American Piano Gallery is hosting Tennessee Tech Department of Music in a showcase concert. This is a great time to come and enjoy a variety of music from students and faculty.
GOING TO COLLEGE SOON?
There will be professors and the Department Chair at the concert and will be able to answer questions about Tennessee Tech’s music program should you be looking at colleges!
February 22 at 7pm
At American Piano Gallery
Wine Reception & Fundraiser
Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series
Please join us on Saturday, February 22, at 7:00 PM for a wine reception & fund raiser in support of the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series and for a sneak preview by award-winning pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, who performs a full concert on Sunday, February 23, at the Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville College.
This is an amazing opportunity to see a world class pianist right here in Knoxville. American Piano Gallery is honored to partner with the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series for this evening. Please come and hear some great music, enjoy some nice food and wine, and hear all about what the YPS does in our community!
YEKWON SUNOO: Winner of the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition and 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition, the 24-year-old has performed as soloist with orchestras around the world. He made his debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 as winner of the Florida International Piano Competition and performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Itzhak Perlman at Avery Fisher Hall in 2012 after winning the Juilliard Concerto Competition. Other awards include First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2012 Piano Campus International Concours, a laureate in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and First Prize in the 2009 Concours International de Piano Interlaken Classics. Mr. Sunwoo has studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School and is currently studying at the Mannes School of Music.
In its 34-year history, the Young Pianist Series has brought to Knoxville nearly 100 award-winning pianists who are at the beginning of their careers. The organization depends totally on ticket sales and contributions from supporters. We invite you to learn more about the Series, to sample the quality of performance that it brings to Knoxville, and to make a donation at the door if you wish.Tweet
Knoxville’s Steinway Society
Pellissippi State School of Music
Save the Date: Sunday February 16, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm
WHERE: American Piano Gallery Recital Hall
11651 Parkside Dr. Farragut, Tn. 37934
DO I HAVE TO OWN A PIANO: No…Come and enjoy music and fellowship around music!
A Music Showcase
Sunday, February 16, 2014
American Piano Gallery
Come and enjoy
Knoxville’s Steinway Society’s
A Conversation with John Paulson
On the eve of the closing on the purchase of Steinway Musical Instruments by Paulson & Company, Ben Niles, producer of the award-winning documentary about Steinway & Sons, “Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037,” sat down with John Paulson, founder of the investment management firm Paulson & Co.
Their short discussion allowed John to share some of his thoughts regarding Steinway Musical Instruments, the reasons he purchased the company and his plans for its future. He also provided assurances regarding the continuity of the quality that Steinway is world-renowned for, and that the world’s finest pianos would continue to be handcrafted in its Queens, New York and Hamburg, Germany factories.Tweet
August 14, 2013
To the employees, dealers and partners of Steinway & Sons:
On behalf of Paulson & Co., I would like to introduce our firm and share our enthusiasm for our pending acquisition of Steinway Musical Instruments. We are excited to participate in the future of Steinway & Sons, renowned for producing the finest quality pianos in the world.
Paulson & Co. is an investment firm that manages approximately US$18 billion in assets and has offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Our investment team has experience in a variety of industries, including several relevant to Steinway: media and entertainment, consumer products, and retailing. We have successfully invested in both public and private companies that have executed global growth strategies centered around remarkable brands.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to invest in a business with the tradition for
excellence that Steinway enjoys. We will proudly support the company’s legacy as the
premier global piano manufacturer, a reputation earned with an uncompromising commitment to quality appreciated by the world’s most demanding pianists. Personally, I am the owner of three Steinway grand pianos ─ models M, O and B ─ and intend to add a fourth, a model B incorporating a factory-installed player piano system.
We intend to champion each of the attributes that make Steinway a unique company: its highly trained and skilled employees, perfected manufacturing processes, unwavering commitment to quality, revered global brand name, and dedication to partners, customers, artists and music lovers.
Paulson does not plan to close, relocate, or change any of the company’s manufacturing operations. We fully endorse management’s current strategy to grow in the company’s traditional markets as well as underpenetrated markets in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.
We look forward to a bright future as together we build upon the great legacy of
Steinway & Sons.
