What Makes Estonia Pianos Unique
The Latin root of “Estonia” quite literally means, “there is tone” and “be all”. Estonia is only piano in the world named after its country of manufacture and origin, as well as the only piano company headed by a concert pianist and top 100 alumnus of The Juilliard School of Music.
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Estonia pianos are hand-crafted instruments using materials from the best European sources. From sand-cast iron plates sourced from Finland, to rims made of North European birch, soundboards crafted from Swiss and Italian Alps, and 20-layer beech pinblocks imported from Germany, the Estonia piano is a stunning pinnacle of the best European traditions and craftsmanship.
So what is the Estonia piano? Originally made in small numbers by a small group of artisans, the Estonia was once one of several regional builders who lovingly made artistic quality instruments for the amateur enthusiast and the professional alike. During the Soviet Era it was one of the only artistic grand pianos available to players behind “The Iron Curtain”. Although the Estonia was more than capable, the pianos made under the Soviet regime were not competitive with their Western counterparts.
When the Iron Curtain fell and the company privatized in the early 1990’s everything changed. This piano has undergone an incredible transformation since then. Dr. Indrek Laul is largely responsible for what the Estonia piano has become today. A well trained concert pianist himself, Laul became a large shareholder and then owner of the company by the mid 1990’s. He was able to reignite the passion in the staff. Personal initiative was rewarded for the first time in a generation and the piano quickly transformed. The materials used, the designs, and the workmanship have all been raised to the highest level. Consider this an invitation to visit us and audition these world-class instruments yourself.
When Marc-Andre’ Hamelin purchased his Estonia at Cunningham Piano Company, he commented: “The level of craftsmanship in the ESTONIA piano can only inspire the highest respect and I have no doubt that this piano will continue to prove essential to sensitive musicians.”
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Estonia Model 210
Our Model 210 (6’10) is an ideal choice for living and music rooms, teaching and recording studios, concert and chamber halls, churches and opera halls. This fantastic piano can be a pianists’ favorite for its sensitive touch and very inspirational sound….
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