Steinway & Sons Welcomes Portland, Oregon’s Classic Pianos
Long Island City, NY (April 4, 2013) -- Steinway & Sons is proud to announce the addition of Classic Pianos of Portland to its exclusive family of Steinway-authorized dealers. Classic Pianos, an Oregon original and a fourth-generation family business, is headquartered in Portland’s historic “Brooklyn” neighborhood. The company now joins an elite group of hand-selected dealers who bring the world’s finest pianos to artists, students, and institutions around the globe.
Classic Pianos will handle sales and service of Steinway pianos—from majestic concert grands to traditional uprights. The dealership will also offer Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos, ensuring buyers will find the right instrument for every budget and price point.
“For over four generations, our family has sought to provide Oregonians with the finest selection of carefully prepared pianos,” said Maurice (“Moe”) Unis, president and founder of Classic Pianos. “We are thrilled to be appointed as the official Steinway & Sons dealer in Portland, and to become part of a select group of Steinway dealers who represent this legendary piano brand name.”
To honor the new appointment, Classic Pianos has reconfigured its historic, museum-like showrooms and restoration shop facilities. It now dedicates approximately 4,500 square feet within the ambiance of old brick walls, waxed concrete floors, beamed ceilings, and hanging piano artifacts to a Main Entrance Steinway Gallery.
“Classic Pianos embodies the long-standing integrity and American spirit for which Steinway is known,” said Todd Sanders, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Steinway & Sons. “Seeing our beautiful pianos showcased in their stunning historic gallery is quite moving. We’re very pleased to welcome Classic Pianos to our family of dealers.”
About Classic Pianos of Portland:
Located at the east end of the Ross Island Bridge in Portland’s historic “Brooklyn Neighborhood,” Classic Pianos has been described as more of a “campus” than a typical piano store. Its corner lobby, office, and 100-seat Recital Hall was former headquarters for a violin maker. Next door, the Aladdin Theater, a restored vaudeville house that, in the 1920s, played host to the likes of Jack Benny, is now a performing arts center and stage, with adjoining Classic Pianos teaching studios. Across the street is the entrance to five distinct piano rooms, featuring the Main Steinway & Sons Gallery. For more information, please call 503-239-9969 or visit www.classicportland.com.
About Steinway & Sons
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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