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Baldwin has been America's Favorite Piano ever since company founder D.H. Baldwin vowed to manufacture the best piano that can be built over 100 years ago. From concert stages to recording studios to family music rooms, Baldwin Pro Series pianos continue to set the industry standard for innovative design, classic styling and outstanding performance.

BP-190

6’3” Conservatory Grand Polished Ebony, Artist Bench Included

BP190

“I sampled a 6’3” BP 190 grand, which had a truly marvelous dynamic range across the entire keyboard.” “ I can’t remember ever sampling a Baldwin with so many tonal colors, or one so well suited to the full range of repertoire, from Bach and Chopin to Rachmaninoff and Joplin. I was very impressed by its ability to repeat notes fast and reliably, and by the clean cutoff of sound when keys were released.” The BP190 had a wonderfully orchestral sonority, and was much less percussive than the Japanese pianos I’m accustomed to playing in schools. As it could easily be mistaken for a 7’ grand, it would be a fine piano for a church or small concert hall, but would also be well suited for a high-class living rooms studio, classroom, or choral room.”

Dr. James Lent – UCLA

BP-178

5’10” Professional Grand Polished Ebony, Artist Bench Included

BP178

It very much reminded me of the 5’7” Steinway M in my home, and could easily be mistaken for a 6’ or larger piano. The sample I played, finished in high-gloss ebony, had definite class and sophistication. The bass had an unexpected power, richness, and depth, making the Brahms Opp. 118 and 119 very satisfying to play. The upper register had a wonderful natural brightness without being too percussive; its clear, clean sound made it a wonderful choice for the Chopin A-minor Etude, Op.1 0 NO.2. I found the action light, nimble, and easy to control, with excellent repetition. I played the F-Major Etude, Op. 10 No.8, and the piece had never felt easier to play.” “I especially enjoyed the sounds of Gershwin, Mozart, and Prokofiev on this instrument, and bringing out different voices was effortless when playing Bach.” “I would highly recommend it in the mid-priced grand category.”

Dr. James Lent - UCLA

BP-165

5’5” Studio Grand Polished Ebony, Artist Bench Included

BP165

“Baldwin’s new professional BP165 is a mid-sized grand styled to fit where a larger grand might overwhelm the space, while being equipped to deliver world-class tone in the process. The BP165 will easily fit in a room where a full-sized grand just won’t work. This grand easily delivers the sweet, singing tone you’d expect from a much larger instrument, while retaining the full visual impact of having a legendary Baldwin grand piano in your living space. The three traditional pedals are constructed of solid brass, and the fallboard utilizes a slow-close mechanism for a smooth, sure motion when in use. This makes it easier and safer for younger players.

BP-148

4’10” Classic Grand Polished Ebony, Artist Bench Included

BP148

Baldwin Professional Series BP148 is a full featured grand piano of unparalleled Baldwin quality. If you’ve always wanted a grand but thought you didn’t quite have the space to accommodate one, the new BP148 just might be the answer to your dreams. This baby grand easily delivers the full, rich tone you’d expect from a full-sized instrument and retains the impressive presence and prestige of having a legendary Baldwin grand piano in your living space.

A grand piano naturally becomes the focal point of any room, and if your space is limited, you’ll want to fill it with the finest piano built. The Baldwin BP148 is the best in its class.

B252

52” Professional Upright Satin Ebony, Matching Bench Included

BP252

“As one who frequently rehearses on upright pianos in schools, I would gladly take the Baldwin B252 in trade for the pianos of other makes I often have to play.”

Dr. James Lent - Lecturer in Collaborative Piano UCLA Herb Albert School of Music

The B252 is Baldwin’s largest vertical piano, and provides as much total soundboard area s Baldwin’s celebrated R1 grand piano. This piano features a special design that supports longer bass strings, which are more common in taller uprights and produce a rich and very resonant tone.

BP-5

49” Professional Upright Polished Ebony, Matching Bench Included

BP5

With its timeless elegance versatile sound and performance, the BP5 is the perfect piano for situations that require vertical dimensions, but desire grand-like tone. The BP5 boasts nearly as much soundboard area as Baldwin’s 5’8” R1 Grand! Whether you require a vertical piano for use in the studio, orchestra, school or home, the BP5 offers professional tone and quality. The Scale Design produces a full, deep bass, sparkling highs and a rich tone all across the frequency range. Its features strings by Mapes or Roslau with longer speaking lengths than common upright pianos, so this vertical package makes no sacrifices in the depths of its bass frequencies.

