Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by Henry Engelhard Steinway. Over the next thirty years, Henry and his sons, C.F.Theodore, Charles, Henry Jr., William and Albert, developed the modern piano. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that were handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation. Today at Steinway, they still build their pianos that way. Each Steinway grand piano, for example, takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods employed in the rims, tops, soundboards, and actions cure for months in the company’s yard, kilns and conditioning rooms, until they stabilize at rigidly specified moisture content.
Steinway is dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world. The result is instruments renowned for their unsurpassed quality. Pianos with such superior sound and responsive touch that they enchant the most demanding pianists. Over 1,500 prominent concert artists and ensembles across the world bear the title Steinway Artist. Each of them owns a Steinway and has chosen to perform on the Steinway piano professionally. Steinway is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world!