BEIJING, CHINA (October 31, 2012) — At the Inspiration-Artistic Design auction run by China Guardian, Steinway Commemorative Edition Piano Charm of The Dragon, which attracted much attention of the public before the auction, closed for RMB 6.9 million.
Steinway Commemorative Edition Piano Charm of The Dragon, designed by the distinguished Chinese scholar Mr. Tian Jiaqing, was just unveiled on October 10 and exhibited for the auction preview from October 25 to 27 at the Conference Center of Beijing International Hotel. Charm of The Dragon, the first Steinway Commemorative Edition Piano for China, is a perfect combination of the rich Chinese culture and long history, as well as a symbol of modern piano building.
Taking the idea of the ancient Chinese dragon that stands for vitality and integrity, Mr. Tian designed a dragon logo for the Steinway concert grand piano. Both the music stand made like a traditional Chinese fan and the bench modeled after the matching desk of the traditional Chinese instrument Guqin embody the exquisite furniture style designed and made by Jiaqing. Beyond that, the platform that holds the music desk features foldable signature books at the both ends, so that future performers can leave their written testimonials on it. On the wooden pages, handwriting will penetrate into the grains of the wood, and so will never disappear as time goes by. With the uncompromising Steinway dedication in the building of the piano, Charm of The Dragon itself is an extremely outstanding Steinway concert grand piano in terms of sound and musical performance.
The collector who has successfully won out and owned Charm of The Dragon can not only get satisfaction from the superior sound and artistic pleasure from this Steinway Commemorative Edition Piano, but also enjoy the special tracking service provided by Steinway & Sons. The company will offer the exclusive transport and tuning service for Charm of The Dragon on any important musical occasions, as well as professional consulting service regarding the piano maintenance.
Undoubtedly, Steinway pianos have been the most valuable pianos in the world and collected by major museums worldwide such as Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Piano Museum of Manhattan. Several presidents in the history of the United States of America, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S Truman and Ronald Wilson Reagan all treated Steinway pianos as precious treasures in their collections. The unsurpassed quality of Steinway pianos, in particular the extremely strict material selection, the innovative 128 technical patents and the superior traditional handcraftsmanship, ensures its great investment value and potential. Steinway Commemorative Edition Piano Charm of The Dragon will definitely have its own story to tell in the generations to come.
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Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered the world's premier piano manufacturer. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, Steinway & Sons pianos are built in one of two company-owned and operated factories: Astoria, New York and Hamburg, Germany. Steinway & Sons pianos are still constructed primarily by hand, using many of the techniques developed over 160 years ago. Today, Steinway & Sons also offers the Boston and Essex piano lines, Listen, a magazine for music and culture lovers, and the Steinway & Sons record label. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.
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