First All-Steinway Initiative Piano Arrives at Brenau

Steinway Arrival
Dr. Barbara Steinhaus and Ben Leaptrott watch the assembly of the new Steinway Model D Concert Grand in Pearce Auditorium Tuesday, Dec. 4.(Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand piano, arrived at Brenau University Dec. 4 – the first in a new collection that will help Brenau gain the prestigious distinction as an “All-Steinway School.”

The concert grand, destined for use in historic Pearce Auditorium, is the first acquisition in the $1.5 million campaign to acquire about 30 Steinway-branded instruments for all of Brenau’s Gainesville rehearsal and performance venues. It is also the most expensive piece, representing about more than 10 percent of the cost of all the pianos Brenau ultimately will acquire. The fundraising campaign still is underway, including initiatives to pay for the concert grand.

For more info and a photo gallery view this post on Brenau’s main website.