CHIU PIANO

EST. 1979

Your trusted piano dealer in Singapore. More than 35 years of experience. Exclusive agents for world renowned and award winning piano brands: Schimmel, August Forster, Steingraeber & Sohne, Wilh Steinberg, Kohler & Campbell and Karl Schonberg. German Piano specialists. We provide the full range of piano support services. Piano tuning. Piano servicing. Piano regulation. Piano books. Music books. Manuscript books. Exam publications. Piano accessories - metronomes, piano stools, piano benches. Valuation and assessment of Second-hand pianos. Trade-in of Second-hand pianos. Piano rental. Piano movers. Open 7 days a week.

SCHIMMEL - Our Full Range


Konzert Series

K219 Tradition

The Fount of Good Sound

We have to thank Bartolomeo Christofori who invented the hammer technique in 1700 which heralded the birth of the pianoforte. Ever since, piano makers have been searching for the perfect hammer-head for a consummate sound.

At Schimmel, the characteristics of the hammer-head felts which have an influence on the composition of the tone are examined meticulously. The density and weight of the felt, its tension and simultaneous flexibility, the type of wool utilised and how this wool is processed, the correct way of cutting the felt and the way in which it is moulded; these aspects are all vital to ensure that our hammerheads transfer the energy of the player's touch to the resonating strings in an optimum manner. The felt manufacture is undertaken according to a traditional process which is more time-consuming than modern industrial felt manufacture, but is the sole method to ensure delivery of premium-quality felt for our instruments.

Specifications:

  • L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 7' 2" | 219 x 102 x 154
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 910 | 414
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | White High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

K195 Tradition

Brilliant Finish

For many people, thirteen is a mystical number. This number certainly provides Schimmel instruments with a magic gloss. This is because we utilise a traditional piano varnish which is applied in thirteen work phases with around one and a half kilogram per square metre and is primarily further processed by hand to produce high gloss. This is how we produce the unique gloss and the special depth effect which are so characteristic for our instruments.

Specifications:

  • L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 6' 4" | 195 x 102 x 154
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 827 | 376
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | White High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

K175 Tradition

In a World of Wonderful Tonal Colours

What sounds like a pedantic obsession with detail is the basis of rich tonal worlds for the piano experts at Schimmel: all 88 hammer-heads of each upright and grand piano are pricked with voicing needles several ten thousand times by hand in a painstaking process to form the versatile tonal colouring of our instruments. The voicer utilises his finely tuned manual dexterity to give the felt its elasticity and thereby provide each instrument with an optimum tone quality. This requires rigorously highly-trained ear and great sensitivity for the finest tonal nuances. This is how the Schimmel craftsmen breathe life into the soul of our instruments.

Specifications:

  • L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 5' 8" | 175 x 102 x 154
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 777 | 353
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | White High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

K132 Tradition

Perfection Meets Aesthetics

We interpret tradition with a contemporary slant as illustrated by the K 132 Tradition which is inimitable in its combination of the traditions of German artisan piano manufacture, innovative construction and contemporary design. This is perfection and aesthetics which will continue to enchant future generations.

Specifications:

  • H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 52" | 132 x 149 x 62
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 580 | 263
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

K125 Tradition

Selection for a First-Class Tone

Patience is the mother of quality. Sometimes, 300 years of patience are necessary. This is the age of some of our mountain spruce wood which is utilised for the manufacture of the soundboards.

This wood is cultivated in high mountainous areas under most difficult conditions. Only a minimal percentage of the wood produced, exclusively resonance wood, can be considered for the manufacture of our soundboards. The very best quality is a vital factor as the soundboards are the heart of our instruments: their vibration properties and stability are of decisive importance for the beautiful tone of our upright and grand pianos. Only our stringent selection process can guarantee the tonal richness, extremely long speaking length of the notes and excellent durability of Schimmel instruments.

Specifications:

  • H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 49" | 125 x 149 x 62
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 553 | 251
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

K122 Elegance

Modern, Noble and Timeless

The creativity with which the specialist journalists of musical periodicals describe our grand and upright pianos in the instrument tests in France is a pleasure in its own right. The periodical Le Monde de la Musique* describes the piano K 122 Elegance as follows:

'The excellent action with its well-adjusted and not over-heavy after touch point immediately generates a seldom experienced degree of confidence. The most favourable aspect is however undoubtedly the very fine structure of the tonal balance which comes into its own through the outstanding controllable dynamic level and which transforms the piano into an equally refined and precise but also roundtoned and singing instrument. It is rare for so many qualities to be concentrated in one piano...'

Specifications:

  • H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 48" | 122 x 149 x 62
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 525 | 238
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | White High Gloss
 
 

Classic Series

C213 Tradition

The Innovative Schimmel Trilogy

Our largest Classic grand piano C 213 is based on the design characteristics of our full size Konzert grand piano K 280. Essentially, the 'sound system' in the middle and treble section and the action of our Konzert grand piano K 280 was partly transferred into the Classic grand piano C 213 - and with it the tonal character and the touch of our large concert grand piano.

This outstanding and innovative idea was consequently transferred into every grand piano down to our smallest grand piano model, which is unique in the piano world. Because of this, a pianist receives a part of our full size concert grand in each of our grand piano models. As we manufacture 3 grand piano sizes in our Classic series, we simply call it 'the unique Schimmel Trilogy'.

Specifications:

  • L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 7' | 213 x 102 x 154
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 869 | 395
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | White High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

C189 Tradition

For Discerning Pianists

The medium-sized grand piano of our Schimmel Trilogy meets the high expectations of pianists in a special way.

Rigorous construction ideas come together with the most frequently played grand piano size as working tool for pianists. The instrument shouldn't be too big, because often space is limited. But it has to be large enough to offer pianists tonal richness and sonority. The precise transfer parts of the action and large parts of the sound system of our full size concert grand into the C 189 therefore makes this model an ideal "tool" for demanding pianists.

Specifications:

  • L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 6' 2" | 189 x 102 x 154
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 794 | 361
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | White High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

C169 Tradition

Without Compromises

Even with the smallest Classic C 169 grand piano, we do not compromise.

Partwise, the identical action and large parts of the 'sound system' from our full size concert grand is also implemented here. Combined with our extreme soundboard expansion in the lateral region, this creates a true giant among the small grand pianos that is effortlessly comparable to the larger grand pianos. This is uniqueness that can be heard and felt.

Specifications:

  • L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 5' 6" | 169 x 102 x 154
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 692 | 314
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | White High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

C130 Tradition

Harmony in Sound and Performance

'The eye listens too' - this is why the combination of first-class sound and corresponding design is so vital. The unostentatiously elegant C 130 Tradition is one of the great pianos of its type and an instrument of excellence in itself.

Touch and tone are harmonised perfectly from the powerful bass notes up to the sparkling treble register. We also deliver the black polished version with an oval panel inlay - a small but effectively stylistic element.

Specifications:

  • H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 51" | 130 x 151 x 62
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 478 | 217
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 

C126 Tradition

Ideal Proportions

What happens when the principle of the 'golden section' is transferred to a piano? It produces well-proportioned models such as the C 126 Tradition. In art and architecture, the golden section is frequently considered as the ideal proportions between certain combinations of lengths and is also viewed as being the epitome of aesthetics and harmony. Seen from this aspect, this model certainly fulfils all criteria.

Specifications:

  • H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 49" | 126 x 149 x 62
  • Weight (lbs | kg): 545 | 247
  • Finish (Colour): Ebony High Gloss | Mahagony High Gloss
 
 


 

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