For more than a century and a half, the world’s most accomplished pianists have preferred to express their musical genius on Steinway & Sons pianos. The list includes the giants in classical, jazz, and popular music; the men and women who have shaped the world’s musical heritage. Today, more than 98 percent of the world’s active concert pianists choose to perform on Steinway pianos. The joy of playing and owning a Steinway piano, however, is not the exclusive domain of the virtuosi. Rather, it is a world open to all who share a love of music, fine craftsmanship, and enduring quality.
That which distinguishes Steinway pianos, more than all else, is summed up in our dedication to a single ideal: make the finest pianos in the world. It has never entered Steinway minds to compromise quality. Where some have substituted mass-produced, synthetic components to speed production or reduce costs, Steinway apply technologies and new materials only when they provide proven enhancements in the piano. Steinway adhere to these principles for one reason — compromise quality, and you risk the sound, the touch, and ultimately, the integrity of the instrument.
Each Steinway grand piano, consisting of more than 12,000 individual parts, has its own musical character and is as unique as the individual who plays it. To achieve this distinctive musical character, Steinway & Sons uses only the finest materials and employs the best craftsmen and specialists. An important process is the work of the voicers who create the inimitable, unique sound of the instruments. Each piano – a work of art in its own right – is the result of a three year journey through craftsmanship which has earned Steinway & Sons a reputation for unsurpassed quality that has stood for generations.