Schimmel Konzert Collection

The name Schimmel stands for quality.

Concert grand and upright pianos for the highest demands – making every tone a concert experience.

All pianos in the Classic Collection are made in Germany and each of the grand pianos in the series are based on the design characteristics of the full size Konzert grand piano K280. The sound system in the middle and treble section and the action of the Schimmel Konzert grand piano K280 was transferred into the Classic grand pianos and thus, the tonal character and touch closely resembles a concert grand.

Our Konzert instruments combine experience and skill with our most innovative ideas. The result is uncompromising grand and upright pianos “Made in Braunschweig” for concert use, instruments that want to be challenged. Exquisite materials, long maturing cycles, craftsmanship of our master piano builders and the most modern manufacturing techniques in material processing are just a few of the quality attributes of these outstanding instruments. 

The instruments are characterized by our innovative design concept, which we invented in 2000, and which has been continuously further developed and patented. The concept is based on the idea of transferring all the outstanding features of our largest concert grand piano, where possible, identically to the smaller instruments. For example, from tone 44 to 88, the large scale (string design) of a concert grand is used in models of different sizes. The design of the soundboard is also identical to that of the largest concert grand. As a result, we achieve the same sound characteristics in all grand and upright pianos of the Konzert series as in our large concert grand K 280. In addition, the design of the large K 280 action has been transferred identically in the smaller grand pianos. The vertical piano actions have been optimized in accordance with the grand piano actions in order to enable the pianist to achieve almost the same speed of repetition as with a grand piano.

The Schimmel Classic Collection’s Unique Trilogy Concept

The Konzert Collection is Schimmel’s premium range of grand and upright pianos, with the K280 concert grand piano taking the leadership position as flagship of the entire Schimmel family of brands. There are six, superior grand pianos and three exceptional upright pianos in this collection. Konzert pianos represent the ultimate in design, materials, components and finishing. They are ideal for professional musicians and performance.

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Konzert Grand Piano Action

The large keyboard action assembly of the longest grand piano is integrated into the smaller model series, therefore providing optimum leverage ratios which allow the pianist the best possible control over his or her performance. This means that pianists performing on a variety of Schimmel grand piano models can always enjoy the pleasures of playing on a large-scale grand piano and have no need to adapt their performance technique according to different models.

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Enlarged Soundboard

The dimensions of the soundboard are extraordinarily large in comparison to the length of the instrument: this is due to the extravagant form of our grand pianos in which ideal oscillation zones have space to develop in the soundboard. These zones permit a greater tonal volume and a superior tonal distribution.

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The Ideal Soundboard Wood - Exclusive to Schimmel

Only spruce grown under specific climate circumstances in high mountain regions can be used to make a high quality soundboard. This wood, which is rare and of high value, is exclusively selected and reserved for Schimmel by the Bavarian forestry service.

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Triplex Scale

Through the Triplex Scale the notes in parts of the middle and treble range are produced with the aid of three exactly coordinated areas of a single string, resulting in an increased richness in tone and a longer speaking length of these notes.