Steinway & Sons Names Michael Rickman to International Artist Roster
New York City, NY – October 25, 2010 – Steinway & Sons today announced the addition of the exceptional pianist Michael Rickman to their worldwide artist roster. Since 1853, Steinway & Sons has been maker of the world’s most sought after pianos, and its Concert and Artist Department has served the most talented and revered pianists throughout the globe since the late 1860's, making available instruments for performance and recording, television and radio.
Included on the Steinway Artist roster have been such immortals as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Vladimir Horowitz, Ignace Paderewski, Cole Porter and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Today’s Steinway Artists include the leading stars from all musical genres and styles, among them Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barneboim, Van Cliburn, Harry Connick, Jr., Ahmad Jamal, Billy Joel, Evgeny Kissin, Diana Krall, Lang Lang, Peter Nero, Maurizio Pollini, Billy Taylor and Roger Williams.
Acceptance into the worldwide Steinway Artist roster indicates not only high musical performance achievement, but it reflects the artist’s dedication to and confidence in the Steinway piano. Steinway Artists all own Steinway pianos and, unlike virtually any commercial endorsement, they are not paid to play the Steinway. Steinway & Sons maintains over 300 pianos throughout the Americas for Concert and Artist services, and its artists receive excellent assistance from the Steinway dealers in the Americas and throughout Europe and Asia. The technical support that is available to the Steinway Artist family is the best in the world.
The members of the Steinway Artist family are each as unique as the instruments the Company makes. Whether their music is classical, jazz, popular, religious or new age, the common thread among the over 1,500 artists who grace the roster is their belief in the Steinway as a piano that will allow them to express themselves as no other instrument can. Steinway & Sons deeply values the artistry of Michael Rickman and is committed to assisting him in his performance and recording activities throughout the world.
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Since 1853 Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, and it is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.
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