Since 1988, SCHIMMEL grand and upright pianos have participated in international evaluations. The various awards provide testimony that the performance of the Schimmel instruments is widely acknowledged by experts.
This year NAMM Show 2020 in California, the international piano magazine,“Piano Buyer”, has tested new upright Schimmel model C 121.
As a result, Piano Buyer “ published in their last issue a commendable review, which was very impressive. Here are some feedback on the new model C121 from the lastest review of the magazineREAD MORE >
Feedback on our new model C 121 from the latest re-
view of the magazine “Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer“
spring issue 2020 as follows :
| “. . . it can provide a rewarding musical experience for the professional musician or teacher while still looking good in any room of the house.”
| “. . . the first thing that struck me about the C 121 was just how beautiful it looks. The polished ebony case of the example I saw was very elegant.”
| “The piano seemed solidly built, too, without loo- king industrial.”
| “Right away, the C 121’s tone struck me as being exceptionally well balanced throughout the range — rich and singing, particularly in the ‘killer’ fifth octave, so called because of the technical difficulty in most piano designs of getting the notes of that octave to sing. In fact, the tone had long sustain and excellent clarity, and was very subtle and complex — more refined than that of its nearest competitors from Japan.”
| “. . . at no point did I find the tone lacking.”
| “The action was comfortable to play, with a me- dium touch, neither light nor heavy. It was easy to produce a full range of dynamics, the piano never distorting or prematurely reaching its maximum vo lume when I played fortissimo, and in the pianissimo dynamic the tone had a beautiful crystalline quality.”
| “The touch of this C 121 had extremely low inertia (a measure of mass in the keys and action), which means that it would be possible to play it for a long time without experiencing fatigue.”
| “The pedaling was very comfortable, and the pedal action allowed for some really subtle half-pedal effects, unusual on an upright.”
| “The touch with [ the soft pedal] was still very com- fortable. On some uprights, the touch can feel really loose with the half-blow pedal engaged; that Schim- mel has overcome this problem is encouraging.”
| “It’s a fine piano with a wide range of applications in private home use, study, and piano teaching.”
| “Solidly built, it would easily withstand the rigors of institutional use. The C 121 would be an excellent choice for churches, theaters, and venues that requi- re a good instrument but don’t need a grand piano for solo recitals.”
| “And although the solo repertoire by no means sounded wanting on this piano, accompanists and vocal coaches will appreciate its warm, intimate tone, a sound that lends itself particularly well to lieder.”
The well-established and ideal construction concepts for the large Konzert grand piano K 280 have been consistently integrated into the smaller models where possible with identical construction. This enables pianists to enjoy the benefits of the outstanding touch and tonal characteristics of a large Konzert grand even when performing on smaller models in which, concept is unique worldwide
The large keyboard action assembly of the longest grand piano is integrated into the smaller model series, therefore providing optimum leverage ratios, allowing the pianist the best possible control over their performance. The dimensions of the soundboard are extraordinarily large in comparison to the length of the instrument, these zones permit a greater tonal volume and a superior tonal distribution.
Only spruce grown in high Bavarian forestry mountain can be used to make a high quality soundboard. This woods are rare and precious, exclusively reserved for Schimmel. Soundboards are curved in 3 dimensions KNOWN as ‘crown’ to promote ideal vibrational properties to enable the production of the characteristic rich palette of tonal colours, extended length of tone and excellent tuning stability.
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.
Here are just a few of our amazing clients we have the pleasure to have worked with over the years