Spirio RS piano from Steinway & Sons

The STEINWAY SPIRIO R is the world’s finest high-resolution player piano capable of live performance capture and playback. A revolutionary blend of artistry, craftsmanship, and technology, SPIRIO R provides powerful new tools of expression and new ways to access, share and experience performance — enriching connection and intimacy. SPIRIO R stores and plays music and videos directly from the instrument, with immediate response and uninterrupted playback. SPIRIO R captures the most nuanced musical passages, precisely reproducing the loudest, softest and fastest notes.

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Craft & Science

First and foremost, Spirio R can be played like any other Steinway, the instrument artists have chosen for over 165 years for its broad palette, warmth and depth of tone, powerful resonance and unmatched touch response.

Much like the megapixel revolution of the digital camera, Spirio R offers exclusive high-resolution recording, preserving all the music: every nuanced dynamic level from infinitesimal gradations of hammer velocity, and every shade of resonance from proportional pedalling – now at your fingertips.

High-Resolution Recording

The Spirio R permits users to record and listen to performances in stunning state-of-the-art high resolution – with all the nuance, power and passion on display.
Simple and intuitive controls offer the ability to save and share user-created recordings in multiple file formats:

  • Spirio High Resolution
  • Midi
  • MP3 High-Quality Sampled Audio

World-Class Music Library

The thousands of performances from current Steinway artists, as well as Spirio Sync videos, are available at the touch of a button on the included iPad. Every month the library expands, automatically updated from the Cloud. In addition to today’s greatest musicians, historic performances from Steinway Immortals are available, including Duke Ellington, Glenn Gould, Arthur Rubinstein, Art Tatum and many more.

Native to the Spirio app, the Spirio editor provides the world’s only advanced iPad-based high-resolution editing capabilities to Spirio files, allowing users to edit every nuance of their Spirio recordings.

Spirio editing features include the ability to:

  • Modify note velocity (dynamic)
  • Modify note duration (start and end times)
  • Correct wrong notes (remove or replace)
  • Modify pedal data (sustain and shift)
  • Delete or add time

Steinway & sons spirio | r — a Multifaceted musical experience

The artisans at Steinway & Sons seamlessly install Spirio R technology at the time of manufacture, ensuring no alteration in the musical performance nor compromise in the instrument’s beauty.

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Available models

Spirio | r D-274

As 274 cm in length, the Spirio | r is available as a majestic Model D, the pinnacle of concert grands and the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists and for anyone who demands the highest level of music expression. Complimentary iPad Pro® included.

Length: 274 cm

Width: 156 cm

Weight: 480 kg

Spirio-r D-274 colour black, photo by Steinway & Sons

Spirio | r B-211

As 274 cm in length, the Spirio | r is available as a majestic Model D, the pinnacle of concert grands and the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists and for anyone who demands the highest level of music expression. Complimentary iPad Pro® included.

Length: 211 cm

Width: 148 cm

Weight: 354 kg

Spirio-r B-211 colour black, photo by Steinway & Sons


The Steinway Spirio playback record/edit system offers a wide range of features for users to choose from. The interface of the Spirio App on an Apple iPad is specially designed for ease of use, and training is provided to ensure that users are able to take full advantage of the system.

The Spirio technology allows users to record and edit their performances, as well as share them with others. In addition, the system offers a variety of options for playback, including the ability to transpose recordings and add effects. With so many features available, the Steinway Spirio playback record/edit system is sure to meet the needs of any user.

Frequently asked questions

How heavy are Steinway & Sons grand pianos?

The weight of your Steinway & Sons grand piano is dependent on the model you have chosen. Our smallest grand is the Steinway Baby Grand, with a length of 5′ 1″ (155 cm) and a weight of 540 pounds (252 kg). The largest grand is the Model D, or the Concert Grand Piano, which is 8′ 11 ¾″ (274cm) and weighs 990 pounds (480 kg).

What are Steinway & Sons grand pianos made of?

We believe the best materials create superior sound. We construct our grand pianos using a range of high-quality materials, including hardwoods and cast iron. Full specifications for each model can be found on the individual product page.

How long does it take to make a Steinway & Sons grand piano?

Each Steinway grand piano takes close to a year to manufacture. There are many steps to crafting one of Steinway’s exquisite masterpieces, including curing the soundboards and actions for months.

How much does a Steinway & Sons grand piano cost?

Visit the Shop to purchase a Boston or Essex grand piano. Steinway does not publish the prices of specialist and professional models online. Prices vary by many factors, including model, finish and shipping.

Please contact us on +44 (0)20 7487 3391 or visit our London showroom if you would like to receive a price quote for the instrument you are interested in.

Where can I buy a Steinway & Sons grand piano?

Essex and Boston grand pianos can be purchased directly from Steinway London, with the full Steinway range available from one of our trusted dealers.

When working with a carefully selected UK dealer verified by Steinway & Sons, you can be assured that you are purchasing a piano of the highest quality.

For more information, contact our sales team on +44 (0)20 7487 3391 or visit our website to download our Buyer’s Guide.