LIMITED EDITION OF 88 + 8
The BLACK DIAMOND LIMITED EDITION’s pristine silhouette and sonorous tonality is the perfect match for an incomparable pianist who musically expresses the inexpressible. Dakota Jackson, the award-winning designer of this Steinway Limited Edition, takes inspiration from the theory that black diamonds are extraterrestrial in origin — the result of an exploding supernova. Jackson views the BLACK DIAMOND’s brilliance and rarity as simpatico with the genius and spirit of virtuoso STEINWAY ARTIST Lang Lang.
The latest Limited Edition of Steinway & Sons is another milestone in the history of the company. This piano has been specially designed by virtuoso pianist Lang Lang and marks the first time that a classical pianist has been invited to join the design process of a Steinway & Sons grand piano. In collaboration with renowned US designer Dakota Jackson, who has already created two Steinway pianos in the past, Lang Lang developed a grand piano embodying his talent and passion.
“I believe that the BLACK DIAMOND is the visual expression of infinite possibility.”—DAKOTA JACKSON
THE BLACK DIAMOND AN EXQUISITE WORK OF ART
Every diamond is categorized according to four distinct properties: color, carat, cut and clarity. Black diamonds, with their extraordinary origins, are the rarest — and most prized.
LANG LANG COLOR - illuminated BY CELESTIAL CHARISMALang Lang was named ”Messenger of Peace” by the United Nation is 2013 for his tireless advocacy of music education and has been a Steinway Artist since 2002.Lang Lang demonstrates capacious techniques, boundless energy, a constant work ethic, insatiable curiosity and devotion to charitable work. Lang Lang’s charisma, unique phrasing and bold interpretation is reflected in the Black Diamond Limited Edition.
2.5 MILLION CARATS - the value of virtuosityThe piano’s weight – and the value of the Black Diamond investment; financial sustainability, a benchmark of music history, and passion encased.
Lustrous metallic accents and sweeping lines give the BLACK DIAMOND LIMITED EDITION an incandescent appearance.
SHAPED BY - interstellar inspirationThe designer Dakota Jackson has a long-established relationship with steinway & sons. For Jackson, the mysterious aura surrounding black diamonds inspired the name and silhouette of this masterpiece, while reflecting Lang Lang's truly otherworldly performances, which inspired Jackson.
STEINWAY CLARITY - passion & perfection from material to soundThe finest materials, the highest production standards and the richest sound are required to craft the perfect instrument.
“The BLACK DIAMOND has not only the look — but the sound, the emotion, the touch.”LANG LANG
Every BLACK DIAMOND comes equipped as a revolutionary SPIRIO | r, the world’s finest high resolution player piano capable of live performance capture and high resolution recording and playback, giving life to your STEINWAY with performances from the world’s greatest pianists in a constantly updated and growing library. A revolutionary blend of artistry, craftsmanship, and technology, SPIRIO | r provides new tools of expression and new ways to access, share, and experience performance.
The BLACK DIAMOND features a Limited Edition Spirio Playlist. Recorded by Lang Lang, this exclusive playlist is only available on a BLACK DIAMOND.
Eight exclusive BLACK DIAMOND LIMITED EDITIONS are featured as a Model D concert grand in Macassar Ebony. Each instrument is offered as a SPIRIO | r — the world’s finest high resolution player piano.
Complimentary iPad Pro® included. LENGTH — 8' 113/4" (274 cm) WIDTH — 613/4" (156 cm) WEIGHT — 990 lbs (480 kg)
Eighty-eight Black Diamond Limited Editions are featured as a Model B in Ebony or Macassar Ebony. Each instrument is offered as a SPIRIO | r — the world's finest high resolution player piano.
Complimentary iPad Pro® included. LENGTH — 6' 11" (211 cm) WIDTH — 58" (148 cm) WEIGHT — 760 lbs (345 kg)