Founded in 1994, Steinway Society-The Bay Area is a non-profit volunteer-based presenting organization offering a unique set of piano recitals in an intimate setting. The series offers seven piano recitals per season by professional artists, many of whom are winners of international competitions. The Steinway Society strives to bring in a variety of programs in order to increase local exposure and encourage appreciation of piano music in all its many forms: classical, jazz, 1920s, modern and internationally themed arrangements. Subscriptions are sold in sets of seven or four. Individual tickets are also available. Current Season | Buy Tickets
Free Community Concerts
Steinway Society is proud to present two one-hour concerts per season free to the general public. The concerts are held at Le Petit Trianon in the afternoon hours, one in Fall and one in Spring. The concerts are designed to be family-friendly, educational, and entertaining. The series is made possible by grants from the Arts Council Silicon Valley, City of San Jose, and the Farrington Foundation. Current Season
Steinway Society presents special events throughout the year in an effort to collaborate with other arts organizations and local businesses. Concerts are held at Le Petit Trianon or at various other locations. Please see our archive for a listing of our previous special events. If you are an arts organization or a local business interested in presenting a special event with us, please see “Recitals On Location” under Outreach. Current Season | Buy Tickets
Young Artists Program
This annual event features regional and international competition winners carefully selected from the Young Pianist's Beethoven Competition, the Russian Piano Music International Competition, and many others. Don’t miss this chance to hear fresh, exciting, and memorable young talent!
In the days before recorded music, in-home recitals were a common occurrence. During the Classical and Romantic periods, most composers and pianists performed in a hosted “Salon” a majority of the time. Luminaries like Chopin and Liszt often gave recitals in the homes of their friends and patrons.
Steinway Society-The Bay Area is proud to offer you our In-Home Recital Program. The In-Home Recital Program offers you the opportunity of:
Experiencing a unique piano recital resembling the “Salon” of previous generations
Hearing the full potential of the fine piano in your home
Supporting music education and excellence among your family and friends
Providing inspiration to the performer in a casual and appreciative environment
Similar to our In-Home Salon Recital, Recitals On Location give local businesses and organizations the opportunity to bring piano music to their customers and communities. A coordinator from Steinway Society will work with you to plan an inspiring special event featuring a pianist and/or other musicians of excellent quality. We have a large roster available for your selection. Additionally, themed events can be planned around your preference of classical or jazz or a specific composer of your choice. Previous Recitals On Location have met with overwhelming success. Contact us now to start planning your special event today!
An important part of our mission at Steinway Society-The Bay Area is to promote piano music education. We do this in part by offering scholarships to deserving organizations who share our focus on piano music education. Steinway Society is proud to have contributed to the following organizations:
San Jose State University Piano Master Teacher Series International Russian Music Piano Competition
Pacific Music Camp at University of the Pacific
Buchser Middle School Summer Camp
Stanford Jazz Camp
Chinese Music Competition
El Camino Youth Symphony Piano Competition
California Youth Symphony Piano Competition
Friends of Children with Special Needs