"The most distinguishing feature of a Steinway is the 'Steinway sound', the depth of tone it is capable of producing at all dynamic levels allowing the artist to extract the lush and exciting sounds of the romantic era works. However, the instrument is also capable of so many colors on the softer side, with that special ability to project its sound into larger halls. Because its dynamic range is so wide, the performer is able to achieve more 'coloring' from Steinways, also allowing for more control of tone and phrase shaping. On the practical side, I appreciate the unparalleled durability of these instruments. The Steinway is the most responsive to realizing my musical ideas. This is everything to a performing artist."