K 280 Tradition
Schimmel Konzert Collection
About Konzert K 280 Tradition
Accolades from competent sources are balm for the soul for our piano manufacturers. Within the context of the traditional instrument tests carried out by major music periodicals in France, Le Monde de la Musique writes the following about the grand piano K 280 Tradition:
‘The entire action is particularly pleasant and well-balanced with the necessary dynamics for large-scale virtuoso movements.’ … ‘emphasises the abilities inherent in the instrument to bring across great moments in the romantic repertoire: not over-saturated and here also a fine balance in tonal colour.’
The Konzert Collection is Schimmel’s premium range of grand and upright pianos, with the K280 concert grand piano taking the leadership position as flagship of the entire Schimmel family of brands. There are six, superior grand pianos and three exceptional upright pianos in this collection. Konzert pianos represent the ultimate in design, materials, components and finishing. They are ideal for professional musicians and performance.
Experience the pinnacle of pianos in touch and tone. The Konzert Collection features the longest grand pianos and tallest upright pianos in the Schimmel catalogue. These pianos display greater sound resonance, depth in the bass and clarity in the treble, surpassing many other pianos in the industry.
The Patented Schimmel Konzert Concept
Konzert Grand Piano Action
The large keyboard action assembly of the longest grand piano is integrated into the smaller model series, therefore providing optimum leverage ratios which allow the pianist the best possible control over his or her performance. This means that pianists performing on a variety of Schimmel grand piano models can always enjoy the pleasures of playing on a large-scale grand piano and have no need to adapt their performance technique according to different models.
The dimensions of the soundboard are extraordinarily large in comparison to the length of the instrument: this is due to the extravagant form of our grand pianos in which ideal oscillation zones have space to develop in the soundboard. These zones permit a greater tonal volume and a superior tonal distribution.
The Ideal Soundboard Wood
Exclusive to Schimmel
Only spruce grown under specific climate circumstances in high mountain regions can be used to make a high quality soundboard. This wood, which is rare and of high value, is exclusively selected and reserved for Schimmel by the Bavarian forestry service.
Full size concert grand piano scale
Through the use of the same scaling at parts as the full size Konzert grand piano K280 in all Schimmel grand pianos, there is always an element of the large instrument’s sound in the smaller Schimmel instruments.
Through the Triplex Scale the notes in parts of the middle and treble range are produced with the aid of three exactly coordinated areas of a single string, resulting in an increased richness in tone and a longer speaking length of these notes.
The keys offer an improved sensation of touch and are less slippery than other modern keys due to the refinement of the key top material (similar to ivory).
Mass Reduced Bridge
Schimmel Konzert bridges possess a dynamic groove which makes these bridges lighter and the soundboard more flexible. This produces superior tonal dynamics and longer sustained notes.
Schimmel Sound Production System
Schimmel soundboards are curved in three dimensions thus creating a dome shape known as a ‘crown’. in addition, the thickness of the soundboard tapers in such a way to promote ideal vibrational properties over a wide spectrum of frequencies and amplitudes. These features enable the production of the characteristic rich palette of tonal colours, extended length of tone and excellent tuning stability of Schimmel pianos.