|2 out of 3 finalists on Fazioli at Chopin Competition USA|
MIAMI, FL - On Sunday the 1st of March, 2015 it was announced that Eric Lu and Rachel Kudo (below) placed first and second at the 2015 Chopin Competition USA. Both played a Fazioli F278 concert grand during the competition, which had its final round this pas weekend. Click here for more ...
|24 Hours with Mr. Fazioli|
VANCOUVER, BC - Fazioli Pianoforti founder Mr. Paolo Fazioli visits Vancouver for 24 hours on Tuesday the 27th of January, 2015 - coming here after his yearly visit to the NAMM Show in Los Angeles.
Follow Showcase Pianos owner Manuel Bernaschek as he picks up Mr. Fazioli in a special Rolls-Royce Ghost that was arranged for Mr. Fazioli's visit as he is taken to customer homes, media interviews, and a reception in his honour. Click here for more ...
|Fazioli Pianoforti Founder Paolo Fazioli Visits Vancouver|
VANCOUVER, BC - After making his annual appearance at the world famous NAMM Show in California, Paolo Fazioli visited Vancouver Canada. Fazioli is the founder of the piano factory in Italy that bears his name. Click here for more ...
|Most Expensive Rolls-Royce to ever come to Canada|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Thursday the 18th of December, Rolls-Royce of Vancouver unveiled the Pinnacle Travel Phantom, one of only 2 in North America, and only 15 in the world. Click here for more ...
|Lamborghini unveils new 'Huracán'|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Thursday the 23rd of October 2014, Lamborghini Vancouver invited local automotive 'gear heads' to attend the unveiling of the all new Huracán. The new model replaces the Gallardo, which was a worldwide best seller for the company. Click here for more ...
|"It's been my lifelong dream to play a Fazioli"|
VANCOUVER, BC - On the evening of Friday the 20th of September, the Vancouver Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation held a fundraiser dinner at the Pan Pacific Hotel. The organization raises money to bring disabled children on a trip to visit Disneyland. Click here for more ...
|Bugatti, London Air Private Jets, Ulysse Nardin Watches, and a Golden Fazioli|
RICHMOND, BC - On the evening of Tuesday the 16th of September, VIPs from all over BC were invited to a very special evening at the London Aviation Centre near the airport's south terminal. Click here for more ...
|5 of 6 finalists play Fazioli at Rubinstein International Piano Competition|
TEL AVIV, ISREAL - On Wednesday the 28th of May, 2014 competitors entered the final round of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. Click here for more ...
|Scott Adolph shoots Gold Fazioli with Musicians at Lloyd Bruce Home|
VANCOUVER, BC - In April of 2014 local photographer Scott Adolph of Sculptures of Light Photography did a photoshoot with the world's only 24k Gold Leaf Fazioli that is at the beautiful Lloyd Bruce Home furniture store in Coal Harbour. Click here for more ...
|Private viewing at Gwerk, featuring performance on Fazioli by VYPC|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Saturday the 10th of May, Fazioli and Bentley owners and their VIP guests were invited to visit the Gwerk Gallery, which is the future site of the amazing new Vancouver House building. Click here for more ...
|Canada's leading soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian|
VANCOUVER, BC - Grammy nominated Canadian-Armenian Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian has won 4 consecutive Junos and wowed the sold out fundraiser arranged by Peter Wall in the ballroom at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel on Tuesday the 13th of May, 2014. Click here for more ...
|Showcase Academy holds first Baby class!|
RICHMOND, BC - On Friday the 21st of March six families were happy to be among the first to try the new KinderMusik program for babies that is now available at Showcase Academy in Richmond's Aberdeen Centre.
|FAZIOLI Takes Centre Stage at Fashion Week|
VANCOUVER, BC - A Fazioli Concert Grand was the sexiest piano in the room at the Opening VIP Gala of the Vancouver Fashion Week. Pianist duo Clare Yuan and Scott Meek performed some beautiful pieces for the appreciative audience. The show featured some beautiful work by such great designers as Grandy Chu of Grandi's Atelier.
|Private FAZIOLI Reception with Louis Lortie|
VANCOUVER, BC - One of Canada’s all-time favourite artists, Louis Lortie played Chopin’s beautiful, romantic First Piano Concerto, in a concert that also featured Canadian composer Dorothy Chang, and the Finlandia-like, Nordic landscapes of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1.
|Roy & Rosemary performs for Fazioli guests at Fairmont Pacific Rim|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Sunday the 26th of January, the violin and piano duo Roy & Rosemary took to the stage at the Fairmont Pacific Rim lobby lounge where Bentley and Lamborghini owners were invited to enjoy a private performance featuring the Stradivari Ensemble.
|VIDEO: Vancouver Architect Ernest Collins designs case of largest piano to ever come to BC!|
VANCOUVER, BC - Local architect Ernest Collins, together with his wife and professional artist/designer Grace Gordon-Collins, designed the art case of the first Fazioli F308 to arrive in BC. The model F308 is completely made in Italy and is 10 feet 3 inches long, making it the longest production piano in the world.
