Steinway & Sons Takes Center Stage At The 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

Seong-Jin Cho’s Victory on a Steinway & Sons Model D Piano is the Latest for the Renowned Piano Manufacturer

New York, NY — October 21, 2015 Steinway & Sons, manufacturer of the world’s finest pianos, was selected as the piano of choice by Seong-Jin Cho of Korea, winner of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, which was announced October 20, 2015. Since 1927 the competition has been held every five years in Warsaw, Poland, and is considered to be amongst the most esteemed competitions in the music world. Seong-Jin Cho attained his victory over nine other finalists on a Steinway & Sons Model D piano following three solo rounds and a performance of Chopin‘s Concerto in E minor op. 11, accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Jacek Kasprzyk.

As a testament to the unparalleled quality and craftsmanship of Steinway & Sons pianos, this is the latest of many wins for Steinway & Sons at top-tier international piano competitions. To date in 2015, Steinway & Sons has been the piano used to secure victories at over 70% of the world’s most prestigious contests, primarily those sanctioned by the World Federation of International Music Competitions.

Steinway & Sons congratulates Seong-Jin Cho on his remarkable win at the Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. As a company we believe that the piano is an extension of the artist, helping them to achieve uncompromised artistic expression, so it is truly an honor for Steinway & Sons to be a part of Seong-Jin’s accomplishment,” states Darren Marshall, Chief Marketing Officer of Steinway & Sons. Adding, “We take tremendous pride in the fact that over 70% of winners at the top global piano competitions have chosen to perform on a Steinway & Sons piano. This latest win proves once again that when the world’s best pianists perform on the world’s finest pianos, something extraordinary happens.”

Additional information about the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition can be found at

A biography of Seong-Jin Cho can also be found at–44b2–9660-70e8b85f1977.

About Steinway & Sons
Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered the world's premier piano manufacturer. 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 many of the techniques developed over 160 years ago. Today, Steinway & Sons also offers the Boston and Essex piano lines, Listen, a magazine for music and culture lovers, and the Steinway & Sons record label. For more information, visit

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