Stanislav Khristenko Becomes A Steinway Artist

New York, NY (February 2, 2015) — Ukraine-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko has officially been added to the roster of Steinway Artists. The designation recognizes a select group of pianists who have chosen to perform exclusively on The Family of Steinway-Designed pianos.

Khristenko has been closely associated with Steinway & Sons since his debut album, Fantasies, was released on the Steinway & Sons recording label in 2014. The album was heralded by critics, including Gramophone’s Jed Distler, who remarked that the collection represents fantasies "ranging from tiny jewel to epic canvas" and All Music Guide’s James Manheim, who wrote that the album "lives up to the high standards that have been set by the Steinway & Sons label. Highly recommended."
 "I am very excited about becoming a Steinway Artist. I’ve been playing on Steinway pianos since early childhood, and it is a big honor to be recognized by the company among top pianists from all over the world. It is an event of a lifetime for me," said Khristenko. "Steinway & Sons has a great future in the 21st century, and I am looking forward to joining forces with the company to build a better future for classical music as a member of the Steinway family."

A "poet of piano," and "an architect of grand style" (Le Soir), Khristenko has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, and the Moscow Conservatory Orchestra. His career includes solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and performances with orchestras in Berlin’s Grosser Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, and Hong Kong City Hall. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

About Steinway & Sons
Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered the world's premier piano manufacturer. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, Steinway & Sons pianos are built in one of two company-owned and operated factories: Astoria, New York and Hamburg, Germany. Steinway & Sons pianos are still constructed primarily by hand, using many of the techniques developed over 160 years ago. Today, Steinway & Sons also offers the Boston and Essex piano lines, Listen, a magazine for music and culture lovers, and the Steinway & Sons record label. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.

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