|Ryan & Ray perform on Fazioli for BC's Premier|
RICHMOND, BC - On Thursday the 7th of November, Showcase Pianos was happy to loan a Fazioli piano for a Fundraising Gala held at the Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, B.C.
|Rare Italian FAZIOLI goes on tour with Award Winning Bergmann Duo|
VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver's very own Bergmann Piano Duo, Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann, are on tour around British Columbia and Alberta during October and November with a FAZIOLI and a Grotrian, two beautiful European grand pianos from Showcase Pianos.
|Trump Tower Preview for Fazioli VIP Guests|
VANCOUVER, BC - What better way to spend an evening than surrounded by beautiful music and the who's who of Vancouver? Showcase Pianos owner Manuel Bernaschek and family along with Fazioli VIP clients were invited to a preview of the new display suite of the Trump International Hotel and Tower set to be opening to the public in Vancouver November the 2nd.
|Business of the Year Award!|
VANCOUVER, BC - What do you want to do when you grow up? Maybe… be recognized for the best business ever? Showcase Pianos has been nominated for best business of the year by West Side Business Awards from the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce.
|Congratulations to Tristan Teo!|
VANCOUVER, BC - As a luxury piano store Showcase Pianos is placed in the advantageous position of meeting many talented young musicians. One such visionary is our very own artist in residence Tristan Teo.
|Musical Instruments Expo in Shanghai|
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Over 60,000 visitors and over a 1,600 exhibiters came together to celebrate the international Trade fair for Musical Instruments and Services (Musikmesse) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre this year from the 10th to the 13th of October. The four day fair was packed full of educational activities and live shows; visitors had the wonderful opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends.
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|Teresa Carpio in Concert with Fazioli|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Saturday the 21st of September Hong Kong Pop superstar and Asia's 'Queen of Song' Teresa Carpio blew Vancouverites away with her amazing voice as she performed along side talented pianist Bill Sample at the keys of the Fazioli F278 Concert Grand Piano.
|Ryan Wang & Ray Zhang perform at Fazioli Concert Hall, tour piano factory|
VENICE, ITALY - Five year old Ryan Wang and six year old Ray Zhang traveled to the Fazioli piano factory in Italy this summer to perform at the Fazioli Concert Hall. Forming part of the entourage of the 2 boys were their two mothers, their piano teacher FaFan Xiao and her husband Don, two of Vancouver's best videographers - Guy Roland and Dave Hamilton, and also myself.
|5-year old West Vancouver Prodigy Ryan Wang Plays Fazioli on Ellen Show|
WEST VANCOUVER, BC - Ryan Wang is the five year old student of FaFan Piano Studio in Vancouver, and on Monday the 27th of May, 2013 he appeared on Ellen TV. The talk show is hosted by Emmy award winning comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres.
|YuJa Wang Performs on Fazioli|
SACILE, ITALY - On Friday the 3rd of May, 2013 international concert pianist YuJa Wang performed at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy.
|Did pop superstar Wanting Qu 曲婉婷 blow up a $280,000 Fazioli in her new MV?|
VANCOUVER, BC - A new video by Chinese-Canadian pop superstar Wanting Qu features a $280,000 Fazioli concert grand piano that appears to spontaneously catch on fire and explode. The video was filmed in Vancouver and premiered on MuchMore.ca on Thursday the 2nd of May, 2013.
|Local Mini-Celebrity Ryan Wang to Perform at Kay Meek Centre|
WEST VANCOUVER, BC - At 5 years old, pianist Ryan Wang has received more publicity than many pianists receive in their whole life. In the last two months, not only has Wang been interviewed by CBC's "The National", Global TV, the Vancouver Sun, and SingTao Daily - but he has also had the great privilege of performing at the illustrious Carnegie Hall.
|FAMED ITALIAN PIANO MAKER DEDICATES UNIQUE $300k FAZIOLI PIANO IN TORONTO|
TORONTO, ON – On Friday the 5th of April, world renowned Italian piano maker Paolo Fazioli made a pit-stop in Toronto to dedicate a one-of-a-kind Fazioli piano custom made for the Shangri-La Hotel. Professional pianists consider this brand to be the "crème-de-la-crème" of the piano world, and only a handful of Faziolis have made it to the greater Toronto area.
|Showcase Pianos Expands Again!|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Friday morning at 3:37am, a baby girl was born to Showcase Pianos owners Judy and Manuel Bernaschek. The baby, named 'Aria', weighed 8.73 pounds.
The Bernascheks opted to have the birth at home, employing the services of Pacific Midwifery. Labour started at around 11pm, and two midwives were present along with a student and an 'Acumama' that provided relief from pain through massages throughout the process.
|Fazioli Article in Vancouver Magazine|
VANCOUVER, BC - Be sure to pick up the April 2013 issue of Vancouver Magazine where legendary writer Malcolm Parry was invited to pick up his pen once again for the iconic publication. It has been 2 years since Mac has written a word for the magazine, so his return was made more special when he was asked to interview Italian pianomaker Paolo Fazioli.
