1. Like its original founders, Steinway & Sons is constantly working to improve the piano-making process and use technology in new ways with the instrument

The most recent example is the Spirio: a high-tech piano that plays itself. Connected through Bluetooth, this high resolution player piano comes programmed with a full music library (that you access on an accompanying iPad), recorded in Steinway & Sons Studios by over 1,700 Steinway artists, with new music, videos and playlists released each month exclusively. The piano is designed with same precision as any Steinway and is programmed to mimic the exact style of the playing artist. There is even music and videos from historical performances, so it’s like going back in time to a concert 100 years ago from one of the greatest musicians of all time, right in your own home.

Steinway & Sons piano factory by Christopher Payne

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