UPCOMING EVENTS USING THE STEINWAY
May 20, 2023 – Studio Recital (Panaccione studio)
June 4, 2023 – Music Education Centers Recital
June 17, 2023 – Stage Notes Senior Recital
August 1 – 17, 2023 – Piano @ the 2023 Skaneateles Festival
Each Steinway & Sons piano is handcrafted, one at a time, taking almost a full year to complete. Many of their artisans who handcraft today’s pianos are second- and third-generation Steinway craftspeople, carrying forth a Steinway family tradition.
It is easy to find a piano that costs less than a Steinway, but near impossible to find a piano that will offer more heritage, better quality of tone, and a greater return on investment. For more than 165 years, authentic Steinway pianos have had an unrivaled record within the piano world for maintaining their value.
An overwhelming number of concert pianists prefer the Steinway sound more than any other piano brand. From the warmth of tone to its vast dynamic range, each Steinway offers unique, handcrafted qualities unsurpassed in the industry.
A Steinway & Sons grand piano that is properly maintained can easily last 75 to 100 years or more. In fact, the choir room grand piano at Trinity is a Steinway that just turned 121 years old! Though the years have left their mark on the instrument, the underlying quality of tone is still present and is unmistakable. Many hundreds of people have benefited from that instrument throughout its life, and the same will undoubtedly be said in a century about this new Steinway Model D.
Though this instrument was completed in 2013, it is considered new by Steinway & Sons and as such, comes with their full manufacturer’s warranty. The reason that this piano is considered new is that it has never been owned by anyone not affiliated with Steinway. For the past 7 years, this instrument has served as the “concert & artist” piano for Artist Pianos in East Syracuse. This instrument has been used by organizations throughout Central and Northern New York including the Skaneateles Festival, the Cape Vincent International Piano Competition, and the Trinity Concert Series. Several Steinway Artists (pianists who, by arrangement, perform only on Steinway pianos) have performed on this instrument. The instrument is very much in like-new condition except that it has been “broken in” by many great performers – a process that every instrument must go through.
This instrument is different than any other piano in the greater Watertown area because no other “concert grand piano” exists here. While there are concert-level instruments around that are smaller than typical concert grand pianos, they are not actually concert grand pianos. Standard concert grand pianos are around 9 feet long. The reason this term is designated to pianos of this size is because in a concert setting, particularly where a piano is used with many other instruments, an organ, or a symphony orchestra, it needs to be this size in order to produce the volume needed to balance properly. Though this instrument is capable of producing great volume, it is also able to produce an incredibly pure, soft tone. The 9-foot length of the piano means that there is a larger sound board to help the sound resonate. The next closest concert grand pianos are in Syracuse and Potsdam, and though there are many Steinway pianos in the greater Watertown area, no other Steinway in the area is a 9-foot concert model.