London's first 'All Steinway School'
1,500 keys and counting... LCM to stage mega-piano concert in 'The Street'
The sound of piano music filled the air at the University of West London's student communal space 'The Street', to celebrate the University's status as London's first 'All Steinway School'.
The University received 16 prestigious Steinway & Sons pianos on 23 October 2011 to bring their total to 35, and pianists from the University's London College of Music performed well-known classical pieces on the esteemed pianos.
The London College of Music officially became an All Steinway School on 23 October 2011, making it the first London University to receive All Steinway School status.
In addition, London College of Music students will have a chance to perform at world renowned Steinway Hall - London as well as visits to the headquarters of Steinway & Sons, Marylebone Lane, Central London where they can observe and learn the dedicated craftsmanship that is needed to make the Steinway pianos so unique.
The London College of Music was officially inaugurated as an All Steinway School on 16 November 2011 with a celebratory event featuring a recital by 'Young Steinway Artist' Vanessa Beneli-Mossell and an official presentation of the Steinway plaque to Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Commenting on the event to welcome the new pianos, Sara Raybould, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) said:
We are very excited about becoming the first All Steinway School in London. A world-leading brand such as Steinway is no less than our talented students deserve.
Glen Gough, Managing Director of Steinway & Sons, UK also added:
We are both honoured and pleased to welcome the London College of Music to the world-wide Family of All Steinway Schools. This represents a commitment to excellence by the College, and of the University of West London, to provide the very finest equipment to their faculty and students with which to study music.