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Strike a Chord

Go behind-the-scenes on a V.I.P. jaunt through the world’s most iconic piano factory—or even record your own virtuoso performance.

Diana Krall, Lang Lang, and Billy Joel have much more in common than their status as megawatt musical talents. They each tickle the dazzling ivories of a Steinway, the piano of choice for 19 out of 20 professional pianists (and the likes of legends including George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Sergei Rachmaninoff). In this exclusive partnership created for Rosewood Limited Edition, guests of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, can opt for one of two exclusive Steinway & Sons experiences.

Option one: Record your own track with Steinway Label Producer Jon Feidner. You can share it with family and friends live in Steinway Hall’s 74-seat recital hall, designed by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf. Then, you’ll hand-pick your very own Steinway Spirio | r high-resolution player piano—on which you can listen to thousands of recorded performances by artists ranging from living legend Yuja Wang to Steinway immortals like Duke Ellington—all in your own living room. Or simply brush up your Chopin, and when you’re ready, record and edit with the same powerful tools that would be used in-studio.

The second option will enrapture any Steinway enthusiast: a private tour of the company’s New York factory to see exactly how the epic instruments are built. You’ll even help the craftspeople bend a piano rim hewn from raw, rock-hard maple wood. Then, Ron Losby, Steinway’s CEO and President, will usher you into the top-secret Steinway Vault for a viewing of the company’s most extraordinary pianos, including the nonpareil Steinway ”Pictures at an Exhibition” Model D in white—hand-painted with folkloric Russian images by Paul Wyse and worth upwards of $2.5 million.

Enamored after the hush-hush vault visit, you may decide to take your very own Steinway home with you. And you can—with shopping advice from a Steinway Concert Technician and Steinway Artist (the latter of whom would be happy to autograph your new Ode to Joy.)

Following either experience, spend the evening back at The Carlyle for a private performance at the legendary Café Carlyle by Steinway Artist Haochen Zhang, winner of The Cliburn | 2009 and recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, or by Wei Luo, a Decca Gold recording artist and recent winner of the Gilmore Young Artist award. Both experiences include VIP car service to and from the Steinway & Sons Factory and two nights in a Carlyle Suite at The Carlyle.

Price from $195,000. For more information, please email us at


Two-night Carlyle Suite accommodation
VIP car service to and from the Steinway & Sons
Factory Daily breakfast for two

Valid from
December 1, 2019
December 31, 2020Book