Pioneering a new wave of sensational hybridisation of Germanic heritage and precision Asian manufacturing techniques, Ritmüller are renowned across the globe as being a remarkable choice of piano for those looking for a classic European tone, without the typical price point associated with European manufactured instruments.Dating back to 1795 Germany, the Ritmüller brand has a rich musical history. Now owned by Pearl River, the largest piano manufacturer in the world. Every component of a Ritmüller is designed with intention in mind and produced in their state of the art factory in China (with the exception of true German strings and felts). All Ritmüller pianos help welcome in a great sense of warmth, clarity and provides consistent performance year after year. Especially well suited for beginners as well as advancing and intermediate musicians, any Ritmüller instrument will help inspire your musical journey for years to come.
Gottlieb Wilhelm Ritmüller began as a self-taught artist at the end of the 18th century making musical instruments since 1795 in Göttingen, Germany. In addition to the construction of a few harps, it was his well-sounding guitars that initially formed the focus of his work and quickly made him renown. Piano construction soon became the centre of production.
Ritmüller built their famous upright and grand pianos and distributed them throughout Germany and the neighbouring countries. The Hardenberger Hof factory was also a meeting place for artists and musicians. Here in the 1850s Johannes Brahms, Joseph Joachim and other well-known musicians met during the summer holidays to make music and discuss. Here Brahms experienced his famous romance with the Göttingen professorial daughter Agathe von Siebold, who also left traces in his musical work.
The beauty and precision of the products of the Pianoforte-Fabrik Wilhelm Ritmüller still testify to instruments in the Municipal museum Göttingen and other collections today.