The Steinway Black Diamond Piano is the fruit of the artistic collaboration between esteemed American furniture designer Dakota Jackson and the virtuoso Steinway Artist Lang Lang
Inspired by the rarity of the black diamond, these limited-edition Steinway pieces are extremely exclusive with only eight Model D concert grand pianos and 88 Model B classic grand pianos available in the world.
In Singapore, two Limited Edition Black Diamond pianos – one black, one Macassar ebony – were pre-sold ahead of its official launch. The Black Diamond Limited Edition Model D-274 concert grand in Macassar Ebony costs S$1.182 million. While the The Black Diamond Limited Edition Model B-211, available in Ebony or Macassar Ebony costs S$756,000. Every Steinway Black Diamond comes equipped with the revolutionary SPIRIO | r technology, which offers exclusive high-resolution recording and playback for professional and amateur pianists.
With its lustrous metallic accents and sweeping lines, the Steinway Black Diamond is a testament to Jackson’s artistic expression. From the three slender diamond-shaped silhouettes punctuating the line of the rim to the elegant S-shaped topstick, the Steinway Black Diamond’s immaculate silhouette captures the brilliance and spirit of Lang Lang’s extraordinary talents. The personal touch is provided by Lang Lang’s signature on each Limited Edition. “This Steinway has not only the look — but the sound, the emotion, the touch,” said Lang Lang, the first Steinway Artist to be involved in the development of a Steinway grand.
The revolutionary SPIRIO | r technology presents new tools of expression and advanced ways to access, share, and experience performance. The world-class SPIRIO music library also consists of exclusive performances from Steinway Artists ranging from classical pianists like Lang Lang, to jazz stars like Diana Krall and pop artists like Billy Joel, as well as historic performances by Steinway Legends like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Arthur Rubinstein.
“The Steinway Black Diamond is truly one of its kind,” says Celine Goh, General Manager of Steinway Gallery Singapore. “Each detail was planned and crafted meticulously, and it is a testament to the work that goes behind creating each Steinway Black Diamond. We are excited by the warm reception our Asia launch has garnered. It has drawn interest among ultra-high net-worth individuals in Singapore as well as the region — including the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and China — who either have homes in or reside in Singapore.”
If you want to have a look at the Steinway pianos visit the Steinway Gallery at ION Orchard. There is a selection of grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons including its latest innovation, the Steinway SPIRIO, a high resolution re-performance piano, as well as exquisite pianos from the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection. Completing the Steinway Family of Pianos are the Boston and Essex pianos that are designed by Steinway & Sons.
The Gallery’s elegant facade evokes a piano’s finish and curvature, with a beautiful Steinway Grand piano taking pride of place at the storefront, offering shoppers and passers-by a chance to experience playing on one of the “finest pianos in the world”. Inside, a full-sized performance stage allows the Gallery to double up as an intimate recital hall while a rear annex houses a rehearsal studio with two Steinway Grands – showcasing Steinway’s commitment to celebrating arts and culture.
For more information, visit www.steinway-gallery.com.sg.
Dakota Jackson – With a career spanning over four decades, Dakota Jackson has been one of the leading figures in American furniture design. His furniture can be found in collections of the world’s leading museums, including The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York’s Museum of Art and Design, The London Design Museum, among others. A renowned designer, pianist, and a Steinway aficionado, Jackson has a long-established relationship with Steinway & Sons. For more information, visit www.dakotajackson.com.
Lang Lang – Hailing from Shenyang, China, Lang Lang rose to fame at the age of 17. He is now one of the world’s most prolific and highest-profile recording artists. He is an advocate and sponsor of music education and was named a Messenger of Peace in 2013 by UN General Secretary Ban Ki for his efforts to promote global education through his Lang Lang International Music Foundation and Lang Lang Music World arts complex. Lang Lang has been a Steinway Artist since 2002. For more information, visit www.langlangofficial.com.