The official Steinway & Sons podcast, Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship with distinguished Steinway Artists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.
Soundboard is produced and hosted by music journalist Ben Finane, Steinway & Sons’ Editor in Chief and Publisher/Editor in Chief of Steinway’s award-winning web magazine Listen: Life with Music & Culture.
Soundboard — Anthony McGill
Anthony McGill is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic and is the first African American principal of the orchestra since its founding in 1842. McGill takes us behind the scenes at the Philharmonic — and revels at the wonders of chamber music.
Soundboard — Gerardo Teissonnière
Steinway Artist Gerardo Teisonnière discusses Beethoven's Last Sonatas: Opp. 109, 110 and 111.
Soundboard — Andrew Rangell
Steinway Artist Andrew Rangell discusses the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach and speaks to his myriad experiences recording Bach's works, including his most recent venture: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II on the Steinway & Sons record label.
Soundboard: Karen Walwyn
Steinway Artist and composer Dr. Karen Walwyn joins Soundboard to discuss the legacy of Florence Price and why she has committed to recording Price’s complete solo piano repertoire.
Soundboard — Rufus Wainwright
Steinway Artist singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is the son of singer-songwriters Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. He discusses his album Rufus Wainwright and Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live.
Soundboard — Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Steinway Artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet discusses the making of his latest album, Carte Blanche on Decca records — and his ultimate goal of making the piano sing.
Soundboard — Kristhyan Benitez
Steinway Artist Kristhyan Benitez has been nominated for a Latin Grammy for his album Latin American Classics on the Steinway label. He discusses the rich diaspora of Latin American piano music.
Soundboard — Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis takes us inside his Emmy®–nominated score for the History Channel documentary Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre. He discusses the power in music and the cumulative legacy of Red Summer.
Soundboard — Tiffany Poon
Pianist Tiffany Poon wants to bring humanism back to classical music via YouTube. She discusses the art of video blogging — and expresses her love for Robert and Clara Schumann.
Soundboard — Khatia Buniatishvili
The pianist Khatia Buniatishvili speaks to the intimacy of performance, finding her own rhythm, and her love for Schubert and Liszt.
Soundboard — On Alfred Brendel
The composer Daniel Felsenfeld joins Soundboard to speak to the mire of complexities that is ‘The Thinking Pianist’s Man,’ living legend Steinway Artist Alfred Brendel.
Soundboard — On Van Cliburn
Soundboard Host Ben Finane speaks to the legacy of Van Cliburn and the legacy of classical music in America.
Soundboard — Kris Bowers
Steinway Artist and Emmy Award–winning composer Kris Bowers takes us inside penning the soundtracks to such projects as Green Book and Bridgerton.
Soundboard — Mahani Teave
Steinway Artist Mahani Teave hails from Rapa Nui, aka Easter Island. Teave is the first professional concert pianist from Rapa Nui. But after years spent concertizing all over the world, she returned to her island and founded a music school.