Crowned the New York Serenade, the customized piano invention comes adorned with over 164,000 cubic zirconia stone smithereens. The piano-de-résistance is reminiscent of the aura of New York’s renowned jazz era and its musicians. The 1917 Steinway & Sons grand piano marries the vintage allure of its American make to modern day refinement.
The piano took an entire year to make and was created by father and daughte Gene Korolev and Katherine Banyasz who overlayed, drilled and hand set the jems into a fantasy-like replica of New York and its greatest monuments. A bench comes with the piece, which 7500 gemstones to add more sparkle to the piano.
The New York Serenade encapsulates the era where jazz music became popular. It features the city of New York where jazz clubs were aplenty. Intricate imagery of Central Park, Grand Central Station, the Brooklyn Bridge, Cotton Club, and Steinway Hall gleams in the sheen of lab-made diamonds, dazzling across the piano body in an art deco aesthetic. The piano leg mimics New York’s skyscrapers, while the city’s skyline features on the lid.
A romanticized moon, from Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade”, greatly resonates in the musical marvel. But what the Serenade really possesses is the penchant of hurling you down the heartfelt-memory road and penetrating deep into the pensive core that comes over to have you serenaded on the outside and from within. The grand piano comes with a multidimensional design which combines figures, backgrounds and musical instruments.
The piano is truly a beauty, and for those who already love the city and its musical history, it’s like a dream come true.