Steinway Piano Stories
Aaron Goldberg is a jazz pianist based in New York City. He began studying piano at age seven and studied under Bob Sinicrope of Milton Academy and saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. He attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music before enrolling at Harvard University, where he won the International Association of Jazz Educators’ Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship award and became a member of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program. Recently, Aaron has been touring and recording with young guitar guru Kurt Rosenwinkel. In 2005 he toured South America with Madeleine Peyroux and performed with the Wynton Marsalis quartet as well as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Aaron Goldberg, Brooklyn, NY
I discovered Park Avenue Pianos in 2008 while searching for a buyer for my Steinway upright. Ultimately I sold my Steinway piano to Park Avenue Pianos and used the proceeds of that sale as my down payment on one of Park Avenue Pianos’ vintage Chickering baby grands. Throughout both transactions, I found the Park Avenue Pianos sales staff to possess that extremely rare combination of artistic sensibility and business acumen. They also have an infectious passion for, and impressive knowledge of, all things related to pianos. The Park Avenue Pianos staff have followed up with me several times post-purchase and have invited me to some really nice recitals. I remain very proud of my Chickering.Don Woodall, New York, NY
Purchased Chickering Baby Grand
We started searching for a Steinway piano in June of 2008. After asking people we knew and looking on the Internet we came across Park Avenue Pianos. We contacted them and explained what we wanted. We had little to no knowledge of pianos and Ronen Segev was extremely helpful in helping us choose. Our Steinway piano (Steinway Parlor Grand) was delivered to our home in July of 2008, 2 days after we contacted Park Avenue Pianos. It is the most beautiful instrument you can imagine, the service was unbelievable and Mr. Segev was on-site to supervise everything. Park Avenue Pianos was the absolute best choice we could have made. The piano has brought much music and joy to our family and I cannot recommend Park Avenue Pianos enough!The Maalouf Family, Westchester, NY
Bought Steinway Model M
We discovered Park Avenue Pianos in 2010. We knew that we wanted to install a Steinway Baby Grand in the theatre of our new school building once construction was complete, which was scheduled for 2010. When our theatre was complete, they delivered a piano they felt would meet our requirements for us to evaluate with no obligation, only the understanding that if we loved the instrument, it would be ours. We never felt any pressure to commit to a purchase decision before we were certain that we loved the instrument. The piano has brought much music and joy to our staff and students and we are extremely proud of our new school, our state of the art black box theatre and our beautiful Steinway piano.Ken Cohen, C.O.O., The Mandell School, New York, NY
Purchased Steinway Baby Grand
After many months of research, I came across Park Avenue Pianos. Upon further investigation, I found out that the owner Ronen Segev has a stellar reputation in the music community and also among his clientele. So our search for a Steinway piano continued under the guidance of Ronen. Ronen attentively listened to our requirements and patiently searched for and created the piano we were looking for. His price and quality is unbeatable as is his after-sales service.
We are lucky to have come across Park Avenue Pianos and are thrilled with the beautiful look and gorgeous sound of the dark-mahogany 1923 Steinway M we bought from Ronen.Sharmila Sani, Great Neck, NY
Purchased Steinway Model M
I had a great experience buying from Park Avenue Pianos and would definitely do so again. I was able to try a Steinway Model A on loan in my apartment for several weeks. The unique trial period included many visits from a skilled piano technician who made adjustments according to my feedback.
Being able to try the piano on my own schedule in my own apartment gave me confidence that I was buying a Steinway piano that was right for me and it is an awesome piano!
As an added plus, Park Avenue Pianos has great pricing enabled by their unique business model. I recommend them without hesitation!David Hyun, New York, NY
Purchased Steinway Model A
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Evan Shinners, New York, NY
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Uma Thurman, New York, NY
I trust Park Avenue Pianos because their owners are fellow pianists who understand how to pick a truly fine Steinway Piano.
Music and pianos go hand-in-hand and every music lover needs a beautiful Golden Age Steinway Piano in their home.
Andy Luse, Washington D.C.
After a relentless two year – 20,000 mile search in every corner of the nation for the perfect piano, getting my fingers on the finest instruments in the world and sampling over 2,500 instruments, Park Avenue Pianos had the dream piano I was looking for! I tried out the piano after it had just been restored and in less than 5 minutes of getting my hands on the keys, I had to try very hard to keep a straight face because I knew it was the one.
A week later, my dream piano was being crane-lifted & brought in through the windows of my home. And there it is now: a 1908 vintage Steinway model B restored to perfection with the Voice of an angel.Steven Quirk