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STEINWAY & SONS Presents A New Limited Edition Tribute To The Philharmonie de Paris

Steinway & Sons presents a new limited edition in tribute to the Philharmonie de Paris

Hamburg/Paris, May 23, 2024 – As part of its series dedicated to the world’s great concert halls, Steinway & Sons has created a piano in tribute to the Philharmonie de Paris, characterized by its unique design and exceptional acoustics. The piano was presented during a concert by Steinway artist Bertrand Chamayou on Wednesday May 22 at the Philharmonie de Paris.
The Philharmonie de Paris is famous for its extraordinary forms, designed by visionary architect Jean Nouvel. The building’s exterior is covered by a mosaic of birds reminiscent of the work of Dutch artist M.C Escher, who inspired the design elements of this limited edition.

The piano lid is adorned with an interpretation of the Philharmonic’s bird mosaic, meticulously crafted in shades of gray and silver and protected by a high-gloss transparent coating. The lectern follows the lines of the Philharmonie’s façade; the legs, lyre and crutch have been specially designed to reflect the elegance and innovation of this architectural masterpiece.

The inner edges of this limited edition are in ebony, the cast-iron frame in dark silver, and the metal parts are chrome-plated, guaranteeing both aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. What’s more, the piano bench has been specially designed and equipped with hydraulic glissando technology, adorned with a Steinway & Sons lyre on the pommel.
The pianos in the Philharmonie de Paris limited edition are equipped with SPIRIO | r, Steinway & Sons’ high-definition reproduction system, which allows live reproduction of a given performance in identical form.
SPIRIO | r combines know-how and technology in the service of music, offering powerful new tools of expression and new ways of listening, sharing and experiencing performances, as well as connection and intimacy.

The Philharmonie de Paris limited edition comprises 8 pianos, including 3 D models and 5 B models. Each instrument represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship combined with cutting-edge technology, embodying Steinway & Sons’ commitment to excellence.
Olivier Mantei, General Director of the Philharmonie de Paris, comments: “The world’s greatest pianists have made the Philharmonie de Paris their Parisian concert hall, whether Martha Argerich, Khatia Buniatishvili, Bertrand Chamayou, Alexandre Kantorow, Maria Joao Pires, Daniil Trifonov or Yuja Wang? They all play on one of the great Steinway & Sons concert pianos that we make available to them. Our links with this brand are therefore natural and long-lasting. The Philharmonie de Paris limited series dedicated to us by Steinway & Sons celebrates our long and beautiful collaboration, past and future.”
Guido Zimmermann, President of Steinway & Sons Europe, adds: “We are very proud of our collaboration with the Philharmonie de Paris, and have meticulously crafted an instrument of exceptional design, in the image of the institution. We are proud to strengthen our ties and to support the Philharmonie de Paris’ rich and ambitious programs over the coming concert seasons until 2026 with pianos from the Steinway Concert Hall series”.

This limited-edition Steinway grand piano is part of The Concert Hall series, which pays tribute to renowned concert halls around the world, including Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Dubai Opera House and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Each international concert hall is characterized by distinctive elements, which are reflected in the design of the respective grand pianos, underlining the characteristics of the institutions.

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About the Philharmonie de Paris
The Philharmonie de Paris is an institution dedicated to the dissemination, education and transmission of music. It comprises four concert halls, including the Grande salle Pierre Boulez, the Musée de la musique, the Orchestre de Paris, temporary exhibition halls, a series of educational spaces, a media library, the Philharmonie des enfants (a permanent space dedicated to the artistic awakening of 4-10 year-olds) and numerous rehearsal rooms for orchestras and musicians. Each season, the Philharmonie presents around 500 concerts and three temporary exhibitions. It is home to four orchestras in residence and pilots the Démos project, which involves fifty youth orchestras throughout France, as well as a local radio station, La Balise. The Philharmonie de Paris’ prestigious program, accessible prices and adapted projects enable it to renew and broaden its musical audience by attracting those who are far removed from it.


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