Steinway Artist Jane Coop Appointed to the Order of Canada
Steinway Artist, Pianist Jane Coophas been named a Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions as a musician, performer and educator. From 1980 until 2012, Coop was a faculty member of the UBC School of Music. She was also the founding Artistic Director of the Young Artists’ Experience, a summer chamber music camp for youth held at UBC. Coop has performed in 28 countries around the world.
Tuning A Steinway Piano At UVic - Shaw TV Victoria
Legendary Horowitz Piano North American Tour Arriving in Vancouver
Vancouver, BC The legendary Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz Piano continues its tour of North America with upcoming stop in Vancouver and Richmond Canada. The stunning piano—a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs — will be showcased between November 16th and December 2nd 2012 at Tom Lee Music. The tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play CD 503, which is the fabled piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on tour. It was known to be one of Horowitz’s favourite instruments.
Horowitz, a Steinway Artist Immortal, is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His colourful personality and astounding performances enthralled audiences for decades. Early in 1934, as a wedding present, Steinway & Sons presented Horowitz and his wife Wanda with a Steinway Model D, Serial #279503. In the early 1940’s, this piano was replaced with #314503, now known simply as CD 503. This is the piano Horowitz kept in his New York townhouse. He used it in many recitals and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s, and he famously demanded that the piano be his exclusive touring instrument during the last four years of his life, including for his triumphant return to the former Soviet Union for performances in Moscow and Leningrad in 1986.
Tom Lee Music invites you to their beautiful Steinway Showrooms on the following dates and locations: Vancouver - Saturday November 17 through Sunday November 25, 2012
Tom Lee Music Vancouver: 929 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. Call 604.685.8471
Richmond - Tuesday November 27 through Sunday December 2, 2012
Tom Lee Music: 3631 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. Call 604.273.6661
Call today to schedule a 15 minute private appointment to play the Horowitz piano, have your photo taken with it, and receive an exclusive certificate.
About Tom Lee Music Canada
Tom Lee Music has been bringing music making to the Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island communities since 1969. With 9 retail locations in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, Tom Lee Music is one of the largest full-line musical instrument retailers in North America. Known for supporting the local music community, Tom Lee Music has received numerous awards in recognition of our dedication to music excellence and support of many community organizations. Tom Lee Music is the exclusive Steinway dealer in B.C. since 1978. For more information, visit www.tomleemusic.ca.
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.
Vancouver Luxury Super Car Show 2012
CNN Features Steinway New York Factory
Tom Lee Music Wins Steinway Dealer Award
Chicago August 16, 2012
Tom Lee Music receives one of only four coveted Partners in Performance Steinway Awards presented at the 2012 Steinway & Sons Americas Dealers’ Conference in Chicago.
Pictured from left to right are : Todd Sanders VP Steinway Americas, Chuck Gorling GM Piano Division Tom Lee Music, Ron Losby Pres. Steinway Americas, Graham Blank VP Tom Lee Music, Alex Thomson Sales Manager Steinway Piano Gallery of Toronto (Tom Lee Music) , Thomas Kurrer Pres. Steinway Worldwide.
Glenn Gould's Steinway installed at National Arts Center
CP Video Published Wednesday, Jun. 20 2012, 6:12 PM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Jun. 20 2012, 6:12 PM EDT The piano and chair of one of Canada's most legendary pianist is on permanent display at the National Arts Centre. Gould's Steinway piano, with original ivory keys, will be used for special occasions. Read more...
Singer Songwriter Rufus Wainwright Becomes Newest Steinway Artist
Steinway & Sons, makers of the world’s finest pianos, announced today that acclaimed singer songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright has been named as a Steinway Artist. He joins a distinguished international roster of musicians including Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr, Lang Lang and past music greats such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Sergei Rachmaninoff. The announcement coincides with the release of Wainwright’s new album, “Out of the Game”.
Says Wainwright: “I grew up playing my grandmother’s 100 year old Steinway. That instrument is still the spiritual center of our family’s musical legacy.”
