LONG ISLAND CITY, NY (March 31, 2014) — Steinway & Sons, makers of the finest pianos in the world, announces the opening of a new company-owned dealership and gallery in Bellevue, one of Seattle’s most vibrant and diverse satellite cities. Bellevue, recently ranked number one in CNNMoney’s list of the best places to live, is accessible to all communities in the greater Seattle area, including Medina & Clyde Hill, Kirkland, Redmond, and Issaquah. The gallery will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, April 6.
The new gallery marks the first time a company-owned dealership has had a presence in the greater Seattle region. Steinway Piano Gallery of Bellevue will handle sales and service of the entire line 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.
Steinway Piano Gallery of Bellevue will be managed by Gary Finkelstein, a long-time Seattle resident who is known in the region as a professional pianist, entertainer, Steinway Artist liaison, and author. He will be joined in the gallery by teacher and sales professional Oscar Spidahl.
“After working for many years with Steinway & Sons pianos in other capacities, the opportunity to manage a company-owned store is fantastic,” Finkelstein said. “This gallery will become a hub of the piano community, and I’m delighted to be a part of its inception.”
“Steinway & Sons has long been interested in establishing a strong presence in the Seattle area,” said Ron Losby, President, Steinway & Sons — Americas. “The location of this gallery is perfect. It brings our instruments to the widest possible local market. And having Gary and Oscar in the gallery—two music professionals who are well known throughout Seattle—is a great asset. We’re very excited to open the new store.”
Steinway Piano Gallery of Bellevue is located at 2616 Bellevue Way Northeast, Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more information, visit www.steinwayseattle.com.
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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