"Piano - Yesterday, today and tomorrow"
On September 2nd-4th 2022, Warsaw will become a place to meet for worldwide range of tuners, piano manufacturers, accessory manufacturers, piano retailers and piano renovation companies. At this time an international piano event of Piano Congress will take place.
300 years of history
Pianos have been manufactured in Europe for over three hundred years and their history makes one of the most interesting ones in the whole industry. The passion for manufacturing and creating those instruments has prevailed much danger and changes in the whole world including two of the World Wars, alterations of the political system and economical crisis. The art of manufacturing pianos has always been inextricably bonded with art and music culture, both the utilitarian one and, most importantly, the highly sophisticated one.
Composers and piano-players have always stood as a mainstay of the manufacturer’s inspirations. They have been the ones to set the trends, articulate their yearnings and desires about the quail it’s of the sound, its length, transparency, clarity and intensity. The construction of a convenient and comfortable instrument for the player has always been a crucial factor i.e. the mechanisms and the keyboards which have often been portrayed as a goal to become the extension of human fingers.
European approach binds tradition and modernity together and makes them one. Newest technologies have been implemented to discover innovations and new acoustic solutions. The art of piano-making is still a living part of art of making instruments. It relentlessly alters and enhances the subtle details of this branch.
The idea of the congress is to present the century-long changes of the construction, manufactory, and overall work with pianos; its current picture along with today’s challenges.
We wish to present to you the European heritage of keyboard instruments while referring to tradition and history. Multiple instruments will be displayed, including ones from XVIII and XIX golden centuries for piano’s history as well as more modern instruments. The congress will also include presentations of technologies used in instrument’s renovations as Poland, and especially Kalisz, have become the European power in this refurbishment branch.
The challenges of today
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturers and piano technicians have had to face new challenges. The process of tuning has been moved from the stages and auditoriums into people’s private apartments and houses which belonged to musicians, players or tuners. This change has shown us how important the pianist’s comfort is. Thus, we wish to present our largest set of solutions for silent piano playing to the largest audience possible.
The pandemic has also shown us that the crash in instrument’s supply chain has resulted in a distinct change in the piano manufactory industry. Thus, we plan to present a wide range of instrumental producers from the whole world, also from outside Europe. We wish to contribute to the improvement of piano’s availability via enforcing new retail relations and opening for the new demand markets. This process will enhance the overall competitive situation resulting in an improvement of the instrument’s quality for the customers.