Young music students and professional pianists alike understand the importance of a well-made piano. However much you practice, a poor quality piano will always make your music sound much less impressive. For a piano which offers consistently high standards of performance alongside an outstanding reputation for quality, there is only one name you should consider. Steinway pianos are widely recognised to be the most prestigious make of piano, but what is it that has made the Steinway name synonymous with excellence? One company have been retailers for the brand for fifteen years now, so are well-placed to explain the history of this premier piano maker.
From Humble Beginnings…
Cabinet maker Henry Engelhard Steinway built his first piano in the kitchen of his home in Germany. By the time he emigrated to America and established Steinway & Sons in 1853, he had built 482 pianos. Passing on his expertise to his four sons, the company soon became renowned for the quality of their instruments and the revolutionary designs which made Steinway piano pioneers.
From 1855 onwards, Steinway pianos received numerous gold medals at a variety of US and European exhibitions. One particular success saw Steinway & Sons win the prestigious Grand Gold Medal of Honour for excellence in manufacturing and engineering at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. This worldwide acclaim quickly led to Steinway pianos becoming the first choice for discerning pianists and eager enthusiasts everywhere.
To this day, the ethos of Steinway & Sons remains the same, as does their dedication to creating unique pianos which are far superior to any others. Their Grand pianos take one year to complete, and the carefully selected woods used in their fabrication are allowed to cure for months to ensure they have the optimum moisture content to create the perfect piano. This commitment to creating the highest quality instruments ensures that, even when you buy one of the pre-owned Steinway pianos offered by this specialist retailer, you can rest assured that you are investing in an instrument that is built to last.
It is easy to see why nine out of ten concert pianists have made Steinway pianos their instrument of choice, and why these instruments are some of the most popular that this piano retailer have on offer. To enjoy a piece of this prestigious history for yourself, why not invest in a Steinway piano from this experienced firm?