The legendary Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz Piano, CD 503, has arrived in Charlotte to begin a unique area tour that will include philanthropic concerts and public playing opportunities. This stunning piano—a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs—is hosted by Steinway Piano Gallery – Charlotte and will travel to five additional destinations throughout the region. The tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play the fabled piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on tours. Tour-stops will also feature concerts and “perform-a-thons” to raise money for Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Horowitz is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20thcentury. His colorful personality and astounding performances enthralled audiences for decades. Early in 1934, Steinway & Sons presented Horowitz and his wife Wanda with a Steinway Model D, Serial #279503, as a wedding present. In the early 1940’s, this piano was replaced with #314503, now known simply as CD 503. This is the piano Horowitz kept in his New York townhouse. It was known to be one of the legendary concert pianist’s favorite instruments, and he used it in many recitals and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s. He would always insist that this piano be his exclusive touring instrument, and he required that it be craned out of his Manhattan apartment and delivered to the concert venue regardless of distance or cost. To read more click here!