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Having been an active concert pianist for 30 years I have had the privilege to play some of the best pianos in the world. Whether at smaller performance venues, in conservatory classroom or a rehearsal studio baby grand piano is a ubiquitous companion of mine and I had the pleasure of clocking in hundreds of […]
Why do people love baby grand pianos? When we think of the grand piano we have an image of this gleaming instrument that dominates the space. Beautiful and powerful as it may be it comes in size variations that are suitable for many different spaces and don’t require a separate ballroom or a stage. Enter […]
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin… Over 150 years ago in an Eastern German town of Leipzig something very special came to be – a jewel of a piano that will endure and define what a musical instrument is for the new century. But let us begin at the beginning…. Julius Blüthner Julius Blüthner […]
When we are talking about the best piano brands in the world a few brands of pianos are an absolute shoe-in. Just like with diamonds or cars there is a timeless allure of Tiffanys and Cartier, Ferrari and Mercedes – when we hear names Steinway, Blüthner and Fazioli we know that these are the best […]
The prevalent trend in the ultra-luxury segment is custom everything. From cars and jets to hi-tech gadgets and house couture perfume the made-to-measure customization is what people desire. It is only natural that such an important investment as grand piano would be treated with the same degree if involvement and passion on the part of […]
There is nothing like shopping for a modern transparent piano that will bring joy to your family or client for years to come. A grand piano sets the tone for the rest of your home’s decor. It’s also one of the best pieces of your decor to showcase your design aesthetic by experimenting with color […]
Kawai was established 1927 and has in its portfolio a large spectrum of musical instruments, chief among them – pianos. Though Kawai also produces electronic keyboards and other musical instruments at the center of their research and development is a flagship grand piano. And in that category the crown jewel is a Crystal Piano – […]
For decades piano manufacturers have been developing new technologies and utilizing materials that range from gold leaf, Swarovski crystals to most advance carbon fiber and lucite. As new materials become sophisticated enough to be used to create as complex a machine as piano is the possibilities of what a modern luxury piano can look like […]