Piano History, Origins and Inventors

Piano history reaches not only in the last 300 years when the first “pianoforte” was created in Italy, but much further behind to the discovery of first stringed dulcimers. Here you can learn all about the journey of pianos through our history.

Old Piano

Who Invented Piano?

History of piano started in the late-Medieval Italy with the first model of string instrument that was played with the keyboard. This invention spurred the imagination of European inventors, who very quickly managed to introduce to the world one of the most popular instruments of all time – modern piano.

Roses on Grand Piano Keys

Timeline of Piano

Timeline of piano reaches 2,500 years in our past to the very creation of and proliferation of first known hammered dulcimers. Those simple instruments proved to be original inspiration to Italian musical inventors who managed in the last 600 years to revolutionize the world of music with the creation of Piano.

Old Piano with Sheet Music Notes

Origins of Piano

Origin of piano can be found in many medieval and pre-medieval instruments, but the one true inspiration to the modern day piano was hammered dulcimers that followed us through our history for more than 2,500 years. Here you can learn the origin story of piano.

Bartolomeo Cristofori

Bartolomeo Cristofori

Bartolomeo Cristofori is today remembered as one of the most important figures in the entire history of piano as a man who finalized its modern form. Here you can learn more about this very important inventor and his legacy that has reshaped the world of music.

Two Concert Pianos
Keyboard of Piano