Luis Sanchez, Designated Steinway Artist
by Sydni Walker
Commerce, TEXAS-Dr. Luis Sanchez, assistant professor of music, was designated as a Steinway Artist by Steinway Pianos on March 6. This selection comes after a rigorous international application, audition, and selection process-thousands of pianists are considered each year, but only few are selected.
"This designation by the world's premiere piano maker ranks Luis among the most talented and revered pianists throughout the globe," said Chris White, head of the music department. "As a Steinway Artist, Luis greatly increases the prestige with which the faculty is held among the music community."
Sanchez will immediately begin to attract greater interest among undergraduate and graduate students. The opportunity to study with a Steinway Artist is compelling to serious keyboard students.
"Since 1853, Steinway & Sons has crafted the world's most sought after pianos, and its Concert and Artist Department has served the most talented and revered pianists throughout the globe," said K. Bryan Elmore, director of institutional sales for Steinway Hall. "Luis Sanchez now joins the revered immortals that include Cy Coleman, George Gershwin, Vladimir Horowitz, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Arthur Rubinstein. I am proud of his accomplishment and honored to have been a part of the process."
Several faculty members from A&M-Commerce are sponsored by other major companies including Brian Zator, Jimmy Clark, Todd Goranson, and Mary Druhan. These requests for endorsements provide testimony to the reputation of each faculty member.
"The addition of Sanchez as a Steinway Artist raises the reputation of the faculty and music program at A&M-Commerce," White said.
For more information on Steinway Artists, visit http://www.steinwaypianos.com.