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'GRANDEST GRAND PIANO OF THEM ALL' COMING TO SEATTLE APRIL 3-10; VLADIMIR HOROWITZ' PIANO ON 75-CITY TOUR

 SEATTLE, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- One of this century's greatest piano virtuosos, Vladimir Horowitz, called it his "inseparable friend." Together they performed on the great concert stages of the world, at the White House and on his historic return to Russia in 1986. Now the "Grandest Grand Piano of Them All...The Horowitz Steinway" is coming to Seattle, according to Sherman Clay.
 Through the generosity of Steinway & Sons, this international treasure is currently on a 75-city tour of the United States. Authorized Steinway dealers across the country have been hosting the appearance of this remarkable instrument. Sherman Clay, in downtown Seattle, hosts the Puget Sound area appearance of this nine-foot ebony concert grand, the piano Horowitz used exclusively, wherever he performed, until his death in 1989.
 On Saturday, April 3, at 8 p.m., a "Kids for Keys" benefit concert will be held at Sherman Clay, 1624 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Money raised will assist student musicians in purchasing a nine-foot concert grand for the Seattle Symphony. Well-known artists from around the Greater Seattle area have donated their time to perform at this benefit so that 100 percent of the proceeds can benefit this project. The public is invited to hear Robin McCabe, pianist; Peter Mack, pianist; Patricia Michaelian, pianist; Wayne Johnson, pianist with Raymond Davis, cellist. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 at the door. Call 206-622-7580 for ticket information. Seating is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
 On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 and 7, performers from around the area will be giving performances on The Horowitz Grand, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seattle Art Museum. The piano will be located at the First Avenue Lobby.
 Student performances will be held on Tuesday, April 6. These students have been personally selected by the Seattle Music Teachers' Association. All are participating in the "Kids for Keys" project.
 Three local Steinway artists from the Seattle Sherman Clay store will highlight the program on Wednesday, April 7. Performing artists include classical pianist Helena Azevedo-Jordan; classical pianist Lillian Telatycki and jazz pianist Bogey Vujkov. Vujkov may well be the first jazz artist to perform on The Horowitz Grand. He was also selected by Steinway & Sons to perform a special jazz concert on their celebrated 500,000th grand which Horowitz signatured right next to the keyboard.
 The Seattle Art Museum programs are free to the public. Recommended admission to the Seattle Art Museum is $5; Students $3; Seniors 62 and over $3; Children 12 and under free. Tuesday, April 6, the first Tuesday of the month, is free at the Seattle Art Museum thanks to a grant from The Boeing Co. The piano will remain in the Puget Sound region through Saturday, April 10. It will be on view at Sherman Clay on days not mentioned above. During that time, students, teachers and the general public are invited to play The Horowitz Steinway, by appointment only. Call 206-622-7580 for additional information.
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 /CONTACT: Jeri McDonald, APR, of Jeri McDonald & Associates, 206-728-8570, for Sherman Clay; or Jody Miller of Sherman Clay, 206-622-7580/


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