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.
Ron Losby, President, Steinway & Sons - Americas welcomed Wainwright to this exclusive roster adding: “Rufus Wainwright is a truly iconic musician and his love of Steinway pianos goes all the way back to his childhood. He will be a wonderful addition to our family of Steinway Artists.”
About Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music. The son of folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, his latest album is the Mark Ronson produced “Out of the Game” – released by Decca Records on May 1st.
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.
April 26th, 2012 Designer Piano Event @ Tom Lee Music Vancouver
Jan 27, 2012 Anderson & Roe at Tom Lee Music Hall
Feb. 22, 2012 Robert Silverman at Tom Lee Music Hall
Feb. 23, 2012 Svetlana Ponomarëva at Tom Lee Music Hall
Europa III (Art Case Collection) - 1 ONLY
Europa is a magnificent treasure of bookmatched burlwoods, combining rare Burled Walnut and Carpathian Elm with masterful technique in this refined, elegant design.
Designed by furniture veneer master, Thomas Schrunk, Europa is a magnificent treasure of bookmatched burlwoods, featuring a stunning contrast of two rare burlwoods Walnut and Carpathian Elm. Burl occurrences are rare and highly prized veneers, enhancing the value of this exclusively burlwood piano. The extraordinary lid, sides and music desk feature a 'fan' motif, with the Carpathian Elm elegantly framed with deep, rich Walnut. The legs and lyre are solid walnut double-tapered pillars, a tribute to some of Steinway’s legendary Heirloom architecture styles, accented with inlaid walnut burl to complete this refined and subtly complex design. The elegant Europa has received Schrunk's gold signature on the keylid, reserved for his finest work.
Anderson & Roe | DER ERLKÖNIG | Steinway Piano Factory
Tom Lee Music Canada presents: Celebrate Pianos Eight
Tom Lee Music was recipient of the prestigious 2011 Steinway & Sons "Partners in Performance" Award, given to the Steinway Dealer who demonstrates excellence in all eight key areas of the Steinway partnership program which include customer service, concert and artist relations, public relations, merchandising, marketing, institutional support and and sales.
Left to right: Dana Messina, Director Steinway Musical Instruments, Thomas Kurrer, President of Steinway Musical Instruments Worldwide, Graham Blank, Vice-President Tom Lee Music, Chuck Gorling, Piano General Manager Tom Lee Music, Alex Walker, General Manager of Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, Ron Losby, President of Steinway Musical Instruments Americas
Tom Lee Music opens new Toronto Steinway Piano Gallery
Tom Lee Music is pleased to announce the opening of our new STEINWAY PIANO GALLERY TORONTO location. Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, opened in June 2011 as the exclusive representative for the Family of Steinway Designed Pianos for the Greater Toronto Area. Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto is a division of Tom Lee Music Canada, who has been the exclusive representative for the Family of Steinway Designed Pianos for the Greater Vancouver and British Columbia markets since 1978. Click here for a tour of our new location.
The Art Case Collection - Kuniisii - Music and Mythology
By Jay Simeon
The Steinway & Sons Art Case grand piano Kuniisii - Music & Mythology was unveiled this morning at the new expansion to the Vancouver Convention Centre, with performances by Maestro Bramwell Tovey and Jared Miller before an iconic west coast backdrop of ocean and mountain views visible through the new building’s five-story windows overlooking Coal Harbour. Two years in the making, the Model “D” Steinway piano will be on public display at Tom Lee Music’s downtown Vancouver location at 929 Granville Street in the coming weeks, and will later made available for select concerts and artist performances throughout BC and then sold following the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with partial proceeds to benefit the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. (more info...)
Jay Simeon is a Canadian artist of Haida heritage. He was born into the Kaawaas branch of the Sdast'a.aas Eagle clan from Kiusta in the Queen Charlotte Island of British Columbia. Jay's art spans a variety of media including wood, argillite, silver, gold and silkscreen prints and his work has been included in every major gallery exhibit featuring Haida artworks held since 2003 at leading galleries in Vancouver, BC and Seattle WA. Jay's pieces are sought after by collectors and admired by contemporaries for his innovative designs and superb craftsmanship.