BP-3

49” Decorator Upright Polished Rosewood, Matching Bench Included

BP3

The new BP3 displays Grand Style in a high-performance vertical loud and clear. Offering optimum playability, durability and tone, the BP3 also captures the timeless elegance of the grand with its French-style leg, highly crafted polished rosewood cabinetry, and grand-style lid prop.

The BP3 has the dimensions and design required to produce outstanding tone.

This relatively compact vertical piano accommodates a larger soundboard than most uprights, for a full, powerful sound.

BP-1

47” Professional Upright Polished Ebony, Matching Bench Included

BP1

The BP1 offers optimum playability, durability and tone, and represents impressive value in a compact upright piano. What’s more, it looks great in elegant high-polished Ebony.

At 47” tall, the BP1 is able to accommodate a larger soundboard than most and therefore benefits from a full, powerful sound.

Its strings boast a longer speaker length for the breed, enabling deep bass and rich tone, enhanced by the purity of 100% virgin wool hammers.

B342

43” Decorator Upright French Provincial Cherry, Matching Bench Included

B342

The Baldwin B342 is a decorator-style piano that has remained one of the company’s most popular models, offering class styling and excellent performance while fitting perfectly into any décor. The B343 also delivers all the high-quality features and superior tone expected from a Baldwin piano. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or professional, the highly responsive action and note-for-note clarity of the B342 makes it a natural and desirable choice for players of all levels.

HARD ROCK MAPLE RIMS

All Baldwin Grands feature Hard Rock Maple Rims. Using Hard Rock Maple gives a piano greater volume, enhance harmonics and more dynamic range. With very few exceptions all of the top-rated hand-built pianos use Hard Rock Maple Rims.

STRUNG BACK

Baldwin pianos feature solid construction reinforced backs constructed of the finest materials. This enhances both the structural attributes of the piano and its sound characteristics, helping to produce full, rich tone.

SAND CAST PLATE

Baldwin plates are made using a sandcast process which results in high-strength, stress-free castings. This sandcast process, combined with the use of premium iron ore, produces a plate that does not contribute unwanted resonance, thereby helping to create the classic Baldwin Sound.

SOUNDBOARD

To ensure a soundboard of consistently superior quality, Baldwin selects only the finest spruce available. A time-tested, traditional design contributes to the responsive character of the soundboard, providing outstanding tonal quality.

BRIDGES & RIBS

Baldwin bridges are constructed of solid maple. This design contributes to the sustaining tonal quality of the Baldwin piano. Ribs, crafted of premium spruce, are hand selected and matched to each soundboard for maximum stability.

PINBLOCK

Baldwin piano pinblocks consists of multiple plies of hardwoods. By alternating the grain direction of each ply, tuning pins are snugly held. Because the plies are joined with a waterproof adhesive, the integrity of the Baldwin grand pinblock is not adversely affected by humidity.

ACTION

Consisting of more than 7,500 parts, theBaldwin action features the exceptionally responsive touch that professional players prefer. Baldwin only uses premium hammers to ensure world-class, note-to-note consistency and excellent tonal range.

KEYS & KEYBED

Baldwin keybeds are constructed of cross-grained hardwoods. This design ensures long term dimensional stability. Baldwin keys feature all-hardwood reinforcement parts. Sharp keys have a refined radius for superb feel.

Baldwin Piano Venues

For more than 60 years, Baldwin has been honored to share the stage at a variety of orchestral and chamber music concerts, instrumental and vocal recitals, student performances, the Festival of Contemporary Music, and performances by both popular and jazz artists.

