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  1. First North American Steinway Piano Competition Wildly Successful

    First North American Steinway Piano Competition Wildly Successful
    On May 27th at the Vancouver Playhouse, a theatre that has over half a century of history, Steinway and Sons hosted its first ever annual Piano Competition. Close to 200 friends and family gathered to join the contestants for the awards ceremony, all buzzing with excitement to find out the results. The ceremony took place in three stages. Firstly, all...
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  2. Steinway Artist Jenny Lin Talks Accessibility and Community Building

    Steinway Artist Jenny Lin Talks Accessibility and Community Building
    Tom Lee Music was delighted to host acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist Jenny Lin for a recent series of workshops on the theme of Practicing and Performance Preparation. Enthusiastic audiences joined us on Thursday, May 10 at Tom Lee Music Vancouver and on Friday, May 11 at Tom Lee Music Richmond and were blown away by her humble insight and...
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  3. Duo Petrof: Winners of the 19th US International Duo Piano Competition

    Duo Petrof: Winners of the 19th US International Duo Piano Competition
    Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva, known in the international scene as Duo Petrof, recently won the first prize at the 2018 edition of the most important international competition for professional piano duos. After several months of evaluation based on recordings and live performances, eight ensembles were invited for a final concert in the city of Colorado Springs, USA, in January...
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  4. Magic of the Moment: Interview with Rafał Blechacz

    Magic of the Moment: Interview with Rafał Blechacz
    Interview by Bożena U. Zaremba Originally published in Russia House News What defines you as an artist: winning the Chopin Piano Competition, the Gilmore Artist award, or perhaps something else? Generally speaking, an artist is, first of all, defined by his interpretations, and my “adventure” with music and the process of developing my interpretations began way before the Chopin Competition...
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  5. The Endearing Story Behind Carole King’s Piano

    The Endearing Story Behind Carole King’s Piano
    Article by Angela M. H. Schuster Originally published in Robb Report on March 30, 2018 Fans of Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Carole King will have a chance to own a bit of music-making history on April 20, when her 1923 Steinway Model M grand hits the block at Christie’s in New York. “The 5-foot 7-inch piano was gifted to King in 1971—3 years after her...
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  6. Spring Harmonies with Michelle Xu and Lin Kai Zhang

    Spring Harmonies with Michelle Xu and Lin Kai Zhang
    Thank you to everyone who joined us for Spring Harmonies on March 2 in our beautiful piano showroom at Tom Lee Music Richmond. This delightful spring concert featured the breathtaking Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet of St. Petersburg alongside accomplished young pianists Michelle Xu and Lin Kai Zhang. Both pianists are the recipients of impressive accolades, Michelle is a proud winner of the Pacific...
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  7. Oak Bay Community Theatre fundraising for beautiful Steinway Piano!

    Oak Bay Community Theatre fundraising for beautiful Steinway Piano!
    Oak Bay High’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre now has a beautiful Steinway piano thanks to their Community Association! They purchased the piano from Tom Lee Music Canada and now they're fundraising to finish paying it off! They've raised more than $65,000 already and they're steadily on their way to raising the total of $100,000. The $100,000 instrument purchased by the...
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  8. Two Million Dollar Pianos

    Two Million Dollar Pianos
    Elton’s Million Dollar Wonder The Million Dollar Piano show made its debut performance in September 2011, initially for 16 nights. There have been almost 150 subsequent performances. New dates have just been announced for later this year (see end of post). However it’s the piano itself that interests us here. Apart from Elton himself of course, the piano is the...
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  9. Tom Lee Music is Awarded Top Steinway Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Tom Lee Music is Awarded Top Steinway Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
    Pictured from left to right: Ron Losby (President & CEO, of Steinway & Sons), Renay Zhang (Sales Director, Piano Division), Lulu Wang (Marketing Manager, Asian Market & Luxury Market, Tom Lee Music), Graham Blank (Vice-President of Tom Lee Music) and Ben Steiner (COO / CFO, Steinway & Sons). As the exclusive dealer for Steinway, Boston and Essex pianos in the...
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  10. Spirio Spotlight - Music at the Movies

    Spirio Spotlight - Music at the Movies
    MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE  SPIRIO LIBRARY This month on SPIRIO, we focus on classic themes and songs made famous through feature films. From Disney hits to James Bond, to Film Noir — even the latest tunes from La La Land, the best film music endures beyond the screen. SPIRIO offers a new set of music by the great film composer Henry Mancini. Additionally, there are new tracks...
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