Ritmüller Marks 25 Years of Renewed Prominence

Ritmuller Silver Jubilee-David Syme home concert

Ritmüller pianos announce plans to celebrate the 25th Anniversary (Silver Jubilee) of its relaunch with a series of concerts throughout 2024 featuring David Syme (June 2, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 22, October 20, November 10, December 15), who will host his famous West Cork Living Room Concerts with a program highlighting the music of Johannes Brahms.

Syme, a distinguished Ritmüller ambassador known for his extensive tours in North America, will present his “From Brahms to Syme” performances at his country home in Cork County, Ireland. He will play on a hand-built, 9-foot-2-inch Ritmüller RS280 full concert grand piano provided by Dublin-based Thornton Pianos.

The Ritmüller story began in 1795, and soon after Brahms became the first of many 19th-century famous composers devoted to the pianos. Brahms dedicated many of his concerts with Ritmüller while performing in Germany, and he composed his famous Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 on a Ritmüller grand. In 1999, the iconic piano line was revived when a team of Europe’s top piano designers joined together to create instruments that blend traditional German craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies. Today Ritmüller has developed into a premier worldwide brand, exporting to over 112 countries worldwide.

As an American piano virtuoso living in Ireland since 2005, Syme has had a long, colorful career and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, and in major venues in 17 European countries, Canada, and Mexico. In addition, he has recorded two dozen CDs with top orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic, Czech National Symphony, and the Mexico City Symphony. Syme was previously the Ritmüller Classical Artist in Residence at the University College Cork in Ireland.

Ritmuller Silver Jubilee - David Syme Concert

“From studying at Juilliard up to today, David Syme has enthralled audiences with his musical talent, personal anecdotes, and stories of life on the concert stage,” said Pearl River’s Global Director of Sales & Marketing Leng Tshua. “We are very fortunate to have him play an important part in the 25th anniversary of partnering with the Ritmüller brand to offer excellent instruments at a great value to musicians, educators, and families.”

Since its relaunch, industry critics and musicians alike have lauded Ritmüller’s extensive German character, sweet, warm tone, and exquisite touch. Today, Ritmüller grand and upright pianos are firmly established in rivaling the best in the world