Canadian Exclusive Steinway Art Case Piano Collection Tour at Tom Lee Music Vancouver and Richmond Showrooms

    VANCOUVER, June 19 /CNW/ - Tom Lee Music announces the first part of its
Canadian exclusive Steinway & Sons Art Case Piano Collection Tour to its
Vancouver and Richmond showrooms, June 22 to July 8, 2007 (see time details
below). Four special piano masterpieces valued at more than $600,000 will make
their only visit to Canada by way of Tom Lee Music.
    Steinway & Sons art case pianos have graced public venues such as the
White House and Smithsonian Institution, as well as private collections for
more than a century and a half. The tour pianos were designed by renowned
craftsmen and artists - and feature intricately carved hardwoods, exquisite
finishes, hand-painted motifs and numerous fine designer details.

    Public viewing times at Tom Lee Music showroom locations are as follows
    (see below for showroom hours):

    Vancouver - Friday, June 22 to Monday, July 2, 2007
    Richmond - Wednesday, July 4 to Sunday, July 8, 2007

    The four special pianos included in Steinway & Sons' Art Case Collection
Tour at Tom Lee Music are:

    Roger Williams Gold - Inspired by renowned pianist Roger Williams, the
art-deco design, in a gold metallic finish, is adorned with the lyrics to
Autumn Leaves, the best-selling piano recording of all time. Serial number
570,040; NY Retail Price: $178,000 USD
    Reflections - Artist Thomas Schrunk created this design using hand-cut
sections of ribbon-striped Sapele veneer, meticulously matched to vary grain
direction and form a dramatic wave pattern. Serial number: 554,615; NY Retail
Price: $94,000 USD

    Symphonic Symmetry - Created by John Eric Byers and named for its balance
of form and function, this piano features round tapered legs and organically
shaped lyre and leg tops.
    Serial number: 563,298; NY Retail Price: $152,000 USD

    150th Anniversary Limited Edition Karl Lagerfeld - Created to celebrate
the 150th Anniversary of Steinway & Sons, renowned international fashion
designer Karl Lagerfeld has created a bold and dramatic design. Serial number:
567,175; NY Retail Price: $85,000 USD

    At each stop on the tour, music teachers, students and members of the
public will be invited to special programs featuring the pianos, or they can
make personal appointments through the Tom Lee Music to see and play the

    The tour schedule for Steinway Art Case Collection in Vancouver and
    Richmond is as follows:
    Dates          Location              Public hours     Private appointment
                                                          booking information
    June 22 -      Tom Lee Music         Monday -         Contact
    July 2         Vancouver showroom    Saturday,        (604) 685-8471 and
    Vancouver, BC                        10 AM to 6 PM    ask for Piano
                   929 Granville Street  Sunday, 12 NOON  Showroom
                   Vancouver, BC         to 5 PM
    July 4 -       Tom Lee Music         Monday -         Contact
    July 8         Richmond showroom     Wednesday,       (604) 273-6661 and
    Richmond, BC                         10 AM to 6 PM    ask for Piano
                   150-3631 No.3 Road,   Thursday -       Showroom
                   Richmond, BC          Friday,
                                         10 AM to 8 PM
                                         10 AM to 6 PM
                                         12 NOON to 5 PM
                                         Statutory Holidays,
                                         12 NOON to 5 PM
    (*) There will also be a tour at Tom Lee Music's Victoria showroom
    July 10 to July 15 (more details to be released soon).

    About Steinway & Sons

    Steinway & Sons' world headquarters and U.S. factory are located at
Steinway Place, Long Island City, N.Y. Steinway pianos - created from 12,000
components requiring a year to handcraft and assemble - are sold in the United
States and Canada by a select number of exclusive authorized dealers. For more
information, visit

    About Tom Lee Music

    Tom Lee Music has been bringing music to BC communities since 1969. It is
one of the largest full-line musical instrument retailers in North America.
Tom Lee Music helps beginners, hobbyists and professionals alike make their
musical dreams a reality with affordable instruments, service, 'EZ-financing',
rentals and music lessons for all ages. Tom Lee Music is the recipient of
numerous awards in recognition for its dedication to music excellence. The
company is a strong supporter of local music education and community cultural
organizations. There are seven store locations in the Lower Mainland, and two
on Vancouver Island. For more information about Tom Lee Music and its programs
and services, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Susan Kirk, Margo Bates
Publicity Inc., Telephone: (604) 315-9959, E-Mail:; Tom
Lee Music Contact: Richard Howland, Community Relations Manager, Tom Lee
Music, Telephone: (604) 685-8471, E-Mail:

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