The Steinway & Sons Grand Piano that belonged to Vladimir Horowitz will arrive at Turner’s Keyboards, November 18-25.
This piece of history will be featured in special performances and public playing opportunities. The stunning Horowitz piano—a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs—provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play the fabled instrument that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on tours.
Horowitz is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His colorful personality and astounding performances enthralled audiences for decades. Early in 1934, Steinway & Sons presented Horowitz and his wife Wanda with a Steinway Model D, Serial #279503, as a wedding present. In the early 1940’s, this piano was replaced with #314503, now known simply as CD503. This is the piano Horowitz kept in his New York townhouse. It was known to be one of the legendary concert pianist’s favorite instruments, and he used it in many recitals and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s. He would always insist that this piano be his exclusive touring instrument, and he required that it be craned out of his Manhattan apartment and delivered to the concert venue regardless of distance or cost.
Join us in celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Turner’s Keyboards. We begin our celebration with a recital by Dr. Martin David Jones and Dr. Clara J. Park.
Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Seating is limited.
R.S.V.P. required | 706-736-4479
Jones and Park serve on the piano faculty at Augusta University and will perform on the famed Horowitz piano. The evening will also feature refreshments and a short presentation on Vladimir Horowitz’ life and work.
During its week-long stay, opportunities are available for the public to book appointments to play on the piano. Engagement opportunities are limited through Saturday, November 25th only! Appointments required.
Turner’s Keyboards is located at 2358 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904.
To R.S.V.P. for the November 18 performance, or to schedule playing time on CD503, please call (706) 736-4479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the full press release from Steinway & Sons:
Steinway & Sons Press Release
For more information on Vladimir Horowitz and his beloved piano, CD503:
Learn more about the Horowitz piano.