Steinway Preferred By 95% of Concert Pianists
Pianists performing with the world’s major symphonies continue to overwhelmingly choose Steinway & Sons, as evidenced by Steinway’s most recent “Box Score,” a yearly survey taken following each concert season to assess piano preference; during the 2016–17 season, 95% of piano soloists performing with orchestras played on Steinways.
The survey includes data from 388 performances with 70 orchestras around the world. These orchestras reported that 388 of their piano soloists performed on Steinway & Sons instruments. The rating is consistent with results of surveys throughout the last decade. Steinways have never accounted for less than 95% of the performances reported in a given year. It is this data that consistently supports the assertion that Steinway is the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists and is the preferred instrument of countless pianists, professional and amateur, throughout the world.