Robert Birmingham


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Birth Date
Deceased Date
Job Title
Former Owner
Company Name
Steinway & Sons

Robert Birmingham teamed with his brother to purchase Steinway & Sons from CBS Musical Instruments in the early 1980s. The Birmingham brothers were committed to restoring the high quality the piano maker had earned its reputation on, while focusing on serving its dealer base around the world.  During the time he owned the company, Steinway introduced their Boston Piano series, which was created to assist the dealer by offering Steinway quality products for first time piano owners.  In reflecting back on his years in the music industry, Robert pointed to the fact that he felt lucky to work with the people of the Steinway company and the many friends he made over the years.