Music Department Adds Seven Petrof Grand Pianos

Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Music recently added seven Petrof grand pianos to its collection of instruments available for use by students and faculty members.

The Petrof piano factory was founded in 1864 in the Czech Republic and is Europe’s largest piano builder.

“A search of many months culminated in the selection of the Petrof product,” Rob James, chair of Eastern’s Department of Music, said. The pianos will be used in concert, practice and teaching events.

“The entire faculty of the Music Department is quite delighted with the addition of these fine pianos and we look forward to their contribution to our performance program,” he added.

“The highly regarded EKU music program will be the perfect venue for our pianos”, said Zuzana Petrof, fifth-generation Petrof CEO, “and I am so pleased at the establishment of this wonderful relationship.”

Al Rich, Petrof USA President, agreed, noting that “the EKU Music Department is one of the best and we are proud that our pianos will be a part of the education and performance experience of their talented students and faculty.”

EKU’s Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers Bachelor of Music degrees in performance, music industry, music education and music theory and composition as well as Master of Music degrees in performance, conducting, music education and music theory and composition.

For more information about EKU’s music program, visit

Published on February 04, 2011

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