Pianist Jane Coop, one of Canada's most prominent and distinguished artists performing on the Kuniisii Steinway Art Case Piano at the The Chan Centre on Oct 6th, 2011.
Jane Coop accompanied by the UBC Symphony Orchestra performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 to a full house.
The Kuniisii Steinway Piano (commissioned for the 2010 Olympic Games), has become a favorite instrument for local and visiting pianists with recent performances on the piano by VSO Music Director Bramwell Tovey and world renowned pianist Lang Lang. The one-of-a-kind Kuniisii Steinway Art Case Piano is valued at $500,000 with partial proceeds to the UBC Music Program and the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.
VSO Music Director Bramwell Tovey Performs on the Kuniisii Steinway
On Tuesday April 12th @ The Vancouver Board of Trade Governor’s Banquet & Rix Centre Awards, VSO Maestro Bramwell Tovey and VSO Concert Master Dale Barltrop delivered electrifying performance to celebrate the recognition of Brandt C. Louie.
Brandt C. Louie.OBC, LLD, FCA, took the stage to a standing ovation at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver during The Vancouver Board of Trade’s sold-out Governors’ Banquet and 2011 Rix Center Awards, April 5. Louie, chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd., and chairman of London Drugs Ltd., received the Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship for his community involvement.. Louie, a patron of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), was honoured with a special performance by VSO music director Bramwell Tovey on the one-of-a-kind Steinway Artcase Grand Piano “Kuniisii Myth & Mythology” (valued at $500,000) and concertmaster Dale Barltrop on violin. After their performance, the two presented Louie with an autographed portrait of the orchestra.
John Lennon "IMAGINE" Series (Limited Edition)
Tami Lin performs Rachmaninoff with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra
15yr old pianist Tami Lin performs Sergei Rachmaninoff, Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, 3rd movement. Tami finished 2nd in the 2011 Concerto Competition and was the top pianist. Tami's is performing on a Steinway Model D Concert Piano provided by Tom Lee Music Canada.
Steinway Limited Edition Goertz Grand Piano @ La Scala
To help celebrate the arrival of the Steinway Lyngdorf Model D Sound System to La Scala and Vancouver, we invited renowned Jazz Pianist Bob Murphy to perform on our "125th Limited Edition Steinway Grand Piano designed by Goertz".
The VSO School of Music selects their new Steinway model D concert grand, at the Steinway factory in Long Island NY, in July 2010.
In the photo: Chuck Gorling TLM, VSO Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Shaun Taylor, VSO School of Music Executive Director; Steinway Artist Ian Parker.
SFU Woodwards welcomes their new Steinway model D Concert grand for the Wong Experimental Theatre.
Seated Owen Underhill Director of SFU Woodwards School for the Contemporary Arts; standing Heather Lamb SFU manager of Technical Services, Chuck Gorling TLM. December 6, 2010.
SFU Woodwards School of Contemporary Arts purchases a Steinway model D concert grand for their "Wong Theatre".
Mr Boyd McDonald selects a new Steinway D the Selection Room at the Steinway Factory in New York City. October 2010.
The University of Victoria School of Music becomes Canada's first All Steinway School. December 2008.
University of Victoria selects new Steinway model D concert grand piano in the “Selection Room” at the Steinway Factory in New York City.
From left to right: Chuck Gorling TLM, Arthur Rowe(Steinway Artist and Professor of Piano UVic School of Music), Bruce Vogt(Professor of Piano UVic School of Music) and Eric Schandall(Senior Steinway Piano Technician).
Steinway model D concert grand purchased by the Powell River Academy.
Victoria Royal Theatre selects new Steinway D concert grand piano in the "Selection Room" at the Steinway Factory in New York City, with Steinway Artist Stewart Goodyear.
