Singer Songwriter Regina Spektor Joins Steinway Artist Roster
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Steinway & Sons, makers of the world’s finest pianos, announced today that singer songwriter Regina Spektor has been named as a Steinway Artist. She joins a distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists including Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr., Lang Lang and past music greats such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
The announcement coincides with the launch of Spektor’s new album, “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats”, released on May 29th.
“I am so excited to become a Steinway Artist — though I have played all my shows on Steinways for years — and loved the instruments and the people I’ve worked with — it is so nice to make it official!” says Spektor.
Ron Losby, President, Steinway & Sons – Americas, welcomed Spektor to this exclusive roster adding: “I could not be happier to welcome such a wonderful one-of-a-kind musician and artist to Steinway. Regina Spektor is someone we all admire and respect.”
About Regina Spektor:
Born in Moscow, 32 year old Spektor emigrated with her family to the United States in 1989 and studied classical music with Sonia Vargas until her late teens. An accomplished pianist, she started writing songs at the age of 16 and was soon gaining a reputation with the scene in New York’s East Village. She uses the piano as her partner in telling stories through song, and for many years has preferred to play exclusively on Steinway pianos.
About Steinway & Sons:
Since 1853 Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, and is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world.
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