Gist Piano Center
News and Events at Gist Piano Center

For Immediate Release

December 9, 2011

Contact: Heather Hamilton, Director of Education
Telephone: (859) 254-8492 x400
Cell Phone: (309) 230-1408


LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 9 – As part of Gist Piano Center’s 40th Anniversary celebration, Gist has released a new YouTube video featuring Kelly Whelan, General Manager, and Scott Terrell, Musical Director and Conductor of The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. The second video in Gist’s “A History of Service” series, the video describes the importance of strong musical entities like Gist Piano Center and The Philharmonic to the fabric of the Lexington community.

“As both institutions have stood for – in their history and in their mission – artistic excellence,” said Scott Terrell, “it’s a natural partnership for us and it’s nice to have such a high quality musical family in Lexington.”

Partnering in countless educational and artistic endeavors, Gist Piano Center and The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra are working more closely today than ever before.

“Our mission is to work with our community partners and build a musical future for Lexington,” said Ron Gist. “The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra is Eastern Kentucky’s Premier musical institution and we’re honored to serve them – and through them – serve the Lexington Musical Community.”

The new video will premiere on the Gist YouTube Channel at on Friday, December 9. New videos will appear every two weeks throughout December and January as Gist completes its “A History of Service” series – celebrating Gist Piano Center’s 40th Anniversary.

“We want to acknowledge the role our relationship with these folks played in shaping our business model,” said John Gist, President and son of Company Founder, Ron Gist. “The ‘History of Service’ videos will feature rare interviews with the heads of these organizations and even a nostalgic word or two from my dad.”

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GIST PIANO CENTER began in 1971 as a small piano repair shop on Preston Highway in Louisville. Today, Gist Piano Center is Kentucky’s only local, family-owned, full-service piano firm and the area’s only authorized Steinway & Sons representative. A full refinishing, repair, and rebuilding service center, Gist services nearly 4000 Kentuckiana pianos per year. Gist is also the exclusive piano service provider for such iconic organizations as the Kentucky Center, the University of Louisville, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic. Gist also provides recital facilities and a full print music department to educators across Kentucky and online at Kentucky residents are invited to share their Gist stories on Gist’s Official Facebook page at

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