Dakota Jackson, the award-winning designer of this Steinway Limited Edition, takes inspiration from the theory that black diamonds are extraterrestrial in origin — the result of an exploding supernova. Jackson views the Black Diamond’s brilliance and rarity as simpatico with the genius and spirit of virtuoso Steinway artist Lang Lang.
Lang Lang was named “Messenger of Peace” by the United Nations in 2013 for his tireless advocacy of music education and has been a Steinway Artist since 2002. Lang Lang demonstrates capacious technique, boundless energy, a constant work ethic, insatiable curiosity, and a devotion to charitable work. Lang Lang’s charisma, unique phrasing, and bold interpretation is reflected in the Black Diamond Limited Edition.
The Black Diamond has not only the look — but the sound, the emotion, the touch. — Lang Lang
Every Black Diamond comes equipped as a revolutionary SPIRIO | r, the world’s finest high resolution player piano capable of live performance capture and high resolution recording and playback, giving life to your Steinway with performances from the world’s greatest pianists in a constantly updated and growing library. A revolutionary blend of artistry, craftsmanship, and technology, SPIRIO | r provides new tools of expression and new ways to access, share, and experience performance.
Eight exclusive Black Diamond limited editions are featured as a Model D concert grand in Macassar Ebony, whereas eighty-eight Black Diamond Limited Editions are featured as a Model B in Ebony or Macassar Ebony.