Ritmüller has been a standard of musical excellence since the name was established in Germany in 1795. Under the auspices of the Pearl River Piano Group, the brand has been elevated to an exciting new level of quality and musical virtuosity.
Every part, every design element, every manufacturing process has been crafted to result in producing the warm, rich “singing” tone that defines a world-class piano. In fact, Ritmüller’s new models have earned raves from the piano industry, including a stunning endorsement from Larry Fine, publisher and editor of pianobuyer.com and The Piano Book.
“I like the Ritmüller pianos, and think that the transformation of the Ritmüller line over the last few years has been one of the more authentic and musically successful changes in the piano industry.” — Larry Fine
For 225 years, the name Ritmüller has been synonymous with the quality, tone, and performance of the world’s finest pianos. Now Ritmüller moves forward with the new RSH Series of premium upright pianos, representing the perfect collaboration of European heritage and craftsmanship with the innovative production expertise of Pearl River.
The three-model line of the RSH Series is distinguished by their tapered solid spruce soundboard and German Röslau wires to produce pure and enriched tonal expression.
Among the many earmarks of exceptional quality included in the RSH series are hammers made with German A-grade felt and mahogany cores, highly stable double hammer rest rail action, new, improved tapered solid spruce soundboards, new sand-cast iron frames, ebony black keys, and a vibration enriching solid wood bass bridge.
For the RSH series, Ritmüller has designed an expanded cabinet that greatly increases resonance, producing a fuller sound and enhanced tonal clarity. A larger music desk is included for players who desire a true “grand piano” experience. All models – RSH 119, RSH 121 and RSH 123 are finished with rich ebony cabinets, silver hardware, pedals, and double wheel casters for an elegant, timeless look.
Years in the making, the Ritmüller RSH series offers the ultimate in hand craftsmanship and attention to detail, resulting in the ultimate upright piano playing experience.
James Pavel reviews the Ritmüller GH275 Premium Concert Grand. “When I was at the show, I was very impressed with the sound, and thought at the time it was almost comparable to something of a much higher class.”
Bethany Huang delighted visitors at the Pearl River NAMM booth by playing multiple songs and pianos. 17-year-old Bethany Huang began playing piano at the age of 6 and studies under Ethan Dong at the Opus 119 Conservatory of Music and has received masterclasses with Maestros William Grant Naboré and Alessandro Deljavan.
The Pearl River Jazz Quartet performed at the 5th Annual Pearl River Dealer Reception on January 16th. This was a celebration for our retailers, featuring our own Ron Gardiner on the GH275 Concert Grand piano, Bruce Glover on trumpet and vocals, Jonathan Mohr on Double Bass and Kenneth Sara on drums and vocals.
Kris Nicholson test drives the Ritmüller GH275 9′ Concert Grand Piano. Kris seemed to enjoy playing the concert grand so much, he shared this video with us. Thanks Kris!
The amazing pianists Forrest Zeng and Adriana Zhou perform on the new Ritmüller GH275 Premium Concert Grand. Forrest and Adriana are 2/3s of “The Autumn Trio” and are both students at Opus119 with Ethan Dong, as well as being superb musicians.
How does it feel to sit down to your new Ritmüller piano and see what she can do? Jonathan summed it up recently, documented by Shawn Hoar from Shawn’s Pianos in West Hartford, Connecticut. In one word, the moment was Awesome!
“Ritmüller’s superior sound and touch allow me the complete artistic freedom I desire.”
A graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Kristina Henckel is now a Ritmüller Artist. She is an award winning performer who most recently was guest pianist with the internationally acclaimed Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet of St. Petersburg, Russia. Her concerts performed on the Ritmüller include the Tacoma WSMTA Four-Piano Concert and UP for Arts Concert Series. She is currently finishing her dissertation titled A Pianistic Analysis of Bedrich Smetana’s Piano Cycle Dreams as a doctoral candidate in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. We are so proud to have her on our team.
The precision components of the new pianos are produced by advanced CNC digital machinery then assembled by expert craftsmen to ensure a blend of both technical superiority and artistic excellence. Rӧslau strings and Louis Renner premium hammers from Germany, ebony wood sharps, and solid spruce soundboards are just a few examples of the standards of quality and workmanship that set the bar for the Ritmüller brand.
The new Ritmüller pianos are manufactured by the Pearl River Piano Group in the world’s largest piano manufacturing complex. They have received both the ISO 9001 Certificate for Management System Standards and the ISO 14001 Certificate for Environmental Management Systems.