Black Diamond

Lang Lang's Limited Edition Model
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The BLACK DIAMOND’s pristine silhouette and sonorous tonality is the perfect match for an incomparable pianist who musically expresses the inexpressible. Dakota Jackson, the award-winning designer of this Steinway Limited Edition, takes inspiration from the theory that black diamonds are extraterrestrial in origin — the result of an exploding supernova. Jackson views the BLACK DIAMOND’s brilliance and rarity as simpatico with the genius and spirit of virtuoso STEINWAY ARTIST Lang Lang. It is an exquisite work of art. Every diamond is categorized according to four distinct properties: colour, carat, cut and clarity. Black diamonds, with their extraordinary origins, are the rarest — and most prized.

“I believe that the BLACK DIAMOND is the visual expression of infinite possibility.”



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Design & Specification

Illuminated by Celestial Charisma

Lang Lang was named “Messenger of Peace” by the United Nations in 2013 for his tireless advocacy of music education and has been a Steinway artist since 2002. Lang Lang demonstrates a capacious technique, boundless energy, a constant work ethic, insatiable curiosity and a devotion to charitable work.

Lang Lang’s charisma, unique phrasing and bold interpretation are reflected in the Limited Edition Black Diamond.

2.5 Million Carats – The Value of Virtuosity

The piano’s weight – and the value of the Black Diamond investment: financial sustainability, a benchmark of music history and passion encased.

Lustrous metallic accents and sweeping lines give the Black Diamond Limited Edition an incandescent appearance.

Shaped by Interstellar Inspiration

The designer Dakota Jackson has a long-established relationship with Steinway & Sons. For Jackson, the mysterious aura surrounding black diamonds inspired the name and silhouette of this masterpiece, while reflecting Lang Lang’s truly otherworldly performances, which inspired Jackson.

Watching Lang Lang play, Jackson witnessed the pianist’s dynamics: “a searing attack, so precise, almost like a stiletto, which is long, narrow and thin and so perfectly honed – and a stiletto’s job is to pierce the heart. And so, as I was witnessing Lang Lang, there was an element to the way his sounds and emotions literally pierced me.” This notion of the stiletto, topped with the diamond shape, evolved into the Black Diamond.

Passion & Perfection from Material to Sound

The finest materials, the highest production standards and the richest sound are required to craft the perfect instrument.