Academy A 4 Academy A 4 C. Bechstein Academy C. Bechstein Academy 59.7'' / 152 cm cm 23.6'' / 60 cm cm 492 lbs / 223 cm 47.2'' / 120 cm kg The new C. Bechstein Academy A 4: Our talented all-rounder. Thanks to its completely new design, it makes every genre sound amazing. new Upright

Academy A 4

C. Bechstein Academy

Our talented all-rounder

This acoustic instrument is Bluetooth MIDI capable.


Academy A 4

C. Bechstein Academy

Our talented all-rounder

This acoustic instrument is Bluetooth MIDI capable.




A versatile talent for every repertoire

Music has an endless array of styles. From baroque to hard rock. From Gregorian to jazz. Musicians – in particular those with wide-ranging repertoires who deliberately choose not to settle on a single style – need an instrument that can accommodate and embrace this variety. It is with these musicians in mind that the new C. Bechstein Academy A 4 piano was conceived. Its completely new design allows the player to bring out the true essence of every musical genre.

A virtuoso across the board

Despite our 165 years of experience, we never fail to get excited when our new designs produce their very first sounds. Our Development Department and piano makers have absolutely outdone themselves and we couldn’t be happier with the result! The C. Bechstein Academy A 4 sounds wonderfully distinguished and elegant – and yet fresh and impulsive at the same time. This unique sound profile and the outstanding action of the Academy A 4 mean it can be used for any kind of musical requirements, be it for personal use or as a working instrument for professional use.

The design – A tribute to clarity

This tonal versatility has been purposely housed inside a design that represents a calm counterpoint: clean lines, understated, timeless, modern. This results in an overall package that embodies a truly consummate harmony and balance.

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Instruments with perfect voice and touch.

Mountain spruce grown slowly at elevations between 800 and 1,000 meters.

Sound board element adapted to the individual models.

Sound bodies made of carefully selected spruce, beech and pine.

The special composition of the cast iron and the particular form of the frame dampen its vibrations and boost the string energy.

The bridges are made of German red beech using modern CNC technology, which guarantees good transmission of sound and frequencies to the soundboard.

Hardwood multiplex.

Durable, resilient keyboard with ideal lever ratio that meets professional requirements.

Keyboard designed and engineered by the C. Bechstein R&D department.

Highly complex professional action made up of 2,000 parts and designed in accordance with C. Bechstein’s Keyboard and Action Engineering and Geometry standards.

Hammer heads made by C. Bechstein Germany.

Materials: mahogany core covered with felt made in Germany of New Zealand wool using a secret, traditional method.

The Touch with optimum weight and friction coefficients achieved by using the latest design technology.

Individual voicing by expert technicians for a distinct, transparent, multifaceted voice.

Case manufactured at the C. Bechstein production site from some twenty top-quality parts. Elegant finish (high-gloss lacquer).

Academy A 4 Dimensions

Dimensions   H 47.2'' / 120 cm ×  W 59.7'' / 152 cm ×  D 23.6'' / 60 cm   Weight   492 lbs / 223 kg
C. Bechstein Academy Academy A 4

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C. Bechstein Manufactory Seifhennersdorf, Saxony

At the C. Bechstein manufactory, experienced piano-makers build instruments of exceptional quality, each of them provided with a distinctive musical personality. More than 170 years of piano-making expertise are a testimony to continuity and reliability.

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