Paulson & Co. Inc.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020Notice to Investors
The tender offer by affiliates of Paulson for the outstanding common stock of the Company referred to in this
letter has not yet commenced. This letter is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any
securities. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of Company common stock will be made pursuant to an
offer to purchase and related materials that Paulson intends to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the “SEC”). At the time the tender offer is commenced, Paulson will file a Tender Offer
Statement on Schedule TO with the SEC, and thereafter the Company will file a Solicitation/Recommendation
Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer. The Tender Offer Statement (including an Offer
to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation
Statement on Schedule 14D-9 will contain important information that should be read carefully and considered
before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer. These materials will be sent free of charge to all
stockholders of the Company when available. In addition, all of these materials (and all other materials filed by
the Company with the SEC) will be available at no charge from the SEC through its website at www.sec.gov.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This letter contains forward-looking statements with respect to the tender offer and related transactions,
including the benefits expected from the acquisition and the expected timing of the completion of the
transaction. When used in this letter, the words “can,” “will,” “intends,” “expects,” “is expected,” similar
expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as
forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on a number of assumptions that could ultimately prove
inaccurate, and are subject to a number of risk factors, including uncertainties regarding the timing of the
closing of the transaction, uncertainties as to the number of stockholders of the Company who may tender their
stock in the tender offer, the possibility that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant
approval for the consummation of the transaction, and general economic and business conditions. The
Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. Risk factors that could cause actual results of the tender offer to differ
materially include the following: failure to obtain any regulatory approvals or satisfy conditions to the
transaction, the inability to obtain adequate financing, the risk that the Company’s businesses will suffer due to
uncertainty related to the transaction, the competitive environment in our industry and competitive responses to
the transaction as well as risk factors set forth above. Further information on factors that could affect the
Company’s financial results is provided in documents filed by the Company with the SEC, including the
Company’s recent filings on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Steinway Events | 11651 Parkside Dr. | Farragut | TN | 37934
Whisperings Solo Piano Concert – Knoxville, TN
Whisperings Solo Piano Radio Concert Series come to Knoxville, TN for 2013 with Michael Logozar, Joseph Akins and Philip Wesley. Enjoy an evening of contemporary piano music from these three talented artists as they perform their original compositions as heard on Whisperings.com.
DOOR PRIZES will be given away! Autographed CDs and sheet music will be available. Meet and greet with the artists.
Purchase tickets here through March 1 for:
$15 – Adults*
$7.50 – Students and under 18*
Purchase tickets at the door on March 2 for:
$20 – Adults
$10 – Students and under 18
PURCHASE HERE IN ADVANCE (through March 1) AND SAVE.
There are only 60+ seats, so “reserve” your seats with an advanced purchase.
*with service fee
ABOUT JOSEPH AKINS
Living in greater Nashville, Dr. Joseph Akins is an active pianist/composer and associate professor at Middle Tennessee State University. As a pianist/composer, he has released four solo albums. “A Piano Christmas” (2011) was nominated as Best Holiday Album of the Year at SoloPiano.com, and “Spirit Touch” (2009) was included in the Top 40 Solo Piano Albums of the Decade for 2000 2009 at MainlyPiano.com. As a professor at MTSU, Joseph teaches courses in MIDI, musicianship and new media. Before launching his solo piano career and starting at MTSU around 2000, he earned music degrees in jazz piano and electronic music from the University of Tennessee and Radford University. He also performed with many jazz, rock and country bands as a keyboard player. In 2006, he earned a doctorate from Tennessee State University.
ABOUT MICHAEL LOGOZAR
Michael was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada but now resides in Austin, TX. His debut contemporary instrumental piano CD, “Coming Into View,” was released on November 1, 2008. Nearly 20 years after his ears first caught the notes of the emerging contemporary instrumental piano scene, Michael is arriving with his own brand of improvisational, deeply melodic music. His pre-released music can already be heard underscoring a number of films and television shows, and has garnered him nominations at the Los Angeles Music Awards and Unisong International Songwriting contests. His most recent release, “Time”, has been nominated for Whisperings album of the year and has been entered in the Top 20 for 2012 at MainlyPiano.com.
ABOUT PHILIP WESLEY
Philip Wesley is a best selling solo piano artist. His album ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ continues to dominate the iTunes charts in his genre, recently peaking at #1. And is a best seller on CD Baby, the world’s largest online independent music store. Philip’s emotionally charged piano music is described as hauntingly beautiful. Ranging from tender and romantic, to introspective, powerful and intense.
