Grotrian Steinweg

Both the Grotrian-Steinweg company and the Steinway & Sons company derive from Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg (Steinway) and the building of his first piano in 1835. In 1850,in order to escape political upheavals in Germany, Heinrich. and most of his family emigrated to the US and settled in New York where they subsequently established Steinway & Sons. G.F.Theodor Steinweg, Heinrich's eldest son, was left in charge of the German operation.

Friedrich Grotrian, who was born in 1803 near Braunschweig, Germany, had for 25 years owned a thriving musical instrument store in Moscow, Russia. In 1855 he was left a substantiaI inheritance by an uncle and decided to sell up and return to his homeland, Germany. Soon afterwards he met up with C.F.Theodor Steinweg, and in 1858 Grotrian became a partner in the Steinweg company. Unfortunately Friedrich Grotrian died just two years later, but his son Wilhelm set about establishing the company as one of the great German piano houses.

Friedrich Grotrian (1803-1860) was the founder of the Grotrian family's piano building tradition since 6 generations until up to this day. In 1858 Friedrich Grotrian purchased the patrician house of a medieval mayor on Bohlweg 48, home for the family, central meeting point for their guests and birthplace of a steadily growing figure of excellent instruments.  Grotrian


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