Petrof is Europe’s biggest piano producer, making about 2,000 pianos a year, ranging from €7,000 ($9,300) uprights to €100,000 grands. Asia now accounts for 40 percent of the company’s sales.
 
Pictured: A Petrof employee working inside the factory

Photograph by Ramon Haindl for Bloomberg Businessweek

Petrof is Europe’s biggest piano producer, making about 2,000 pianos a year, ranging from €7,000 ($9,300) uprights to €100,000 grands. Asia now accounts for 40 percent of the company’s sales.
 
Pictured: A Petrof employee working inside the factory

Photograph by Ramon Haindl for Bloomberg Businessweek

A Piano Maker's Bohemian Rhapsody

Piece by Piece
Piece by Piece

Petrof is Europe’s biggest piano producer, making about 2,000 pianos a year, ranging from €7,000 ($9,300) uprights to €100,000 grands. Asia now accounts for 40 percent of the company’s sales.
 
Pictured: A Petrof employee working inside the factory

Photograph by Ramon Haindl for Bloomberg Businessweek
Piano Player Wanted
Piano Player Wanted

A Petrof upright piano

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In the Family
In the Family

Zuzana Ceralová-Petrofová, the great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Czech piano maker Petrof

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The Czech Sky at Night
The Czech Sky at Night

The Petrof factory in Hradec Králové, about 70 miles east of Prague

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Walls of Lumber
Walls of Lumber

Stacks of wood drying out at the Petrof factory

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A Craftsman’s Workshop
A Craftsman’s Workshop

Machinery at the Petrof factory

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Fine-Tuning
Fine-Tuning

A Petrof employee working on an unfinished piano

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Loose Ivories
Loose Ivories

Unfinished Petrof piano keys

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A Grand Display
A Grand Display

A Petrof showroom

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