In 1700’s Bartolomeo Cristofori invents the “piano e forte” in Florence, Italy.
In 1800's The English firm Broadwood makes the first sturdy piano with more than five octaves
In 1800s Modern upright piano and grand pianos that are used today first appeared.
In 1853 Steinway and Sons was founded by Heinrich Engelhard Steinway.
In 1863 Henri Fourneaux invents a piano that can play itself using a piano roll and mechanics.
In 1962—The first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is held in Fort Worth, Texas.
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