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Associate Professor of Piano Sergio Ruiz inducted to prestigious Steinway Artists

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Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012 00:12


Molly Waddell | The Houstonian

Ruiz was honored in front of a full audience last night. Ruiz was added to the prestigious group, Steinway Artists.

Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies, Sergio Ruiz, Ph.D. was honored as a Steinway Artists.

Steinway Artists is an honor that recognizes great pianist who use Steinway pianos.

Steinway representative John Rice, recognized Ruiz as a Steinway Artist.

“It is to be accepted as a known proactive artist of the piano,” Rice said. “An artist earns this distinction with a lot of exceptional work and accomplishments. Steinway & Sons is pleased to welcome you Dr. Sergio Ruiz today as the newest member of the Steinway Artist family.”

Ruiz is joining greats such as Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and Mitsuko Uchida, in the Steinway Artist family.

Ruiz is a California native who learned how to play piano at five years old. He has studied at Rice University, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Santa Clara University.  

He has collaborated with members of the Houston Symphony, New World Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Steinway has been giving out this award for decades.

For a list of Steinway Artist go to


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