Legendary Horowitz Piano Tour
Pictures from The Horowitz Open House on Sept 29, 2012:
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The legendary Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz Piano continues its tour of North American with upcoming stop in Toronto Canada. The stunning piano — a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs — will be showcased between September 27 ~ October 7, 2012. The tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play CD 503, which is the fabled piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on tour. It was known to be one of Horowitz’s favorite instruments.
Horowitz, a Steinway Artist Immortal, is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His colorful personality and astounding performances enthralled audiences for decades. Early in 1934, as a wedding present, Steinway & Sons presented Horowitz and his wife Wanda with a Steinway Model D, Serial #279503. In the early 1940’s, this piano was replaced with #314503, now known simply as CD 503. This is the piano Horowitz kept in his New York townhouse. He used it in many recitals and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s, and he famously demanded that the piano be his exclusive touring instrument during the last four years of his life, including for his triumphant return to the former Soviet Union for performances in Moscow and Leningrad in 1986.
Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto invites you to the beautiful Steinway Music Hall on 2651 John Street - Unit #8, Markham, Ontario L3R 2W5 to experience CD 503 on the following dates:
Sat. Sept. 29, 2012 from 10am to 6pm: Horowitz 109th Birthday Party Open House Featuring Jim Hoover from Steinway New York
Don't miss Horowitz's Birthday Cake!
Mon. Oct. 1 ~ Fri. Oct. 5, 2012: Private Appointments
Call 905-940-5397 or 1-888-399-5397 today to schedule a 15 minute private appointment to play the Horowitz piano, have your photo taken with it, and receive an exclusive certificate.