Whenever it comes to the piano industry, it is a known fact that some of the brands have been able to provide their customers with the best for years. With no doubt, there are a number of piano brands around the globe.
But, among them, few are which stand out. So, when talking about famous piano brands, Steinway is in one of the top ones.
Introduction about Steinway:
Steinway is an American based private piano company. It was founded in 1853. Since then, the company has increased its customer circle all around the globe.
The original and complete name of this company is Steinway and Sons. But, most of the times people commonly call it Steinway.
Presently, the company owns 300 showrooms around the globe.
Distinctions of Steinway and Sons company:
The company is known worldwide for its production of pianos. It has always been on the top priority for the musicians whenever it comes to the purchase of pianos.
The two most amazing and best seller products of this company are as follows:
- Grand pianos.
- Steinway and Sons Upright pianos.
Steinway and Piano Company History:
Steinway company is presently 166 years old. The company has been through many thick and thin times. The interesting historical overview of the company is as follows:
1853 to 1893:
- In the first year of its establishment, 1853, the company made its first piano named as 483.
- By 1856 the production units of the company per year were about 208 pianos.
- Establishing the Steinway hall holding the Auditorium with the 2,000-seating area.
- Becoming the first-ever company to gain the “Grand Gold Medal of Honour” in 1867.
- Death of Henry Englehard Steinway,founder of Steinway and Sons in 1871.
- Opening of Steinway Hall in London.
- Making the total production units reach to 2600 pianos so far.
- Launching of the Steinway concert Grand Piano
- Opening of Carnegie Hall.
1893 to 1933:
- Manufacturing of the Gold Steinway Piano for the White House.
- Introducing the model’s “K”, “M” and “L” of pianos.
1933 to 1973:
- Introducing the model “S” of Steinway pianos.
- Presenting the second Steinway Grand Piano to President Franklin.
- Breaking the record by the shipment of more than 5600 pianos.
- Henry Z. Steinway became the fifth President of Steinway company.
- Selling the Steinway and Sons to CBS Musical Instruments.
1973 to 2003:
- Bruce Stevens became the 9th president of Steinway and Sons.
- Stealing of the Paris Exhibition and several other awards from the Steinway and Sons company.
- Introducing the mid-price piano line called Boston.
- Gaining the name of “The company of the year” by The Music Traders.
- Introducing the Crown Jewel collection for use in Steinway piano.
- Introducing and Establishing William Steinway
2003 to Present:
- Introducing the Boston performance edition piano.
- Introducing the full-featured digital metronome app.
So, Steinway and Sons have always been on its toes to provide its customers with the best.
It has never failed to surprise its customers with its unique and classic collection of pianos.