• 88 BLACK DIAMOND MODEL B STEINWAYS • 8 BLACK DIAMOND MODEL D STEINWAYS
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.
LANG LANG BLACK DIAMOND DESIGNED BY DAKOTA JACKSON
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.
Top Classical Hit "Für Elise" Performed by Lang Lang with Black Diamond
Black Diamond Macassar Ebony
Black Diamond Polished Ebony
With its reflections and expressive lines, the Lang Lang Black Diamond exemplifies the black diamond, a rare and precious diamond whose origin is shrouded in mystery. The design of the grand piano combines the elegance of either classical ebony high polish or Macassar ebony with the brilliance of chrome. Three slender diamond-shaped silhouettes punctuate the line of the rim. It features metallic accents on the legs, the music desk and the back of the case.
"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 COLOUR - illuminated BY CELESTIAL CHARISMA
Lang 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.
DAKOTA JACKSON CUT - Shaped by interstellar inspiration
The award-winning designer 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 other-worthy performances.
Black Diamonds, Dakota Jackson reminds us, are believed to have extraterrestrial origins, the results of an exploding supernova. Jackson views the diamond’s brilliance and rarity as simpatico with the genius and spirit of virtuoso Steinway Artist Lang Lang, Jackson finds the Black Diamond Limited Edition’s pristine silhouette and sonorous tonality to ve the perfect match for an incomparable pianist who musically expresses the inexpressible.
2.5 MILLION CARATS - the value of virtuosity
The piano’s weight – and the value of the Black Diamond investment; financial sustainability, a benchmark of music history, and passion encased.
BLACK DIAMOND DESIGN
Lustrous metallic accents and sweeping lines give the Black Diamond Limited Edition an incandescent appearance.
STEINWAY CLARITY - passion & perfection from material to sound
The finest materials, the highest production standards and the richest sound are required to craft the perfect instrument.
BLACK DIAMOND - STRICTLY LIMITED WORLDWIDE
Almost magical the number 88, because the magic sound of a grand piano is generated by the 88 keys. The Black Diamond special edition is limited to 88 B grand pianos and additional 8 D concert grand pianos. Choose your model and experience the musical passion of world-class pianist Lang Lang and the striking design aesthetic of star designer Dakota Jackson with our Black Diamond.
Chopin - Prelude No.15 "Raindrop"
STEINWAY SPIRIO | r
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.
GRAND VALSE BRILLANTE, OP.18 Composer: Chopin, Frédéric Performer: Lang Lang
ALADDIN – WHOLE NEW WORLD Composer: Mulligan, SimonPerformer: Menken, Alan
Black Diamond Model D — Edition of 8
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.