barmas, Dieter Zechlin, Peter Katin, Ferruccio Busoni, Robert Teichmüller, Maria Ivogün, Jean Gilberg, Alexander Levy, Halina Cerny-Stefanska, Takahiro Sonoda, Alexander Sung, Elfrun Gabriel, Hans Leygraff, Klaus Schilde, Ulrich Urban, Christof Taubert, Oleg Maisenberg, Peter Serkin, Michael Kieran Harvy, Poldi Mildner, Alexander Paley, Maria Ivanova, Florian Krumpöck, Elena Bezprozvannykh, Peter Meyer, Jean-Paul Desomnair, Bella Davidovitch, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Pascal Amoyel, Giovanni Belluci, Peirre Reach, Massimiliano Marali, Nikolai Lugansky, Frank Braley, Marc Hambourg, Nelson Freire, Judith Cohen, Petronel Malan, Billy Childs, Jonathan Aner, Andreas Mühlen, Marta Lledo, Elaine Reyes, Kateryna Titova, Markus Burger, Juliana Steinbach, Anastasia Voltchok, Emmanuel Christien, Ulrich Gumpert, Nikolai Demidenko, Anastasya Terenkova, Emil Gryesten Jensen, Gabriel Urgell-Reyes, Jonas Vitaud, Amir Tebenikhin, Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist, Chenyin Li, Romain Descharmes, Pedro Casals, Tanya Gabrielian, Thomas Chiron, Aissa Bah, Sibylle Briner, Martin Sturfält, Lance Coburn, Some Handsome Hands (The Trio: Anne Salié, Alina Pronina, and Alyana Abitova), Marek Drewnowski, Rima Chacaturian, Ars Synerga Duo, Alice Hampel, Panayiotis Gogos, Hans Joerg Fink, Marie Catherine Girod, Leonid Egorov, Hentrietta Gärtner, Peter Adrian Grauer, Guzal Hilbertz-Enikeeva, Mei Yi Foo, Jean Muller, Diana Ketler, Tom Poster, Irina Puryshinskaja, Madalina Rusu, Evgenia Rubinova, Jessica Zhu, Yuki Negishi, Stephanos Thomopoulos, Anastasiia Dombrovska.

Composers

Composers: Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, Sergei Rachmaninov, Sergei Prokofiev, Peter Tschaikovsky, Dimitri Schostakovitsch, Werner Egk, Carl Orff, Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Hans-Christian Barthel, Max Reger, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Franz Lehar, Franz Grothe, Dimitri Tiomkin, Otmar Treibmann, Hans Eissler, Werner Gerster.

Directors: Johann Strauss, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Nikisch, Igor Markevitch, Vaclav Neumann, Paul Kempe, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Franz Konwitschny, Hermann Abendroth.

"Blüthner grand pianos can really sing, which is the most wonderful thing you can say about a piano," —Wilhelm Furtwängler.

Singers: Jutta Vulpius, Theo Adam, Peter Schreyer, Mario del Monaco, Feodor Schaljapin, Christine Schäfer, Ingeborg Hallstein, Wilma Lipp, Josef Traxl.

Recording Artists: Marlene Dietrich, Wolfgang Sauer, Bibi Johns, Katja Ebstein, Nana Mouskouri, Nina Lizell, Peter Maffay, Neil Diamond, Gilbert O'Sullivan, The Beatles, Adrian Iaies.

The Beatles
The Beatles

Famous Concert Halls, Music Festivals, & Universities Choose Blüthner

Germany: Court of Kaiser Wilhelm, II; Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig; Concert Hall of Poling; City Hall of Velbert; City Hall of Schneeberg; Opera of Leipzig; Komische Opera, Berlin; Semperoper Dresden; German State Opera, Berlin; International Bach Festival, Leipzig; Blüthner piano competition, Leipzig; MDR Musiksommer; Neues Theater, Halle; Conservatory Telemann, Magdeburg; Kreuz Choir, Dresden; Choir St. Thomas, Leipzig; Festsaal Altes Rathaus, Leipzig; Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival; North German Music Festival; Bach Competition, Leipzig; Philharmonic of Köln; Alte Börse, Leipzig; University of Leipzig; University of Berlin; University of Stuttgart; University of Weimar; Technical University of Ilmenau; Technical University of Dresden; Castle of Colditz.