Part of the article focuses on the 50th Fazioli to sell at Showcase Pianos - a special half-million dollar concert grand with a case designed by Vancouver architect Ernest Collins.
|Local talent featured in new Fazioli ad campaign|
VANCOUVER, BC – Almost everyone has heard of a Fazioli. For those that haven't, it's the handmade Italian piano that is shaking up the age old piano-making industry. In Vancouver, more than a few people have traded in their old Steinways to get a new Fazioli.
|Linda Lee Thomas releases new CD: "Tango Con Fazioli"|
VANCOUVER, BC - Linda Lee Thomas is a name that every Vancouverite knows - she has been the principal pianist of the VSO since 1972. She has something common with Showcase Pianos owner Manuel Bernaschek: They both love Fazioli pianos. In February of 2013 she released her new CD: "Tango Con Fazioli".
|"Cinema Paradiso" featuring Roy & Rosemary|
VANCOUVER, BC - Local music duo Roy & Rosemary features the keyboard talent of Roy Tan and the violin virtuosity of Rosemary Siemens. Rosemary is a violinist that has performed all over the world, including three different performances at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Vatican, and at the home of Donald Trump.
|Whistler's Pique Magazine Interviews Paolo Fazioli|
WHISTLER, BC - On Tuesday the 29th of January the founder and owner of the Fazioli Piano factory near Venice Italy visited a home Whistler. Pique News Magazine Arts writer Alyssa Noel came out to meet him and take a photo of him by a Fazioli piano.
|Mr. Fazioli visits Vancouver|
VANCOUVER, BC – Near the end of January 2013, the founder of the Fazioli Pianoforti factory in Italy Mr. Paolo Fazioli visited Vancouver as one of his 3 stops during his quick tour through North America. Arriving into Vancouver on the late evening on Sunday, he went straight to the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel where he enjoyed a live performance by local sensation Roy & Rosemary together with the Vancouver Academy of Music's Stradivari Ensemble.
|Fazioli's International Dealer Meeting 2012|
SACILE, ITALY - On November 4 and 5, dealers for Fazioli pianos around the world were invited to the Fazioli factory in Italy to be present at a dealer meeting and factory tour.
|Rolls-Royce's "A Night With The Spirit of Ecstasy"|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Thursday the 1st of November, Fazioli owners were invited to experience the magic carpet ride and an exclusive presentation by Alyssa Bartashy, the Senior Product Specialist of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Talented musician Austin Nash Park entertained the guests on a beautiful concert grand Fazioli piano. Photos by Roger Ting.
|AirSprint's New Cessna CJ2+ visits Boundary Bay with FAZIOLI and Lamborghini|
DELTA, BC - Fazioli buyers joined Lamborghini enthusiasts at the new "CZBB" terminal in Delta to see the new Cessna CJ2+, and were able to check out some cool lux items from Palladio Jewellers, and enjoyed live jazz by the Max Zipursky trio on a beautiful FAZIOLI.
|Hong Kong Superstar Anthony Lun performs on Fazioli for Chi Heng Foundation|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Thursday the 18th of October Hong Kong Superstar Anthony Lun came to Vancouver to support the Chi Heng Foundation's annual fundraiser by playing on a beautiful white Fazioli F183 that was handmade in Italy.
|Lloyd & Bruce's Furniture Opens Exclusive "FENDI Casa"|
VANCOUVER, BC - Having only 2 dealers of 'FENDI Casa' furniture in North America means that Vancouverites are privileged to have one of them in their own back yard. Lloyd & Bruce's furniture is located in Coal Harbour, in the walkway that is just 200 paces from the well-known Cardero's Restaurant.
FMOV prepares for Luxury Supercar Weekend|
VANCOUVER, BC - As local car enthusiasts prepared to attend the Luxury Supercar Weekend, a group of special guests were invited to preview the rare Ferraris at FMOV on Burrard. Jazz pro Max Zipursky and his band kept the crowd entertained, and during their break amazing soprano Sarah Tatto blew everyone away with her incredible voice and was accompanied by concert pianist WenWen Du.
First time in Canada: Fazioli "Marco Polo" Art Case|
RICHMOND, BC - The $189,000 piano was flown to Vancouver yesterday in a crate that has sensors on it to ensure its safety. The "Marco Polo" is a bright red grand piano that is 7-feet long and has a beautiful work of art hand-painted under the lid. It is only on display for only two days before being delivered to the family that ordered it.
The piano was custom made in Italy by Fazioli - a company known for its meticulous attention to detail. Made by hand and requiring over 3 years of man hours, the rare Italian instruments are considered to be the 'crème-de-la-crème' of pianos.
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