  • Algonquin Hotel €”- Oak Room
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts
  • BAT Theatre Company, NYC
  • Belleayre Music Festival
  • Bernstein Education Through the Arts Fund
  • Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Brevard Music Center
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Bushnell, Hartford, Conn.
  • Canadian Opera Company
  • CBS Morning Show
  • Center Staging
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Cincinnati Pops
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • City Center, NYC
  • Paula Cole - National Tour
  • Aaron Copland Foundation
  • Donny & Marie
  • Dallas Opera
  • Ben Folds Five - World Tour
  • Ford Center for the Performing Arts - NYC/Chicago
  • Fosse Broadway & National Companies
  • Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Grand Palace Theatre, Branson, Mo.
  • Hit Factory recording studio (NYC/Miami)
  • Iridium Jazz Club
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
  • The Late Show with David Letterman
  • Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts
  • Marian McPartlands Piano Jazz (NPR)
  • Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
  • Montreal Opera
  • Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Music Theatre International
  • Natchez Opera Festival
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Opera Company of Philadelphia
  • Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • The Piano Choir Riverbend Music Center
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes Tour
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • St. Peter€™s Church, NYC
  • St. Louis Opera
  • Santa Fe Opera
  • Second Stage Theatre, NYC
  • SESAC Sessions at West 54th (PBS)
  • Signature Theatre, Arlington, Va.
  • Tanglewood
  • The View (ABC)
  • Mel Tillis Theater
  • Town Hall, NYC
  • Tulsa Philharmonic
  • Village Vanguard
  • Lawrence Welk Theatre
  • Earl Wilds Grande Piano (WOSU Radio)
  • Wildwood Performing Arts Center
  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

BALDWIN ARTISTS

Baldwin€™s support of performing artists and institutions is a tradition which dates back to the early years of the 20th century. Today, our Concert & Artist Division, based in New York€™s Hit Factory building on West 54th Street, is the center for our international activities.

Baldwin Artists span all musical genres, from jazz to pop, classical to country. We€™re proud of the breadth and depth of our roster, which continues to grow.

Baldwin Artists are not paid for their endorsements.

Rather, their preference is a testimony to the performance characteristics of Baldwin pianos.

Billy Joel - Miley Cyrus - Evanescence - Glee - Clay Aiken - Jimmy Amadie - Jon Ballantyne -Dave Brubeck - Richard Carpenter - Jo Ann Castle -Richard Danielpour - Ivan Davis -Dino - Peter Duchin - Charles Dutoit - Arthur Ferrante - Elliot Finkel - Stephen Flaherty - Ben Folds - Lukas Foss -Laszlo Gardony - Deborah Gibson - Mickey Gilley - Philip Glass - Arthur Hanlon - Sir Roland Hanna - Loston Harris - John Hicks - Andrew Hill - Joseph Holt -Dick Hyman - Jeff Jacobs - Wladimir Jan Kochanski - David Korevaar - Erich Kunzel -Michael John LaChiusa - Debra Lew Harder - Keith Lockhart - Jesas Lapez-Cobos - Tomy MacAlpine - Adam Makowicz - Richard Marx - Roberto McCausland - Dieppa - Marian McPartland -Rickey Minor - Max Morath - Patrick Moraz - Seiji Ozawa - Luciano Pavarotti - Maurice Peress - Alexander Peskanov - Popov & Vona - Virginia Raad - Steve Reich - Santiago Rodriguez - Pamela Ross - Diane Schuur - George Shearing - Bright Sheng - Bobby Short - Abbey Simon - Carly Simon - Stephen Sondheim - Robert Spano - Regina Spektor - Herbert Stessin - Billy Stritch - Robert Swan - John Tatgenhorst - Ronan Tynan - Veri & Jamanis - Rufus Wainwright - Earl Wild - John Williams - Aaron Copland - Per Allen - Wlhelm Backhaus - Bela Bartok - Count Basie - Harold Bauer- SirThomas Beecham - Leonard Bernstein - Jussi Bjrling - Jorge Bolet- Benjamin Britten - Emerson Buckley - Aaron Copland - Ernst von Dohnányi - Eddie Duchin - Bill Evans - Arthur Fiedler - Erroll Garner - Walter Gieseking - Alberto Ginastera - Eugene Goosens - John Green - Johana Harris - Natalie Hinderas - Jose Iturbi - Paul Jacobs - Serge Koussevitsky - Josef Lhevinne - Rosina Lhevinne - Liberace - Adele Marcus - Eduardo Mata - Darius Milhaud - Benno Moiseiwitch - Pierre Monteux - Charles Munch - Eugene Ormandy - Vladimir de Pachmann - Gregor Piatigorsky - Ezio Pinza - Francis Poulenc - Ottorino Respighi - Edwin Romain - Moriz Rosenthal - Max Rudolf - Leonard Shure - Sir Georg Solti - Igor Stravinsky - Soulima Stravinsky - Joseph Szigeti - Virgil Thomson - Werner Torkanowsky - Richard Tucker - Lawrence Welk - Mary Lou Williams - Teddy Wilson - Eugene Ysaye