Concert Hall
Concert Hall

France: Sale de Playel, Paris; Sale de Gaveau, Paris; Festival de Musique de Menton; Ecole de Superior de la Music Paris; Festival de Rocque d’ Athéron; Festival International de Musique de Besacon Franche – Comte; La Festival de Radio France et Montpellier; Piano aux Pyrenees; Piano Competition Ecole de la Music Superiore, Paris; University of Paris; University of Lyon; University of Reims; Conservatore de Musique Lyon.

United States of America: Skywalker Sound Studio, Nicasio, CA; Capitol Building, Washington; Great Hall and Residence of the German Embassy, Washington D.C.; Kennedy Center of Washington D.C.; University of Washington D.C.; Bach Festival Los Angeles; Pianothon New York; Ernst Block Music Festival, Newport, OR; Music and Piano Festival of Richmond, VA; Flagstaff Festival of the Arts (Arizona); Saugatuck Summer Music Fest (Michigan); Aspen Music Festival (Colorado); Church of M.Luther, Huston TX.

Great Britain: Court of Queen Victoria of England; Royal Albert Hall, London; Hampton Court, London; London Piano Competition; Scottish Piano Competition Glasgow; Church of London.

Russia: Court of Nicolas II, Tsar of Russia; Philharmonic Orchestra of Moscow; Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg; Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, Moscow; Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow; Conservatory of Vladivostok; Music College, Kaliningrad; Lomonosov University; Rimsky Korsakow Conservatory, St. Petersburg; Marinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; Central Music College Moscow; Glinka College of Music Moscow; Philharmony of Omsk; Philharmony of Novosibirsk; Concervatory of Novosibirsk; Conservatory of Almaty; Kremlin of Moscow; Pushkin Museum of Moscow; Conservatory Nizhny Novgorod; Gnesin Institute of Music Moscow; Bolschoj Theatre Moscow; Mussorsky Opera and Ballet, St. Petersburg; Tschaikowsky Hall, Moscow; Schnitke Institute of Music Moscow.

Austria: Court of Kaiser Franz Josef; International Competition, "Franz Schubert and the Modern Music"; Konservatorium Graz; Wiener Konzertverein; Neues Theater Wien.

Denmark: Court of King Christian IX, Tivoli, Copenhagen; Culture Center Slagse.

Switzerland: Schumann Cycle of St. Gallen; Spain: University of Barcelona; University of Vilnius.

Sweden: Great Concert Hall of Götebourgh; Conservatory of Stockholm; Northern Piano Competition Malmö.

Italy: La Scala of Milan; Ecole et Conservatorie of Florence; Ecole superiore de Arte Roma; Scola di Musica Milano.

Spain: University of Barcelona.

Scotland: International Piano Competition of Scotland.

Poland: National Philharmonic, Warsaw; Liszt Competition, Posen; Conservatory Krakow; Conservatory Posen; Conservatory Warsaw.

Hungary: University of Budapest.

Serbia: University of Belgrad.

Baltic States: University of Vilnius; Concervatory of Tallin; Lithuinian State Philharmonic Orchestra.

Canada: International Piano Competition of Calgary.

South Africa: Piano Competition of Cape Town.

Chile: Universitat de Art Santiago de Chile.

Argentina: Great Concert Hall of Buenos Aires.

Japan: Iwata Headquarters of Hamamatsu Piano Centre; Tokyo College of Music Great Concert Hall.

India: Poona Music Society.