Steinway Artist Eugene Skovorodnikov @ Tom Lee Music.
The Art Case Collection - The Way of Our Ancestors - Welh timás ta swa7ámchet
By Jody Broomfield
This breathtaking design was created by Coast Salish artist Jody Broomfield who brings together traditional beliefs shared through stories and music of his people. He worked with many traditional symbols of his culture - the Thunderbird, Salmon, Ocean, Sacred Eye and Human - to depict "The Way of Our Ancestors - Welh timás ta swa7ámchet". The result is a unique Art Case Collection piano and the second to celebrate the powerful art of a traditional BC First Nation artist. The piece was commissioned by Tom Lee Music Canada and the piano will be featured in concerts and performances in BC and then sold following the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with partial proceeds donated to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.
The Way of Our Ancestors was Sold to Sunshine Coast, BC.
Jody Broomfield is an accomplished Coast Salish artist and proud member of the Squamish Nation. He combines his art with his culture and traditions and brings the beauty and spirit of his Coast Salish heritage into every piece he creates. Broomfield works with handpicked wood, etched glass and metal cutouts crafted from local materials. Among his successes, he created the "Four Host First Nations" crest for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and designed five gold and silver collectible coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. His public art sculptures are installed in five major BC cities.
This collaboration is happening through Steinway in Hamburg, where on November 11 there was an event unveiling the new BMW Individual 7 Series Composition Inspired by Steinway & Sons. There are no "BMW Inspired Pianos" as part of this collaboration. The main goal of this collaboration is for BMW to support the international talent programs of Steinway & Sons, however there are many marketing opportunities – with 2 of the world's most well-known luxury brands coming together. This could be a good starting point for reaching out to your local BMW dealer to set up a joint promotion. If you haven't yet seen the video, it is absolutely stunning.
Introducing the Boston Performance Edition Piano Designed by Steinway & Sons
The Steinway designed Boston Piano — long unrivaled in its class and unmatched in value — has been significantly enhanced with the introduction of the new Performance Edition. The Boston Performance Edition features improvements in materials, specifications, and performance never before seen in the mid-price range.
A maple inner rim, found in only the finest pianos, increases structural integrity and further enhances the lush tone by isolating the soundboard. The patented Octagrip™ Pinblock provides a smoother pin turn and more consistent pin torque, leading to a more precise tuning.
Boston Performance Edition Grand Pianos
Boston Performance Edition Upright Pianos
As the preferred piano of many major Music Festivals, including Aspen, Tanglewood, Brevard, and Bowdoin, the Boston piano has received rave reviews from prestigious music publications, as well as, performing artists, music conservatories, and piano educators worldwide.
Visit one of our Showrooms at 929 Granville Street or 3631 No. 3 Road, Richmond to try out the Boston Performance Edition Piano for yourself, and we’re pretty sure you will agree that when it comes to mid-price range pianos, the Boston Performance Edition is in a class by itself.
The William E Steinway was Sold in metro Vancouver.
The Art Case Collection - Henry Z Steinway
The Henry Z Steinway was Sold in metro Vancouver.
The Art Case Collection - Karl Lagerfeld Steinway
The Karl Lagerfeld Steinway was Sold in metro Vancouver.
The Art Case Collection - Tricentennial
The Tricentennial was Sold in metro Vancouver.
The Satin was Sold in metro Vancouver.
The Art Case Collection - Pianissimo in Cherry
By James Schriber
This stunning satin finish cherry veneer piano is the companion to the pearwood Pianissimo designed by Mr. Schriber in 1999. The lid design is formed by three cherry sections trimmed in ebony, and rests on the piano case without an overhang. The case is supported by a one-piece carriage featuring elegant split cherry legs and a built-in lyre. Other distinctive design elements include cherry dampers with clear coat lacquer, hardware finished with custom patina, a maroon piano plate and coordinated maroon leather bench.
