Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by Henry E. Steinway and his sons in New York. Together they established a new benchmark in the construction of grand and upright pianos of the highest quality. Having developed more than a hundred of patents, the company is considered to be the founder of modern piano construction.
From the outset, Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg let himself be guided by his pioneering spirit. What mattered most to him was advanced technology and, above all, an excellent sound. By 1850, he had already brought 482 instruments to market in Germany. Nevertheless, he decided to set off for America in order to more fruitfully perfect his construction ideas and designs.
Due to the economic and political situation at that time, America offered the entrepreneurs more favorable conditions. On June 29, 1850, he arrived in New York with his family. Here Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg became the entrepreneur Henry E. Steinway. On March 5, 1853, he founded the company Steinway & Sons with his sons C. F. Theodore, Charles, Henry Jr, William, and Albert. They would go on to set a new benchmark in the construction of grand and upright pianos of the highest quality.
Soon Steinway & Sons built up a solid reputation in America and then quickly conquered the market and the most famous world’s concert stages. Passion and the courage to be innovative defined success of the family business. Already by 1855 the instruments had won their first award for high quality at the American Institute Fair at the New York Crystal Palace.
According to mus-col.com