Steinway Piano Values

Katie was having her early breakfast when she turned on the TV. With an expert hand, she put her coffee on the table without eyeing on it. Her stare was directly focused on the early morning house keeping tips. The tips talked about how to own an outstanding dealership of a Steinway piano. “I should … Read moreSteinway Piano Values

Glossary 2

Action-All of the linkage between the key and the hammer striking the string. Traditionally made of hardwood, plastics are used in some Yamaha’s and Kawai’s. Agraffe-Brass piece that spaces and frets off springs. Usually found in grands; screws into the plate. Aliquot-Steel-bearing piece that frets off treble strings in some grands. Aluminum extrusions-Shaped bar stock … Read moreGlossary 2

George Michalski

GEORGE J. MICHALSKI Born in Poland, pianos were to become the life work and passion of George Michalski. His adolescent years were spent in music school learning keyboard and wood-wind instruments. In 1957, at the age of 25, he decided to make his passion his profession and was admitted to the Poznan School of Piano … Read moreGeorge Michalski

Golden Grand Restoration

THE RESTORATION OF THE GOLDEN GRAND Following the recommendation of Steinway Chairman, John H. Steinway, George Michalski entrusted the interior restoration to renowned piano conservationist, Lloyd Meyer of Camilleri Pianoworks LTD in New York. Famous concert artists and leading institutions like The Juilliard School of Music and The Peabody Conservatory have relied on Camilleri to … Read moreGolden Grand Restoration


SPECIAL SUNDAY EDITION June 19, 1983 STEINWAY NEWS One Hundred and Thirty Years of Service to Music John H. Steinway, great grandson of founder Henry Engelhard Steinway and, at that time, Chairman of Steinway & Sons had talked with George Michalski on several occasions over the years. In the spring of 1985, he met up … Read moreJOHN H. STEINWAY

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The Ayuso Family

From STEINWAY by Ronald V. Ratcliffe The Ayuso family, father and two sons, were responsible for the elaboration of numerous pianos for Steinway & sons. Juan Ayuso was a French citizen, born in Bordeaux to parents who had emigrated from the Basque region of Spain in 1848. Juan and his sons Eugene and Severo were … Read moreThe Ayuso Family

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The year was 1903, and a momentous time it was for the Steinway family as their renowned piano company had reached a milestone, 50 years. Joseph Burr Tiffany, a relative of Tiffany & Company’s founder Louis Comfort Tiffany, was Steinway’s chief designer for their celebrated Art Case Department. To commemorate this historic golden anniversary, Tiffany … Read moreSTEINWAY’S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CLASSICS


From STEINWAY by Ronald V. Ratcliffe In 1897 Joseph Burr Tiffany (1856-1917), from the illustrious family that founded Tiffany & Co., was appointed to head the newly established Art Case Department for Steinway & Co. J. Burr Tiffany received an aesthetic education in the family business and subsequently studied with Adrian Pottier, nephew of the … Read moreJOSEPH BURR TIFFANY

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