Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship between Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway & Sons, and distinguished pianists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.


  • Soundboard: Amir Siraj

    Soundboard: Amir Siraj

    22/01/2021 Duração: 31min

    Young Steinway Artist Amir Siraj is completing a dual degree in astrophysics and piano performance. His research has explored the moon, comets, asteroids, black holes, and, of course, Beethoven.

  • Soundboard: Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Soundboard: Anne-Sophie Mutter

    08/01/2021 Duração: 39min

    The violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter speaks on arts advocacy, Beethoven, John Williams, and her process behind learning new music.

  • Soundboard: Isaac Mizrahi

    Soundboard: Isaac Mizrahi

    04/12/2020 Duração: 33min

    The fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi sees fashion as telling stories of women’s lives. He discusses the intersection of music and fashion, couture vs. QVC, his new concert series — and becoming himself.

  • Soundboard: Eric Whitacre

    Soundboard: Eric Whitacre

    11/11/2020 Duração: 32min

    The Grammy Award–winning composer and conductor discusses how he writes choral music — as well as his influences and technological ventures.

  • Soundboard: Lauren Sclafani

    Soundboard: Lauren Sclafani

    29/10/2020 Duração: 32min

    Piano Technician and Audio Engineer Lauren Sclafani discusses her craft.

  • Soundboard: Lenny Kravitz

    Soundboard: Lenny Kravitz

    21/10/2020 Duração: 28min

    Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist-rockstar-designer Lenny Kravitz talks inspiration for his music and for the Kravitz Grand Limited Edition from Steinway & Sons.

  • Soundboard: Kenneth Jones

    Soundboard: Kenneth Jones

    24/09/2020 Duração: 39min

    New York City–based playwright Kenneth Jones discusses his craft — and the streaming premiere of his 2015 play ALABAMA STORY at Oak Ridge Playhouse.

  • Soundboard: Drew Magary

    Soundboard: Drew Magary

    10/09/2020 Duração: 23min

    Writer, novelist and columnist Drew Magary talks about the twenty-first-century shift in the media landscape and the launch of Defector, a new subscription-only sports blog and media company.

  • Soundboard: Christopher Tin

    Soundboard: Christopher Tin

    20/08/2020 Duração: 30min

    The composer Christopher Tin, on the occasion of his latest release — To Shiver The Sky (Decca Gold) — speaks to keeping your music in listeners’ ears.

  • Soundboard: Michael Gallant

    Soundboard: Michael Gallant

    09/07/2020 Duração: 30min

    The pianist Michael Gallant discusses how he creates solo-piano covers of rock classics.

  • Soundboard: Ahmad Jamal

    Soundboard: Ahmad Jamal

    01/07/2020 Duração: 22min

    Steinway Artist Ahmad Jamal discusses his influences and approach to music.

  • Soundboard: Vera Anselmo

    Soundboard: Vera Anselmo

    16/06/2020 Duração: 20min

    Vera Anselmo, founder and artistic director of The Piano School of New York City, discusses music education for the underserved.

  • Soundboard: C. Brian Williams

    Soundboard: C. Brian Williams

    09/06/2020 Duração: 25min

    Step Afrika! founder and executive director C. Brian Williams holds forth on the tradition of stepping, a dance form that uses the body as an instrument.

  • Soundboard: Chad Lawson

    Soundboard: Chad Lawson

    02/06/2020 Duração: 37min

    Composer and Steinway Artist Chad Lawson unpacks his philosophy behind his minimalist aesthetic.

  • Soundboard: Ramsey Lewis

    Soundboard: Ramsey Lewis

    26/05/2020 Duração: 23min

    Steinway Artist and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis reveals how he has benefited from remaining open to what could be.

  • Soundboard: Anny Hwang

    Soundboard: Anny Hwang

    19/05/2020 Duração: 20min

    Steinway Artist Anny Hwang talks about making classical music more flexible and getting her Gershwin to groove.

  • Soundboard: Peter Bence

    Soundboard: Peter Bence

    12/05/2020 Duração: 25min

    Pianist, composer, arranger, and producer Peter Bence discusses his approach to pop covers and composition — and how he built a YouTube following of millions.

  • Soundboard: Connie Han

    Soundboard: Connie Han

    05/05/2020 Duração: 37min

    Steinway Artist Connie Han talks jazz influences and the importance of a jazz language we can all comprehend.

  • Soundboard: Matt Rollings

    Soundboard: Matt Rollings

    28/04/2020 Duração: 27min

    Steinway Artist Matt Rollings discusses lessons learned from the many legends he has worked with over the course of his illustrious career as a pianist, composer, arranger and producer.

  • Soundboard: Pascal Rogé

    Soundboard: Pascal Rogé

    15/02/2020 Duração: 34min

    Steinway Artist Pascal Rogé reveals why there is always more to say about Claude Debussy.

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