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A Revolution in Music Technology Lands in NZ

A Revolution in Music Technology Lands in NZ

Lewis Eady presents THE STEINWAY SPIRIO launching 11 April 2018

The crème de la crème of pianos arrives in New Zealand on April 11 when STEINWAY & SONS, manufacturer of the world’s finest pianos, introduces the company’s most significant product innovation in over 70 years.STEINWAY SPIRIO is the world's finest player piano system available exclusively on select Steinway grand pianos through LEWIS EADY Ltd. With the two models valued at a cool $225,000 & $270,000 these self-playing instruments are New Zealand’s most expensive pianos.

The SPIRIO is the latest luxury toy to bring joy to those who appreciate fine music in New Zealand. A masterpiece of artistry and engineering, Spirio pianos enable the listener to lose themselves in magnificent pre-recorded performances played with nuance, power and passion. Spirio is utterly indistinguishable from live performance.

“Buying a piano does not have to mean waiting for a pianist to play it at home. It’s a major leap, a milestone - with superb craftsmanship.”
— Lang Lang | Steinway Artist & Steinway Spirio Ambassador

Check out recent Auckland Festival visitors Anderson and Roe perform ‘Mambo’ from Westside Story with a Steinway Spirio at:

Internationally acclaimed New Zealand pianist Jason Bae is in town to perform at a Steinway Spirio launch event on Wednesday 11th April at the Orange Coronation Hall.

Bae is a big deal. One of only three New Zealand Steinway Artists, he recorded Puccini/Mikhashoff’s ‘Portrait of Madame Butterfly’, Britten/Stevenson’s – ‘Peter Grimes Fantasy’, and Rachmaninov’s ‘Moment Musicaux No.4 Op.16’ for the Spirio system at Steinway Piano Gallery, New York. This was an incredible experience for the young pianist.

Bae’s performances join a catalogue of entirely new music, featuring a massive roster of Steinway Artists performing a wide range of genres. All pieces in the catalogue are recorded, edited and released in high-resolution, using a proprietary data format that captures the very finest details of each artist’s performance. As of now, there are over 1700 hours of music in the Spirio collection. As new music becomes available, they are automatically added, ready to enjoy.

“Steinway Spirio connects the listener and the artist as only the world’s finest piano can,” said Darren Marshall, Chief Marketing Officer for Steinway & Sons. “Steinway Spirio technology has been engineered to meet our highest standards while creating a truly unique listening experience for all music enthusiasts, regardless of their own piano playing skills.”

Not only is Spirio able to reperform artists’ live performances, its unique technology enables it to simultaneously play the music with the performance video on the dedicated iPad app, producing a comprehensive live experience.

The Steinway Spirio combines art with technology, connecting the past and the present. Spirio perfectly reperforms the live performances of contemporary artists and unforgettable presentations of the late masters.

VIP Steinway Spirio launch event with Jason Bae -
7 pm Wednesday 11 April, Orange Coronation Hall, Auckland

For more information about Spirio, go to:


About Steinway & Sons

Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered one of the world’s premiere piano manufacturers. 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. Steinway & Sons pianos are still constructed primarily by hand, using the techniques perfected over 160 years ago.

About Lewis Eady

Lewis Eady Ltd has always been a family operated business and all of Lewis' sons and many of his grandsons were involved at some stage in their lives. It is now the oldest family owned and operated music business in Australasia and probably the Southern Hemisphere having spent 134 years in business. Lewis Eady Ltd has been the New Zealand agent for Steinway & Sons for ninety-nine years.
Generations of New Zealanders owe their love of music to Lewis R Eady and his devotion to the music industry.

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