Classical music – while not everyone may appreciate it, its contribution to all the different modern music genres cannot be denied. Even the most hard-core rock and roll groups of the century have credited their success to classical music, and have acknowledged the foundation that it has given the world’s present music industry. And when the subject is classical music, there’s no name more prominent than Steinway. While Steinway seems to be a brand most associated with grand pianos, it is more than just that.
Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. is the parent company of numerous well-known and valuable musical instrument manufacturers in the industry. The company itself is recognized for its prestige and the high quality of instruments in designs, manufactures and markets. Steinway caters to everyone, with a range of products available for students, amateurs, mid-level and professional musicians everywhere and anywhere in the world. Steinway likewise sells to orchestras and institutions, as well as distributes and produces classical music online through ArkivMusic. Steinway also produces classical music magazines and handles the record label Steinway & Sons. The company carries Steinway & Sons pianos, Back Stradivarius trumpets, Leblanc clarinets, King trombones, C.G. Conn French horns, Ludwig snare drums and Selmer Paris saxophones – some of the most expensive and high-end brands in the music industry.
Steinway itself was formally established in 1995 upon Selmer Industries’ acquisition of Steinway Musical Properties. Selmer then renamed itself Steinway and proceeded to acquire several more of the small yet prestigious musical manufacturers. Aside from the mentioned brands, Steinway likewise carries pianos, trumpets, cornets, trombones, tubas, saxophones, single and double horns, marching brass, baritones, piccolos, clarinets, flutes, violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flugelhorns, woodwind mouthpieces and drums. The company has retained the grace and tradition behind the name Steinway and continues to be one of the best names in music.