|We wanted you
to be among the first to know that, after careful consideration by
our Board of Trustees, Musicfest Northwest is proud and excited to
announce our new relationship with Steinway Piano Gallery.
Sons has a long history of supporting music festivals and competitions
and the proposal that Kevin Rindlisbacher, the exclusive
Steinway representative for the Inland Northwest, presented to us
can only be described as a "win-win" situation for both
Musicfest Northwest and Steinway Piano Gallery of Spokane.
Not only has
Steinway agreed to supply Steinway or Steinway- designed pianos
meeting all of our piano needs for festival week at no charge to
us, they are also contributing funds for awards. In addition, if
there is a Steinway Artist on the Adjudication Panel (as there is
this year) Steinway would like to sponsor a performance concert
by the artist as another way to add prestige and value to Musicfest
Northwest. Having Steinway as our exclusive supplier of pianos will
provide our young musicians a unique sensory and musical experience
of playing on a truly fine quality instrument.
As you know, the board of Musicfest Northwest struggles to meet
the financial costs of presenting our annual Festival week. We believe
that forging relationships with corporate sponsors such as Steinway
& Sons is a mutually beneficial way to continue our 70-year
legacy of furthering youth arts education in the inland northwest.