THIS ISSUE IS ALL ABOUT INVENTION and we’re taking a giant leap back to the mid-19th century to thank one of the greatest piano makers of all time. Steinway has been responsible for many marvellous innovations in piano technology, the latest being its self-playing system, the Spirio. For those of us who’ve yearned to own a Steinway Model D, but who haven’t the ability to bring out its true finesse, the Spirio is salvation. Simply select what you want it to play, and it will do so with the deftness of a Lang Lang. Be it Debussy, Chopin or Thelonious Monk, the Spirio gets every delicate touch just right. It certainly gives a whole new meaning to fingering the keys on cue.
Check out demos of the Spirio at Steinway Gallery, Palais Renaissance