Henry Z. Steinway, the great-grandson of the founder of Steinway & Sons, passed away in Manhattan on Thursday 18 September 2008. He was 93.
The House of Steinway & Sons notes with profound sorrow the passing of its former President and Chairman, Henry Z. Steinway, on Thursday, September 18th in
Henry Z. Steinway was a true piano man, and his familiar presence at Steinway Hall was our greatest treasure. An avid correspondent with curators, customers, Steinway dealers and celebrated artists through the years, Mr. Steinway enjoyed a perspective of the changing musical world that few in our industry will experience. Though his typewriter is silenced, our lives have been forever enriched by his personal warmth, his candor, and by his unwavering faith in the instrument that bears his name. Thanks to Mr. Steinway who commissioned an exact historical replica of the very first Steinway made by his great grandfather, Theme & Variations NSW & QLD was able to showcase this very special piano during its international tour in February this year.
To Polly and to his children and grandchildren and his extended family, we extend our love and our heartfelt condolences. He will be sorely missed.
– The Board of Directors, the management and all of the employees of
Steinway & Sons worldwide