The name of Brodmann Pianos is considered to be one of the most celebrated piano manufacturers in Europe. The rich history and features that Brodmann pianos boast are complemented by the top quality instruments they manufacture, making the company a well known name among music enthusiasts and piano lovers.
The Joseph Brodmann was officially registered in the Court and State record department as an Organ and Piano maker in 1805. Prior to this, he worked as an apprentice for the well known piano maker, Frederick Hoffman after he came to Vienna at a young age. By that time, Vienna had already been established as the center of the musical world, influenced by the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. He received his early recognition even before building his own firm as the Lexicon of Musicians listed him as “Joseph Brodmann - instrument maker, excelled in constructing horizontal fortepianos of solid finish“.
Brodmann’s instruments were sought after not only by musicians, but also Vienna’s high society at the time due to his innovations in cabinet design. Examples of original Brodmann pianos are still in working order in the piano collections of the Vienna Arts and Berlin Museums today.
Brodmann’s world headquarters is in Vienna, Austria, not too far from the original factory and only five minutes away from the famous opera house and the historic old town. The city, with its musical history as well as the heritage of Joseph Brodmann and his pupil Ignaz Bösendorfer, continue to influence the way Brodmann pianos are built even to this day.
The company is now under the leadership of Christian Höferl, a former long time Director of Bösendorfer; Colin Taylor, a former Bösendorfer concert technician and manager, along with Bösendorfer’s former foreman of voicing and regulating along with the former head of quality control for Bösendorfer, the Brodmann company is made up of a highly experienced team whose goals are to produce the highest quality pianos at unbeatable prices.