This self-playing piano can recite 1,700 masterpieces of classical, jazz and contemporary music, all to concert standard
Digital music is made to be heard but not seen. Once, huge brass gramophones added an element of theatre to playing music at home, and the resurgence in sales of vinyl records shows there’s still a desire to physically own music.
With this in mind, Steinway & Sons has released Spirio, which it described as its “most significant product innovation in over 70 years.” The 162-year-old piano manufacturer has teamed up with Wayne Stahnke, who has been perfecting the art of modern player pianos for decades. The result is a classic Steinway grand piano that’s programmed to play performances from over 1,700 artists from the worlds of classical, jazz and contemporary music to concert-quality standard.
Using digital high-resolution sound designed to capture the nuance of live performance, it can emulate delicate pedalling, subtle phrasing, soft trills and thundering fortissimos. The Steinway Spirio is the perfect marriage of timeless craftsmanship and technological innovation that brings the grandeur of the concert hall into your home.
The Spirio system is available on select Steinway grand pianos from approximately £74,000. Visit steinway.co.uk