Nannette Streicher (1769-1833)

Nannette Streicher née Stein (1769-1833) was the daughter of the piano maker Johann Andreas Stein, and was known as a prodigy of the keyboard. In 1794 she married Andreas Streicher (1761-1833), a piano teacher, composer and performer. Streicher joined Nannette and her brother in the business as it moved to Vienna, but in 1802, the couple started their own business. The Streichers were close friends of Beethoven and he suggested several improvements to their pianos.