In 1875 when German Immigrant Hugo Wertheim arrived in Australia, it was to be the start of a new era for Australia and piano manufacturing. Hugo imported Wertheim pianos from Germany until he opened the Wertheim piano factory at Bendigo Street Richmond in 1908. This state of the art factory produced high quality Wertheim pianos and many of these pianos take pride of place in many Australian homes and venues. Wertheim was the piano of choice for many great performing musicians including Dame Nellie Melba.
With the introduction of radio and the effects of the great depression the Australian Wertheim factory was closed and production was moved to an Asian factory.
Wertheim pianos are still manufactured in this factory to our strict Australian quality control using the very best materials to maintain the Wertheim European tone and touch. This factory also manufactures pianos for Steinway.
For the past 3 years Del Fanderich has consulted to the factory that produces the magnificent Wertheim pianos. Del is one of the most highly respected piano designers in the world and his involvement has ensured that Wertheim pianos are the very best value pianos that you can buy.
Wertheim pianos have always maintained a very high standard of tonal colour and precise touch. Every Wertheim piano is inspected by our Australian quality control specialists before it is shipped to our international distributors.
Wertheim Pianos is still an Australian owned brand and Piano Time is very proud to have control of the manufacture and distribution for these great pianos for the international market.
To read more about Wertheim please go to www.wertheimpiano.com or Ph 61 3 96905566