Hand-built in Austria, Bösendorfer Pianos are famous for being one of the best pianos in the industry. Their expressive and dynamic tone soars as each note is played. The Bösendorfer Piano Company was started by Ignaz Bösendorfer. At the age of 19, he started his apprenticeship with Joseph Brodmann (1763 – 1848), one of the most famous piano makers of his time. Young Ignaz was extremely gifted, and in 1815 he received an award by the Viennese Academy of Arts for his skill. From there, the Bösendorfer Piano Company never looked back and has become one of the best pianos built in the industry and Ellis Piano is proud to carry these magnificent instruments.