For a private appointment to view Pianissimo, please call (604) 685-8471
The Pianoissimo was Sold in metro Vancouver.
New Milford, Connecticut
An extremely accomplished furniture maker, James Schriber began his career as a woodworker in a small Vermont shop. From there, he went on to the Rochester Institute of Technology and met designers such as Jere Osgood and Wendell Castle who were combining woodcraft and art.
This fusion of woodcraft and art helped propel James forward. He has been a guest Lecturer at prestigious design schools from Rhode Island to California. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Chicago International New Arts Exhibition, and the Renwick Museum in Washington, D.C.
Steinway & Sons is proud that Mr. Schriber has brought his considerable skills to bear on Pianissimo in Cherry.
By Silas Kopf
Fifty years of nature inspired music is brought to life in Aspen, a piano honoring the Aspen Music Festival.
The Aspen was Sold in metro Vancouver.
Steinway & Sons Presents Most Expensive Grand Piano $2 Million CDN Since the Foundation in 1853
Since the foundation of Steinway & Sons in 1853, approximately 585,000 grand and upright pianos left the factories in Hamburg and New York, destined for customers around the world. Among these pianos, there are of course countless grands and uprights whose unusual design features, owner or special history are of particular interest. There has always been a tradition of honoring special occasions like anniversaries or special serial numbers with limited editions which were designed by famous artists or designers and it happens quite often that the Steinway craftsmen have to meet the challenge to produce special instruments for private customers; and this has just happened in the Steinway factory in Hamburg. classical, jazz, and pop music.
The "Sound of Harmony" has been presented to its owner in Hamburg on November 5, 2008. It is the most valuable grand piano which has ever been handcrafted by Steinway & Sons since the foundation in 1853. It is a private order of the Chinese collector of paintings and art, Mr. Guo Qingxiang. The "Sound of Harmony" is based on a painting of famous Chinese artist Shi Qi. It is a masterpiece characterized by a total wood inlay all over the instrument. Tamo ash, tulip wood, amboyna burl, olive ash, rosewood, macassar ebony, or birdseye maple are just a few of the nearly 40 different sorts of wood which have been used to create the painting on the grand piano. All parts of the grand piano, that means the case (the so-called rim), the inner and outer lid, the music desk, the fallboard as well as the legshafts are equipped with inlays, which merge the total painting - a landscape with a peacock couple. It is a model D with a length of 2.74 m and it is a masterpiece in itself.
Further exceptional features of this instrument are the casters, which are nearly hidden as they are more or less covered in the legs, the design of the legs and the lyre. Another highlight of this instrument is the Steinway & Sons logo and the special medallion with the name of the instrument in the inner rim which have both been manufactured in pure gold. The name of the instrument "Sound of Harmony" is the creation of the owner Mr. Guo himself. He wants to make the Chinese painting more popular all around the world. On the other hand, he wants to express that the beauty of harmony is the ultimate state of beauty. As a collector of precious paintings he knows how to appreciate values. That's why he asked Steinway & Sons to manufacture this masterpiece with the unrivalled love to detail, highest perfection, precision, and quality Steinway offers to the customers.
The Daily @ Shaw TV
Coverage on University of Victoria School of Music becoming the first All-Steinway School in Canada.
Steinway Artist Lang Lang invites you to play with the YouTube Symphony
Steinway Artist Yundi Li debut with Seiji Ozawa and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Art Case Collection
For centuries, artisans have decorated musical instruments as a means of expressing their creativity. And Steinway pianos have always provided an inspirational canvas.
Steinway Unveils William E. Steinway Limited Edition Piano
Steinway & Sons launched the William E. Steinway Limited Edition piano on January 14, 2009, at the company's annual convention in Newport Beach, California. This exquisite piano is a reproduction of the Steinway Centennial Piano, which was first introduced in 1876 at the nation's Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
You can experience the 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Grand Piano designed by Count Goertz, creator of the world's most beautiful sports car - the BMW 507 - at Tom Lee Music's 929 Granville St. location.