ABOUT WHISPERINGS CONCERTS
Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio performs concerts across the country that showcase the artists you hear on this broadcast. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see several artists from the show perform live in one sitting. Plus, hang out to meet and greet the artists afterwards! Laughter, piano improvisation and audience participation are all part of the show. We encourage families to come, especially if you have kids who are aspiring pianists. After the concert, parents will be delighted to find their kids practicing the piano with renewed enthusiasm!Tweet
Knoxville Steinway Society
Carson-Newman Student Showcase
Save the Date: Sunday February 10
WHERE: American Piano Gallery Recital Hall
11651 Parkside Dr
Farragut, Tn. 37934
DO I HAVE TO OWN A PIANO: No…Come and enjoy music and fellowship around music!
Steinway Society of Knoxville presents Carson-Newman College, a showcase performance of some of its finest music majors at Knoxville’s American Piano Gallery on Sunday, February 10th at 3:00pm. The program will include a variety of both solo and collaborative music
The Music Department at Carson-Newman received a generous donation that was used to purchase 14 new Steinway & Boston pianos and to rebuild 4 others for enhanced teaching, performance, and practice. With the recent deliveries of new pianos from the American Piano Gallery, our students have been enjoying the benefits of this exciting investment.
Carson-Newman College is a private, four-year, Christian, coeducational liberal arts college of approximately 2,100 students. Founded in 1851, it is affiliated with the Baptist denomination. The campus is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, between two lakes, and is located on the highest point in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson-Newman was recently ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The music department currently has 10 full-time faculty and approximately 90 music majors. Music majors may earn Bachelor of Music degrees in performance, church music, music education, music theory, or music with an outside field.
Come hear a sampling of Carson-Newman music students! The concert is free and open to the public.
The Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series holds three concerts every year, one each on the fourth Sunday of January, February, and March.
Each performance features an up-and-coming concert pianist 35 years of age or younger.
The concerts are held at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Campus of Maryville College at 2:30 in the afternoon.
This season showcases three outstanding artists:
On Sunday, January 27, 2013, Steven Lin will be performing. Mr. Lin moved from Taiwan to the United States in 1999. He won the 2004 Nordmann Piano Scholarship Competition and received a full scholarship to the Julliard Pre-College Division. He then went on in 2007 to win a full scholarship to the College Division of the Julliard School, and is now a masters candidate there. He was a soloist at age thirteen with the Orlando Symphony Orchestra under the baton of George Manahan. In 2012 Mr. Lin won Third Prize in both the Hilton Head International Piano competition and the William KapelI International Piano Competition.
Vivian Choi will be featured on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Ms. Choi was born in Seoul, Korea. She graduated summa com laude form Russia’s Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, then received a Masters of Music with Academic Honors and Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory. Her debut recording in 2010, comprising works of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiewv, and Godowsky was releasedon the St.Petersburg Musical archives Northern Flowers label.
The March 24, 2013, program will spotlight Jin Uk Kim, who made his debut with the New Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ten.In 2009 he was featured in the New England Conservatory Young Stars Concert at the Newport Music Festival. He has earned the third prize at the Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings. A recipient of the Joseph C. Beaudoin Piano Scholarship, Mr. Kim is currentoly prusuing a doctoral degree at New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Wha Kyung Byun.
For more information on the Young Pianist Series and this season’s artists go to youngpianistseries.comTweet
The year 2013 marks the seventieth anniversary of the final public performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff, a towering figure of late nineteenth and early twentieth century music. Knoxville and the University of Tennessee share an intriguing connection with the maestro’s final days, as his last concert was held in the Alumni Gymnasium on the campus of the University on February 17, 1943. To commemorate this momentous occasion,The Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Fine Arts, School of Music, will present at eight in the evening on February 17, 2013–the seventieth anniversary of the Rachmaninoff recital–a gala event featuring acclaimed Russian pianist Evgheny Brakhman in solo performance of an all-Rachmaninoff program in the Cox Auditorium, Alumni Hall on the UT campus–the very same building where Rachmaninoff played. The anniversary event is capturing widespread interest, and promises to be memorable. Thanks to underwriting by a small group of generous donors, the program will be free and open to the public.
Don’t miss this landmark occasion! Mark you calendar:
WHEN: Sunday, February 17, at 8 p.m.,
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