The house of Bechstein has been making highly prized pianos since 1853 in Berlin. Carl, the founder, was appointed court maker to the King of Prussia. This firm achieved great success on an international scale and was continued on into the 20th century by Carl's sons. Wigmore Hall in London, built in 1901, was originally built as Bechstein's London concert hall. Bechsteins were and are still prized for their responsive action and a sound perfectly suited to the great European music of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Bechsteins are as renowned for their beauty as for their reputation as great musical instruments. The company commissioned a few prized and rare art case instruments great designers throughout history. Lucky indeed is the person who has such a treasure to play and admire!