Mickey Mouse Limited Edition Piano
for Steinway X Disney
To celebrate 100 Years of Disney, the company has collaborated with Steinway & Sons to create Limited Edition pianos inspired by the beloved character that started it all, Disney’s Mickey Mouse. Showcasing the evolution, innovation and artistry of the past century, the collaboration unites the two historic companies together for the first time and invites audiences around the world to discover the power of music and Disney.
A world-class collectible, the Steinway x Disney: Mickey Mouse Limited Edition piano perfectly blends timeless artistry and whimsical charm to create a harmonious masterpiece for the eyes, ears, and heart. Programmed with 100 songs to commemorate a century of Disney storytelling, the unique piano features a wide selection of treasured musical numbers to choose from.
The collaboration was unveiled to the world last night on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Revealed as part of “Disney100 Night” and introduced by host Alfonso Ribeiro, composer, producer, pianist and Steinway Artist Chloe Flower joined the 11 remaining couples in studio to showcase the exquisite instrument as participants danced to songs from beloved soundtracks from Disney’s most cherished films. In addition to performing on “Dancing with the Stars” for the first time, Chloe is celebrating the release of her forthcoming holiday album, Chloe Hearts Christmas available November 1.
For more than a century, Steinway has captivated global audiences and united people through music. “We’re thrilled for Steinway and Disney to collaborate in celebration of cherished stories and characters, as well as our historic legacies that have transcended borders, generations and have delighted audiences,” said Rob Polan, Vice President, Special Pianos, Steinway & Sons. “We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect moment to remember this milestone than watch the piano come to life on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Crafted with passion and precision, each of the 25 pianos in this collection will be hand painted. The vibrant masterful vision which includes artworks of Mickey Mouse was created by acclaimed Italian artist Elena Salmistraro. The finished piece comes complete with a high-polished white bench. Created for music lovers and piano aficionados alike, the Steinway x Disney: Mickey Mouse Limited Edition piano features Steinway’s signature SPIRIO | r technology, the world’s finest high-resolution player piano capable of live performance capture and high-resolution recording and playback. The bespoke piano’s music library will be continually updated.
“I’ve been inspired by Mickey Mouse’s lively character, curiosity and joy since I was little,” said Salmistraro. “The piano’s white background represents the sketch board that Mickey Mouse was originally created on years ago while rich and colorful tones give energy to his iconic characteristics. The blue gradient represents the movement of music around him, brought together through the gold rivers to create a symphony of sound."