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Jazzed About 1st Annual American Jazz Pianist Competition 

1Emmet Cohen wins new American Jazz Pianist Competition in Florida – all finalist play Steingraeber grand piano

News is spreading internationally about the world’s newest Jazz pianist competition. The American Jazz Pianist Competition (AJPC) finals occurred on the evening of November 2nd, 2014 in Melbourne, Florida. Ten highly talented pianists were chosen by a panel of judges to compete for a prize valued at over $10,000. Sponsors of the competition included three of the most respected piano manufacturers; Yamaha, Bösendorfer and Steingraeber. The semi-finalists, and the finalists, performed on a Steingraeber concert grand piano from Bayreuth, Germany.

Emmet Cohen, US native and New York City resident was announced the winner of the American Jazz Pianist Competition.

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1Please see the press release of AJPC here...

 


Exhibition at Steingraeber House Bayreuth

1Golden Sounds in the Mystical Ground - Musical Instruments for Richard Wagner

From July 29th to January 2015 Steingraeber together with Musical Instruments Museum of Leipzig University shows this great exhibition.

In the Wagner anniversary year 2013 it could be seen in Leipzig, in 2014 it will exclusively be shown at Steingraeber Gallery. In 2013 it was a great success with a lot of enthusiastic visitors. Curator is Ms. Dr. Birgit Heise, Leipzig University.

Free entrance.      

1Please read here the greeting (German only) by Mrs. Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Head of the Bayreuth Richard Wagner Festival.

For more informationen, please visit our event calender.       


Aircraft in Grand Piano

1Steingraeber again proved his innovative power! The clever piano manufacturers from Bayreuth presented a Semi Concert Grand D-232 with the World’s lightest concert grand lid at Musikmesse trade fair 2014.

Aircraft material leads to a reduction of weight (recently 50% less) and thus enhances the lid’s ability to swing. Udo Steingraeber, owner of the family business, says: „This first prototype shows that we are able to emit even more sound to concert halls. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the sound. We want perfection.”

See a cross section of the concert grand lid here.

    


New video available: guided tour through Steingraeber House

1The guided tours through Steingraeber House and the workshops are very popular. For people who want to remember their last visit or for whom are not able to visit Bayreuth, Steingraeber created a video of a guided tour.

The video goes along with great piano music performed by Cyprien Katsaris on 2 E-272 concert grands. See the video here...    

Or do you want to navigate yourself through Steingraeber House? Then please try our virtual tour with many 360° photos.

    


The Sordino: a revival of an old tonality

A project of Prof. Jura Margulis und Steingraeber & Söhne Bayreuth

1Steingraeber & Söhne now offers a revival of an old tonality. Jura Margulis, a German-American pianist of Russian extraction, was the catalyst who inspired Steingraeber & Söhne to seize upon this late eighteenth century concept and install it in a modern D-232 grand piano. He used this sound enhancer on his new Schubert CD which will be presented by Steingraeber and Margulis at Musikmesse.

The Sordino function can be released in different ways up to every each pianist, e. g. in a forth pedal, as kneelever or in the middle pedal, rendering the sostenuto pedal temporarily inoperative, as Jura Margulis designed it.. Read more...  

   


Florida International Piano Competition Announces Steingraeber as its Official Piano

The Florida International Piano Competition (FIPC) recently announced a new partnership with Melbourne’s Atlantic Music Center to make the acclaimed Steingraeber piano the official piano of the FIPC.

1Steingraeber pianos will be featured at FIPC events and concerts, including the highly anticipated 3rd Florida International Piano Competition, slated for January 2015, and beginning with Leonidas Lipovetsky’s “The Complete Beethoven Sonatas,” Series III concert, November 22 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando.

“Steingraeber pianos are renowned for their craftsmanship and innovative design advancements that still continue today. They are the perfect pianos to showcase our accomplished competitors and performers,” says Ellen Hamilton, CEO and Founder of the FIPC. more...  

   


  

Parsifal bells for Richard Wagner

Steingraeber restored the 1927 Parsifal bells

1This summer, the Bayreuth piano manufacturer Steingraeber & Söhne restored the historic 1927 Parsifal bells. The bells are part of an original, grand-piano-like instrument from the Bayreuth Festival. Thanks to advances in manufacturing methods, you can now hear them for the first time in many years. Hear the bells.

Our Press release: Parsifal bells for Richard Wagner

   


  

Further News

Great Concert in Paris: Ludmila Berlinkskaia and Arthur Ancelle played at Salle Cortot, November 12th. Thanks to our dealer Pianos Nebout.

New Steingraeber dealer in Düsseldorf, Germany: congrats to Mr. Michael Thron who opend the store "Pianovum" June 14th, 2014. 

Steingraeber with 9 pianos at the festival "Festwoche Alpenklassik 2014": The Festival in Bad Reichenhall (in the south of Germany), August 23rd-30th,  offered numerous concerts.

"Wenn drei aufeinander hören": Great concert at Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. Article in the newspaper "Badische Neueste Nachrichten" published.

Steingraeber in the Mendelssohn-Remise Berlin: "Klassik um Eins" was the name of a concert series by Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in cooperation with Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft e.V. The Steingraeber & Söhne grand piano C-212 was played.

"Mozart Pedal" with Pianissimo effect: World uniqueness: „Una Corda“ and „Half Blow“ in just 1 pedal.

Steingraeber at MTNA National Conference: Steingraeber & Söhne pianos exhibited at 2014th National Conference of the Music Teacher National Association in Chicago, IL. This national conference brought in around 2,000 independent and college faculty music teachers, music students and family members from across the USA.

Way Beyond Wagner: New Schedule is ready with 116 events at Steingraeber

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a Steingraeber E-272

Steingraeber deepens cooperation with China - Steingraeber & Söhne to sign a cooperatgion agreement with Pearl River in Beijing

Management Rejuvenates at Steingraeber Factory - The torch passes from Wolfgang Schäffler to Alexander Kerstan

Music Fair Frankfurt 2012 - The New Salon Grand is Actually a Chamber Music Grand

WAGNER Music Fair Frankfurt 2012 - Steingraeber and the BMTG bring Richard Wagner to the Musikmesse

Wrapping Up a Successful Decade - The Bayreuth Piano Maker Steingraeber & Söhne is pleased with 2011
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