Steinway & Sons Names Michael Rickman To International Artist Roster

New York City, NY — October 25, 2010 — Steinway & Sons today announced the addition of the exceptional pianist Michael Rickman to their worldwide artist roster. Since 1853, Steinway & Sons has been maker of the world’s most sought after pianos, and its Concert and Artist Department has served the most talented and revered pianists throughout the globe since the late 1860's, making available instruments for performance and recording, television and radio.

Included on the Steinway Artist roster have been such immortals as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Vladimir Horowitz, Ignace Paderewski, Cole Porter and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Today’s Steinway Artists include the leading stars from all musical genres and styles, among them Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barneboim, Van Cliburn, Harry Connick, Jr., Ahmad Jamal, Billy Joel, Evgeny Kissin, Diana Krall, Lang Lang, Peter Nero, Maurizio Pollini, Billy Taylor and Roger Williams.

Acceptance into the worldwide Steinway Artist roster indicates not only high musical performance achievement, but it reflects the artist’s dedication to and confidence in the Steinway piano. Steinway Artists all own Steinway pianos and, unlike virtually any commercial endorsement, they are not paid to play the Steinway. Steinway & Sons maintains over 300 pianos throughout the Americas for Concert and Artist services, and its artists receive excellent assistance from the Steinway dealers in the Americas and throughout Europe and Asia. The technical support that is available to the Steinway Artist family is the best in the world.

The members of the Steinway Artist family are each as unique as the instruments the Company makes. Whether their music is classical, jazz, popular, religious or new age, the common thread among the over 1,500 artists who grace the roster is their belief in the Steinway as a piano that will allow them to express themselves as no other instrument can. Steinway & Sons deeply values the artistry of Michael Rickman and is committed to assisting him in his performance and recording activities throughout the world.

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

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