Steinway In History
STEINWAY & SONS was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry
Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street. Over the next thirty years, Henry and his sons
developed the modern piano. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that have been handed
down from master to apprentice, generation after generation, ever since. The STEINWAY piano became the
choice for ninety-eight percent of concertizing artists, none of whom are compensated to endorse the
instrument. The STEINWAY earned a reputation as an investment for the owner in the legacy of future
Dear Mr. Steinway,
I am very happy to have the opportunity of using your pianos for my concerts.
I consider them to be perfect in every way.
- SERGEI RACHMANINOFF
To call a genuine grand or upright piano of STEINWAY &
SONS one’s own is an overwhelming feeling. Far more than just an exquisite instrument, it is an
instrument of the highest expression and creativity. A STEINWAY piano intimately connects artist
and listener, and invites its owner to join a tradition of musical perfection, making it an