Jana Chaudhuri, pianist, The Imperial Library of Peking
"Personally, I was most struck by Petrof pianos’ romantic tones."
Igor Ardašev, pianist, The Imperial Library of Peking
"When playing the piano I try to bring out the soul of the instrument, and in this piano I found a very beautiful one."
Richard Clayderman, pianist
December 7th of 2013 in Prague
"It gives me great pleasure to play here on the ANT. PETROF grand piano, which is excellent. From the very first touch the piano was admirable, and so was its sound. I think it will sound beautiful at the concert."
October 20th of 2015 in Prague
"On this October the 20th of 2015, it has been a real great pleasure pleasure for me to perform ai this ANT. PETROF Grand piano for a full house audience at Prague Congresss Hall."
Jitka Čechová, pianist, Rudolfinum
"With regard to the action and touch, it is a very agreeable instrument. As for the sound, I was able to to get an unbelievable range of tone colours of every kind out of this grand piano. I hope the listeners can hear it from the CD."
Anatoly Zatin, pianist, Duo PETROF
"Playing the new concert grand piano was indeed a surprise and a discovery for us. I think it is one of the best instruments on the market today. The colourfulness of the sound of this piano enables us to perform any composition exactly as we wish. It also enables us to move our audience emotionally."
Karel Košárek, pianist, Filharmonic of Hradec Králové
"It’s a joy to play an instrument like this. It’s a piece of craftmanship worked out to the last detail"
Vlada Vassilieva, pianist, Duo PETROF
"We have discovered a remarkable new instrument today and we are astonished at its sound and the variety of new possibilities it presents. The ANT. PETROF grand impressed both us and our audience with its amazingly warm sound, as well as its extraordinary power and tonal range."
David Mareček, General Director Czech Philharmonic, Rudolfinum
"Congratulations on the splendid new ANT.PETROF instrument! I think it will bring you great success both here and abroad, and restore PETROF to the company of the élite, where it belongs."
Aleš Richter, intonation specialist, PETROF
"I can say without hesitation that our new premium class ANT.PETROF grand piano is a very accomplished concert instrument, distinguished by its full, sophisticated tone, powerful in fortissimo, with no undesirable jarring sound, and delicate in pianissimo. We can hear the sound colour on all levels.
The precise adjustment of the action allows the pianist to create a broad tonal palette. The action responds precisely and "obeys" the pianist’s fingers".
Tomáš Hejzlar, journalist
"After the Czech Philharmonic concert in Prague on Hradčany Square: "The Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein began by treating the audience to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The fact that the solo part was peformed on a concert grand produced by PETROF, the prestigious manufacturer of top-quality pianos in Hradec Králové, can be taken very positively. While foreign pianos, for example Steinways, are distinguished by their more stylish sound parameters, a certain expressive consistency and glittering tone, as revealed during the performance of this work in fairly difficult open-air acoustic conditions, worked in its favour. The sound emanating from the Hradec Králové ANT.PETROF 275 concert grand suited the work’s musical intricacies perfectly, and the speaker audio mix made it even better. Concert organisers should make greater use of these excellent PETROF instruments. Players the world over know and appreciate the PETROF name".
Pavel Liška, piano completion specialist, PETROF distribution
"I’ve worked in PETROF distribution for two decades, and my colleagues and I have sent out into the world tens of thousands of PETROF instruments, and other makes. For us it is vital to package every item as best we can, so that it arrives at its destination in good condition and undamaged. But I’ve never known anything like the way we dispatch the best of our current range, the ANT.PETROF. Because of its shell-like casing and its shape, the piano has to be protected from heavy handling, jolts, and climatic conditions, so it’s vacuum-wrapped in aluminium foil. This means we can store it quickly and neatly, and move it around with ease. The wrapping can be easily folded and unfolded again and again (which is much appreciated by those piano owners who "travel" to various musical events), and it’s equipped with a locking device. For a logistician like me, the unique experience of working with first-class packaging for large, high-class PETROF instruments is a real pleasure".
Ing. Ivan Vaculík, Head of PETROF Development and chief instrument designer
"I’m really glad that our new top-range ANT.PETROF 275 concert grand, in the busy two years since its appearance on prestigious concert platforms here and abroad, has proved the value of all the different components and qualities that we have bestowed upon it - in particular its size, 275 cm in length, the resultant tonal range, and the up-to-date sound system that comes fitted as standard. All this places it among the world’s élite, and allows thousands of listeners at any one concert to enjoy its beautiful tones. I’m proud of it!"
Anna Sheluďko, pianist, Professor at the Department of General Course and Methodology of Teaching Piano At the N. A. Rimsky-Kors
“It was a great pleasure for me to try playing the new grand piano ANT. PETROF 275. This brand has been close to me since my early childhood. First, I listened to it at home, and then I started learning to play myself with a PETROF piano.
This piano has an individual sound, clear and vibrant trebles and deep, rich basses. It makes exceptional compositions sound just great and impressive. The instrument is very sensitive to any touch and it provides its sounds with a gentle emotional aspect.
Its keyboard is very durable which allows the player to communicate with it instead of fighting it.
Sound of this piano is strong enough, but not as much as to scream.
Not to mention its majestic design. Its exceptionally fabricated inner part attracts attention of the players as they strike its keys. Without a doubt, this piano has what it takes to be a great decoration of any concert hall.”
Antonio Formaro, pianist and professor at Universidad Catolica in Buenos Aires
"I found all your pianos fantastic. I feel involved by the sound, especially for the extraordinary ANT. PETROF piano.
I really thank family Petrof for the time spent with me and also the workers of the company, really a family. This experience will be unforgettable in my memory".
Jitka Fowler Fraňková, pianist
"It has a beautiful design, great mechanics and amazingly colourful tones with a diverse dynamic range. Its sound characteristics are close to a smaller grand. It’s an instrument of high quality and it can be compared with world-class instruments. This instrument deserves 5 stars out of 4."
Matyáš Novák, pianist
"If the ANT.PETROF 225 were a young lady, it would be a beautiful blue-eyed blonde. A girl with many faces, at the same time tender and passionate, quiet and hot-tempered, sensitive and understanding, but also self-assured and ambitious. Someone who can twist you round her little finger, who you can never stop thinking of, who you always want to be near.
It's the same with the AP 225. Try this piano, so perfect for chamber halls and smaller venues, and you cannot forget the feeling it gives you, combining as it does a well-rounded sound, a pleasing touch and an elegant appearance. It's not a young lady, but you will fall in love just the same. I very much like the ANT.PETROF range, and I am proud that we come from the same city."
Tomáš Jeřábek, pianist
Good evening Mrs Petrofova,
A few days ago I returned from the piano interpretation courses in Mikulov, full of beautiful memories and impressions. The greatest and quite the most unforgettable experience for me, however, was the chance to play a superb instrument loaned by the Czech Philharmonic in collaboration with your company. I can honestly say that the Ant. Petrof grand that I had the honour to play on at the concert given by the course participants in the local castle is one of the most beautiful instruments that I have ever encountered. Its extremely smooth action together with its full, velvety tone enables the player to express his inner feelings perfectly and convey these to the audience. I would like to thank you and all at Petrof for making this unique opportunity available to me, and I sincerely hope that the collaboration between your company, the Czech Philharmonic and the Mikulov piano courses will continue for future events.