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Kutztown University Designated All Steinway School

April 18, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University will announce its designation as an All Steinway School on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The official announcement will be followed by Piano Palooza, a concert featuring a parade of pianos and pianists including Kutztown University's two Steinway concert grand pianos next to the 'Living Legends Steinway Concert Grand.' The latter has been toured and performed on by such greats as Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman.  The piano is being provided for the concert by Jacobs Music, Whitehall, Pa..  The event is free and open to the public. 

Piano Palooza will feature works for one, two and three pianos including Mozart's Concerto in F Major for three pianos.  Performers will include the KU Chamber Players; KU piano students; Maria Asteriadou, KU associate professor of music; Geert Ruelens, KU alumnus and a current graduate student at Temple University; and Michael Scales, music director of the New York Theater Ballet and a pianist with the New York City Ballet as well as the Berks Piano Quartet.

The history, traditions and designs of Steinway are found in concert halls all over the world.  A university that is All Steinway has made a commitment to excellence in musical teaching and performance.  Kutztown University will join more than 150 schools worldwide and a dozen Pennsylvania institutions of higher education with the All Steinway designation.  Students at Kutztown University acquire a refined perception of tone and performance in musical experiences with our Steinway pianos. 

There is a sense of pride and appreciation in faculty, students and administration to have the finest pianos the world has to offer at their fingertips.

Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered the world's premier piano manufacturer.  Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, Steinway & Sons pianos are built in one of two company-owned and operated factories: Astoria, New York and Hamburg, Germany.  The pianos are still constructed primarily by hand, using many of the techniques developed over 160 years ago. Today, Steinway & Sons also offers the Boston and Essex piano lines, Listen, a magazine for music and culture lovers, and the Steinway & Sons record label.  For more information, visit www.steinway.com.