"'Thank God it's a Steinway!' How many times I have walked into a concert venue for a first rehearsal and felt instant relief at the sight of the name 'Steinway & Sons' on the piano lid. That immediate sense of security when one places his hands on the keys and feels the reaction of each key against each finger; the genuine excitement and anticipation of what will happen in performance - the inspiration drawn from the wealth of sonorities available - the ultimate reward for hard study! Whatever my role on the concert plattform - be it concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician or accompanist - I feel the Steinway at its best offers me power, brilliance, subtlty, sensibility and support - in short, complete reliability."
September 7, 1998