Steinway gets a new boss

Steinway gets a new boss


norman lebrecht

February 14, 2017

Guido Zimmermann, 44, is the new MD of the Hamburg branch of the troubled piano manufacturer. He succeeds Werner Hussmann, who retires next month.


  • John Borstlap says:

    No wonder that they are ‘troubled’ when they build their instruments upside-down.

    • John Borstlap says:

      Incredible piece of vandalism.

      But John Cage would have loved it.

      • Pianofortissimo says:

        Of course he did it in “00:13:1½ for upside down piano, for any number of players doing anything but playing”. Composition year was 1993 but it was never performed.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Museart says:

    Is it really fair and serious “journalism” to connect the announcement that Guido Zimmermann, new MD for Steinway & Sons in Hamburg, who will replace the retired Werner Husmann, with a photo from a vandalism that happend in December 2015 at All Faiths Chapel on the K-State Manhattan campus??? No wonder that the “discussion” following is going into the wrong direction…