French-American Piano Society Steinway Fund

Every piano has 88 keys. By purchasing a key, your generosity will give our artists the opportunity to perform on the world’s most respected concert piano and make our scholarship program sustainable.

About Us

French-American Piano Society is a non-profit organization designed to promote cultural exchange, education, and networking between France and the United States through French pianists and music. Founded in 2014 by Mathieu M. Petitjean, the Society provides scholarships for aspiring young French pianists to attend competitions and festivals in the United States, presents world-renowned artists in recital, and endeavors to promote the activities of French pianists in America and American pianists dedicated to French piano music.

Our Goal


Ultimately, our goal is to enhance the international careers of 40 French pianists over a ten-year period.

Since our creation in 2014, we have awarded scholarships to 12 talented young French pianists who have competed and won international competitions in the United States.  While we are confident we can sustain our scholarship program, we are raising funds to acquire a Steinway & Sons Model B piano. Once installed in the music room of the Consualte of France on Fifth Avenue in New York, the piano will enable our Society to present emerging talents and showcase French piano repertoire.

With the help of our membership body, our goal is to showcase and enhance the international careers of 40 French pianists over a ten-year period. In addition, the piano will benefit all organizations that utilize the Salon Rose in the French Consulate of New York for performances.

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The Piano

Steinway & Sons Model B Classic Grand Piano

This magnificent 6′ 11″ (211 cm) grand piano is often referred to by pianists as “the perfect piano.” It is a wonderfully balanced and versatile instrument that does extremely well in mid-sized venues. View full specifications here.

“Owing to its perfection, the Steinway gives the pianist, wherever he plays, absolute security.”
– Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Steinway Artist

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How It Works

It only takes 3 easy steps to donate a key.

  • 1

    Select the key(s) you wish to donate on the Steinway model

  • 2

    Fill out the secure donation form with your donor & billing info

  • 3

    Your donation will be sent directly to the organization's administration. Thank you!

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French-American Piano Society Steinway Fund