LONG ISLAND CITY, NY (February 18, 2014) — For twenty-six years, Artist Pianos has served the upstate New York music community with piano sales and service, not to mention a wide range of recitals, educational events, concerts, and sponsorships of festivals and arts organizations. Now, Artist Pianos has been hand-selected to serve as the region’s only Steinway-authorized dealer.
In this partnership, Artist Pianos will handle sales and service of Steinway pianos—from majestic concert grands to traditional uprights. The dealership will also offer Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos, ensuring buyers will find the right instrument for every budget and price point.
Artist Pianos has long been known as a gallery that offers customers the time and attention they deserve to make the best choices for their musical needs. Going forward, this is how they plan on treating all customers—whether they are selecting a Steinway concert grand or an entry-level upright. “Many of our customers are first-time buyers who are seeking the knowledge to help them choose the best value in more affordable price ranges,” Dellinger said. “This is one of the reasons we were so excited to represent the Essex line. The Essex pianos are so affordable and so well-engineered that my staff cannot wait to show them to people.”
Dellinger cites the new partnership as a “reinvention” of her business and the culmination of a long career goal. “It was a dream of mine to be a Steinway dealer,” Dellinger said. “The day I walked into the Steinway offices to discuss becoming a Steinway dealer is a thrill I’ll remember for a long time. For a dedicated piano person, there’s nothing else quite like that.”
“Jo Beth and her team are committed to the level of service and quality demanded from those who represent the finest pianos in the world,” said Todd Sanders, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Steinway & Sons. “We’re very proud to have Artist Pianos as a Steinway & Sons dealer, and we look forward to a great partnership for years to come.”
To celebrate the new partnership, Artist Pianos will hold a special event later this year. Watch www.artist-pianos.com for updates. Artist Pianos has two upstate New York locations; the gallery serves the Albany area at 603 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, and it serves the Syracuse area at 5780 Celi Drive, East Syracuse.
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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