Henry Z. Steinway Limited Edition
The Signature Piano of a Legendary Family.
In 1955, Henry Ziegler Steinway, great grandson of the company's founder, became the last family member to lead the firm, and helped to make the greatest family piano brand in history shine brighter than ever. This magnificant Limited Edition piano was created to commemorate his 91st birthday, and the enduring contribution of the Steinway family to the world of music.
Receive the Henry Z. Steinway brochure filled with detailed images and features.
Innovators of the Modern Piano
Few family business legacies are as rich and remarkable as that of Steinway & Sons. Founded by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway in 1853, the company set a standard for hand craftsmanship, technical innovation and performance that has never been equaled.
Henry's son, William E. Steinway, was one of the great visionaries of his era, and revolutionized the company's business and marketing techniques. He cultivated relationships between Steinway and celebrated pianists including Anton Rubinstein and Ignace Jan Paderewski, and built the original Steinway Hall, which became the cultural and musical center of New York. By the time William's son Theodore became President, the Steinway name was familiar to all. Theodore worked tirelessly to preserve the Steinway piano's distinctive quality and the family's renowned reputation. Under his steady leadership, the company survived both the Great Depression and World War II. Through it all, the incomparable Steinway sound endured.
In 1955, Henry Ziegler Steinway, great grandson of founder Henry E. Steinway, became the last family member to lead the firm. Henry began his career at the Steinway factory in Long Island City, learning the skills of craftsmanship passed down by his forefathers. With endless energy, passion and talent, Henry transformed his vision into continued improvements to the manufacturing process, achieving unprecedented growth for the company and making the greatest piano in history shine brighter than ever.
To commemorate his 91st birthday, and the enduring contribution of the Steinway family to the world of music, the Henry Z. Steinway Limited Edition piano was created.
Like all Steinway & Sons pianos, this timeless instrument combines extraordinary beauty with incomparable sound and touch, and will become a beloved family treasure for generations to come.
Features of the Henry Z. Steinway Limited Edition Piano
Henry Ziegler Steinway has personally signed the golden cast iron plate inside each limited edition piano.
Each instrument bears a brass medallion honoring the four generations of Steinway leaders: Henry E., William, Theodore, and Henry Z. The limited edition series number is also displayed.
Exquisite period details include a hand carved music desk featuring elegant scrollwork and the initials of Henry Ziegler Steinway.
The ornate legs of the piano reflect the classic Colonial furniture design of the late 19th Century, carved with straight barrel fluted pillars and matching bench and lyre pedals.
A Life at the Piano
The Henry Z. Steinway piano will be produced in a limited edition in your choice of Ebony (right) or East Indian Rosewood (above) in two models:
Model 0: 5'10" (180 cm)
Model B: 6’10½” (211 cm)
Handcrafting each Steinway grand piano requires up to one full year. The result is an instrument of incomparable quality and enduring value.