“It is a great pleasure and an honour to be asked to be Honorary President of the Steinway Society – Piemonte e Val d’Aosta. I have been a Steinway Artist for many years – I own a model B that I saved for and bought as a young professional, and a model D that I loved recording on so much that I bought it from the London concert stock! I have played many a fine piano – from 18th century models to the most recent, but there is no doubting the universal consistency of the Steinway since its inception!

I wish the Society – wonderfully founded in the excellent Comune di Saluzzo (a splendid place to play and teach) every possible success in its efforts to promote young musicians, excellence in piano playing, and the broadest understanding of the richest instrumental repertoire in the world”.

Leslie Howard
London 2011