Petrof Piano

Martin Kobza is an instrument designer for the Petrof Piano Company, located in the Czech Republic.  His unique skills as a piano designer and his knowledge of the strong company history, provides a great background for him to call on when he is working on new products and new innovations.  The...
Earl Matzkin was arrested by the East German Army in 1985 for trying to pass the Berlin Wall that divided the country without the needed visas in order to visit the Petrof Piano Company.  Earl had high hopes for exporting the piano to the United States, but was unaware of what was required to enter...
Jan Petrof is the fourth generation in his family to operate the Petrof Piano Company, located in the Czech Republic.  Jan’s great grandfather formed the piano company in 1864 and since that time the Petrof name has been connected in many innovations and style designs that were firsts within the...
Zuzana Petrofova is the fifth generation in her family to operate the Petrof Piano Company, located in the Czech Republic.  Her great- great grandfather formed the piano company in 1864 and since that time the Petrof name has been connected in many innovations and style designs that were firsts...
Al Rich, the former president of Pearl River Pianos in the United States seems to have pianos in his blood. He grew up in DeKalb, IL, the home of the mighty Wurlitzer Corporation. Al’s father owned a music retail store where Al recalls meeting the many traveling salesmen with a celebrity like...
Joe Swenson played trumpet in grade school and was influenced by his mother who played the piano and gave lessons.  While earning his degree in trumpet performance in college, Joe worked in a local music store where his interest in piano tuning began.  He befriended the store’s piano technician and...