If you are a resident of Houston, TX, and have a Steinway Piano that you wish to sell, you may wonder if finding a Steinway Piano Buyer (or seller) is easier in major music markets such as New York or Los Angeles. It is true that cities like New York are magnets for Classical Musicians and artists, and therefore simply by virtue of the numbers, there is a healthy market for items like pianos. However, Houston also has a thriving music community, with wonderful music schools like Rice, The University of Houston, and HSVPA (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts). Park Avenue Pianos President Ronen Segev, a Concert Pianist and Juilliard Piano Alumni, was raised in Houston and attended HSPVA for his High School education. Segev has consistently noted that the music scene in Houston is under-appreciated. Between the Houston Symphony, Jazz events, and numerous piano recitals there is a thriving scene. In addition, for those looking to buy or sell a Steinway Piano in Houston, being part of the competitive market of NYC is easier than one may think. If you are looking to Sell, simply snap a few photos of your piano, pick up the phone, and get a quote from various dealers. If you're looking to Buy a Steinway Piano, distance from stores in NYC should not be a factor. Many people think NYC is expensive, and it is! But for certain luxury items, like a Steinway Piano or High-End Jewelry, having a more robust market makes for better pricing. So if you live in Houston, or anywhere in Texas, reach out to Park Avenue Pianos, and ask for Houston-bred owner Ronen Segev, for a conversation on your Steinway needs. That's exactly what St. Andrews Church did for their Church piano, and the result was a magnificent Steinway Model L, chosen by Pianist Mandy Kung, after auditioning numerous pianos. Native Houstonian Jason Moran, Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center, is also a Park Avenue Pianos Steinway Client, having restored his family's Steinway Model M for personal home use.
Geographic Distance shouldn't prevent a buyer or seller from being part of a robust Steinway Piano market. Pick up the phone and be part of a the vibrant piano market in NYC.