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“The London” bespoke Model B Spirio|r

An artistic collaboration between Steinway & Sons and Based Upon

Watch the first dreamy glance at “The London” on YouTube here.

“We love working with the team at Based Upon. Seeing our grand piano come to life at the Based Upon Studios is pure joy, and opens the doors to a whole new level of creativity. With the addition of our Steinway & Sons SPIRIO | r technology, we feel ‘The London’ is a beautiful eye-catcher in any home.”

-Craig Terry, Managing Director, Steinway & Sons UK

“Today, ‘The London,’ our latest collaboration with Steinway & Sons, continues in this vein, with our great city becoming a muse for the revered Model B SPIRIO | r. Our purpose is to make meaningful things. Things that matter; things worth keeping.”

-Ian Abell, Co-founder, Based Upon

Steinway & Sons UK has collaborated with Based Upon, the London-based creative house of artists, designers, and adventurers, to create ‘The London,’ an artistic adaptation of the Model B SPIRIO | r. With a lightness of touch to preserve the acoustic and revered form of the Steinway & Sons grand piano, ‘The London’ draws inspiration from the city in which it dwells.

For ‘The London,’ Based Upon sought inspiration from the leaves of the London Plane tree, a species found in the city’s central locations such as The Mall, Berkeley Square, and Regent’s Park. Noting the veins of the leaf are redolent of London’s fabled streets, the Plane tree’s leaves have been cast in brass to form the piano’s music desk. On the underside of the lid, the leaf is subtly placed as though in motion, caught by the wind, while the top stick is an abstraction of a Plane tree’s branch. London’s skyline is elegantly depicted on the piano’s hinge, informed by a series of photographs taken by Based Upon as they walked the banks of the city’s River Thames.

At the heart of ‘The London’ is Steinway & Sons Model B, handcrafted in the company’s Hamburg factory and often referred to by pianists as ‘the perfect piano.’ At 6’ 11” long, it is a wonderfully balanced and versatile instrument featuring Steinway’s latest technology, SPIRIO | r – the world’s finest high-resolution player piano capable of live performance capture and playback. SPIRIO | r offers new experiences of playing music in the home, enabling recording, editing of performances, connectivity for sharing music, and playback quality that is precise and nuanced.



Steinway & Sons X Lenny Kravitz collaboration

An exclusive passion project by Lenny Kravitz - The Kravitz Grand

Singer, songwriter, and artist Lenny Kravitz teamed up with Steinway to design an iconic crossover between art and music, the Steinway Kravitz Grand. Full YouTube video here.

This piano is a collaboration rich in artisan excellence, unlike anything Steinway has ever done before. The handcrafted motifs on the rim, inner lid, and music desk require a total of 200 hours of carving by Steinway craftsmen, carefully illustrating the modern Renaissance man, Lenny Kravitz’s personal style and passions.

For this deeply personal project, Lenny and his design team dissected every aspect of the Steinway’s construction, looking at the case, action, and even the screws to create a completely new look. The Kravitz Grand is inspired by African themes from painting, sculpture, and fabric design via the Paris art scene of the 1920s. Art Deco styling is juxtaposed with African motifs in an eclectic one-of-a-kind work of art, with fine materials and stunning attention to detail.

Only 10 of these pianos were made, and this one right here at Steinway Hall is the very last one available.

We spared no detail in this piano which also features our built-in Spirio | r technology – 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.




Steinway & Sons Outreach Programs

Bridging gaps & creating increased opportunities

At Steinway and Sons we believe that music education, opportunities, and access to quality instruments should be available to anyone regardless of their background. We are actively involved in a number of community and outreach programs to enable and empower a diverse spectrum of artists to reach their full potential.

We are dedicated to fostering a unified and harmonious community of artists from all walks of life. Our goal is to bridge gaps and create increased opportunities for talented individuals through funding, education, and support provided by our outreach programs.

To find out how you can take full advantage of our various programs, get in touch with us today and watch the video on our YouTube channel here.


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Pianists, from professional musicians to new learners, will know that the quality of the instrument you play can have a significant impact on your experience.

Our comprehensive review will help you make an educated decision between acoustic and digital pianos, considering their costs, required maintenance and sound quality.


Boston vs Steinway: A comparison of two sister brands

The rich and diverse world of pianos boasts many renowned brands, including our very own Steinway & Sons and Boston brands.

Today, we’re shedding light on the fascinating stories behind two of our world-renowned brands and providing an in-depth comparison to aid you in finding the perfect instrument for your needs.


The Power of Steinway Masterclasses

And the benefits of becoming an All-Steinway School

In the world of music education, there are few names as revered as Steinway & Sons. For over a century and a half, Steinway has crafted exceptional pianos that have become the gold standard for musicians and institutions alike. The distinction of becoming an All-Steinway School opens up a realm of extraordinary opportunities for aspiring musicians.