OUR HISTORY

1889
Oct 07

Willy Kurt Hutzelmann (Born)

Willy Kurt Hutzelmann (Born)

Founder of the family factory “Hutzelmann” in Eisenberg, East Germany. The factory was one of few piano factories in East Germany to survive the second world war. Willy Kurt Hutzelmann secured the wages of twenty employees as well as putting bread on the table during the difficult times of the..Read More

1905
Mar 14

Franz Gotwἂrd Kurt Stolze (Born)

Franz Gotwἂrd Kurt Stolze (Born)

Born on 14th March 1905 FG Kurt Stolze married Willy Kurt Hutzelmann’s daughter, Margret Johanna and had 3 children. Kurt also worked in the Hutzelmann factory as well as the Grotrian Steinweg factory. Kurt immigrated to South Africa in 1953 with his wife and 3 children on the Sterling Castle..Read More

1919
Mar 06

New Beginnings

Willy Kurt Hutzelmann, started the family factory in 1919 in Eisenberg, East Germany. Export to England, Finland, Norway and South Africa during the Great Depression secures over 20 employees ‘ wages and bread in a difficult time

1924
Mar 06

Willy Kurt Hutzelmann (30)

Willy Kurt Hutzelmann (30)

Earliest known photo of Willy Kurt Hutzelmann Great Grandfather of Werner Wilfried Stolze

1926
Mar 06

A new wing to the factory is completed

Mar 06

Kurt Stolze

Kurt Stolze

First Known photograph of Kurt Stolze

1929
Mar 06

10 years

10 years

This Photo was taken at the 10-year reunion of the Hutzelmann factory.

1939
Mar 06

Piano Building Certificate

Piano Building Certificate

1940
Mar 06

Master Piano Building Degree

Master Piano Building Degree

1941
Jan 11

Wilfried Kurt Stolze (Born)

Wilfried Kurt Stolze (Born)

First known photo but not on the date of birth