Frank Scholze was technically minded as well as musically talented. He soon began making musical instruments. He got into making pianos purely by chance, having successfully shortened a Viennese grand piano. He gained experience in Germany and founded his own piano factory in the Šluknovsko region in 1876.
After several generations of efforts, the Scholze Piano is known worldwide for its fascinating sound. The high-quality pianos come from the hands of professional craftsmen who are the soul of Scholze Piano. Piano makers and tuners with extensive experience inject their efforts into every Scholze piano.
“It is an honour for me to be able to continue the tradition of upright and grand pianos, begun by Frank Scholze more than one hundred years ago. We at SCHOLZE strive to ensure that our instruments bring pianists nothing but joy and pleasure, and continue to stir the hearts of music lovers throughout the world with their romantic, cultivated tone.”
Today the whole musical world knows the design of instruments from the PETROF factory. For this very reason SCHOLZE has gained a host of awards - from the King George Medal of the London Exhibition, through quality certification of testing institutions, Czech to China. Along the way, we have won many awards. At the same time, Scholze pianos have also renewed their brilliance thanks to the succession of PETROF.
Development activity at PETROF has a long tradition. We founded our Department of Research and Development where we further perfect our instruments, and measure and fine tune every part of the piano that affects its acoustic properties. Our piano craftsmen hand down their skills from generation to generation, making SCHOLZE one of the innovators in the pianomaking industry.
The portfolio of grand and upright pianos known under the SCHOLZE name is very wide and sufficient for the requirements of a diverse group of customers. Instruments whose designs are inspired by European classical styles continue to be popular. Very modern instruments suitable for contemporary interiors have also appeared in recent years. Please look at our catalogues.