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music director, national public radio says the piano responds to her touch

kimberlea daggy

Kimberlea Daggy, Music Director of WFDD Public Radio, Wake Forest University, NC.

Gave her written testimonial on the newly rebuilt Steinway D concert piano rebuilt by Foy Piano Corp, with Sound Board by John Hartman and Precision TouchDesign by Stanwood.

“Why I love your piano”

“I’ve just finished playing Chopin, Brahms and Debussy on your gorgeous piano. I really like the way the instrument responds to not only my touch, but my thought.

This action is so friendly – it seems to ask to be played.

The more I play, the more it wants to be played.

It responds to the loudest and firmest playing just as well as soft, intimate playing. I don’t have to do anything extra to have the piano sound the way I hear it in my mind.”

Kimberlea Daggy

serkin: its amazing, the feel so immediate

Rudolf Serkin

“The action is perfect. It’s even… the whole thing.”

“It feels connected somehow. I couldn’t believe it at first.”

“It’s amazing. The feeling is so immediate.

It reminds me a little of Bosendorfer. This is better, I mean… for me.”
“Thank you for showing me.”
Transcribed from a taped conversation with Mr. Serkin after he played a Steinway D fitted with an early prototype Stanwood Touch Design at the Marlboro Music Festival , August 8, 1988.