Authorized by Steinway & Sons, the Steinway Model B grand piano is modelled after a Steinway B Grand Piano from Hamburg, known for its splendid and versatile character. Subtle refinements of the physical model contribute to a faithful rendering of the original instrument.

The piano that is modelled belongs to the Martha Argerich edition, a set of twenty-five Steinway & Sons Model B-211 pianos that the prestigious pianist carefully selected in 2014 for their musicality. She signed each.

The virtual grand piano Model B for Pianoteq was carefully designed to reproduce the finest sound characteristics of the Steinway B instrument that was selected by Modartt for this project. Subtle refinements of the physical modelling were made, resulting in a noticeably clear tone and astounding dynamics.

Steinway B grand piano
Listen to Pianoteq Steinway B Grand Piano in action in various musical styles. All audio examples were recorded with a selection of Steinway B presets using their default settings, unless stated otherwise (customized).
Pop/Jazz/Blues/Modern demos
P. De Ridder - Taxi For BSteinway B Home (customized)
J.P. Rykiel - 34th streetSteinway B Distant Mic
S. O'laughlin - SpeakeasySteinway B Improv
J.F. van Dijkhuizen - Gentle WaltzSteinway B Gentle (customized)
Classical demos
S. Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableaux Op. 39 No. 6Steinway B Recording 3 (customized)
A. Scriabin - Preludes Op. 11, No. 13 to 24Steinway B Player (customized)
Music, MIDI and audio files kindly provided by Lanny Davis, Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen, Steve O'laughlin, Craig Richards, Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Piet De Ridder, Jeroen van Vliet and the Minnesota International Piano-E-Competition.
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