of a lifetime…
Hamburg Steinway Piano
The Gift of Peter Livingston & Sharon Stark in memory of Magdalena Friedman
The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Concert Grand
Our magnificent Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano is used for performances in Overture Hall. The instrument was a gift to the MSO from Peter Livingston and Sharon Stark in memory of Peter’s mother, Magdalena Friedman. Music Director John DeMain, his wife Barbara and the donors traveled to the Steinway factory Hamburg, Germany, in March 2004 to select the new piano. During the trip, renowned German pianist Matthias Kirschnereit assisted DeMain in selecting the perfect instrument.
Steinway & Sons
For more than 150 years, Steinway & Sons has been dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world. And the Hamburg Steinway is considered the pinnacle of the company’s artistic creativity, an unsurpassed medium between composer, performer and audience. The instrument is handcrafted entirely from hard rock maple, poplar, walnut and birch with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish. View technical specifications.
Peter Livingston, Sharon Stark and John DeMain