||CTV News: “$150,000 pianos selling like crazy in Metro Vancouver”|
CTV News BC - Ross McLaughlin and Lisa Green, CTV Vancouver
Luxury cars, fashion and real estate are all the norm in Metro Vancouver. Now Vancouver is the number one seller of a piano so expensive most of us could never afford it. It’s the Fazioli, starting at about $150,000.
More were sold here in 2015 than the whole United States, all of Germany and all of China.
There’s a lot of money in Vancouver and talent as well, like eight-year-old XinYi Wang, whose parents bought her a $190,000 Fazioli to play. Now she needs no encouragement to practice. In just four years XinYi has mastered the instrument and won awards. Her picture sits on display in the show room of Showcase Pianos in Richmond. Click here for more ...
|Vancouver has become the World's Top Market for Fazioli Pianos|
VANCOUVER, BC – Due to the unmatched quality of materials and workmanship, the Italian ‘Fazioli’ is regarded as being the costliest brand of pianos being produced in the world today. In the 2015 calendar year, more Fazioli pianos were sold in Vancouver than anywhere else in the world. Click here for more ...
|Bechstein's 160th Anniversary|
Carl Bechstein set out to manufacture a piano able to withstand the great demands imposed on the instrument by the virtuosi of the time, such as Franz Liszt. In 1857, Liszt’s son-in-law, Hans von Bulow, gave the first public performance on a Bechstein grand piano by performing Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor in Berlin.
For over 160 years, Bechstein pianos have held a reputation as among the finest pianos in the world, competing with Bösendorfer and Steinway in construction, performance and tonal quality. The great composers Liszt, Wagner, Brahms, Debussy, and many others remarked on the marvelous tone they produced. Click here for more ...
|Fazioli Experience Gives Boost to VGH Gala|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Saturday the 13th of February, the World's Only 24k Gold Leaf Fazioli was moved from the Showcase Pianos showroom in Richmond to the stage of the 'De Beers Time To Shine' Fundraiser at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The event raised $1.7m for the Vancouver General Hospital in just one evening. Click here for more ...
|Vancouver Artist Unveils Painting for World's Only 24k Gold Leaf Fazioli|
RICHMOND, BC – Local artist Michael Abraham has been described as “Canada’s artistic genius, representing the best of the contemporary scene”. Vancouver’s music lovers will recognize his works as it has appeared in the VSO’s Allegro Magazine, and in the promotional material for the Vancouver Opera’s 2008/09 season. Click here for more ...
|Ivanka Trump visits the Trump Luxe Event in Vancouver|
VANCOUVER, BC - Wednesday the 21st of October, 2015 is known by some as 'Back to the Future Day', due to the fact that it was the 'future' date traveled to in the 1989 film 'Back to the Future II'. Although no one rode in a futuristic time-machine, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, traveled in a beautiful private jet from her home in the US to arrive 'in style' at the Trump Luxe Event held at London Air Centre. Appropriately, Showcase Pianos brought the World's Only 24k Gold Leaf Fazioli F228 to the event and arranged for pianists Sunny, JayJay, and XinYi Wang to perform for the appreciative and well-heeled spectators. Click here for more ...
|First Fazioli Arrives in Winnipeg|
WINNIPEG, MB - Most people have never heard of piano brand ‘Fazioli’ before, but for a pianist – it’s like hearing the name ‘Ferrari’, or ‘Lamborghini’. Today they have come to be regarded as being the finest pianos ever made – and this is the first one ever to come to Winnipeg. Click here for more ...
|Malcolm Hasman lists PH at Harbour Green 2|
VANCOUVER, BC - The Penthouse at Harbour Green 2 is one of the most desired addresses in the city, and now available for purchase at just less than $20 million. Click here for more ...
|Celebrating the opening of 745 Thurlow with Fazioli|
VANCOUVER, BC - MCM Celebrates it's 50th Anniversary at the same time as the new building at 745 Thurlow opens it's doors. MCM is the architect firm behind many Vancouver landmarks including Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver Aquarium, all of the Bentall buildings, Terminal City Club, and many more.
|Luca Buratto wins Honen's Competition playing Fazioli Piano|
CALGARY, AB - On Friday the 11th of September, 2015, Italian pianist Luca Buratto performed the final round of the Honen's Comepitition on the Fazioli F278 Concert Grand and was announced the winner, receiving $100,000 in cash, and a $500,000 investment into his career! Click here for more ...
|Pianos: Beyond the Steinway monoculture|
“One in 30 Steinways are good. And you have other piano brands that are actually kind of changing the game. There’s the exclusive Fazioli, a still-new piano (established in 1981) emerging as a favorite of some world-famous artists."
“If I could have any piano I wanted,” Calderazzo says, “Steinway would probably be six or seven on the list.”
“No matter what, [most performers] will forgive the Steinway. People are not listening as freely and honestly as they could.” Click here for more ...
|Vancouver's Most Visible Grand Piano|
VANCOUVER, BC - Renowned Vancouver architect Gregory Henriquez tells the story of the creation of the city's newest high-profile art case piano: The Fazioli in the beautiful new lobby of the Telus Gardens building. Click here for more ...
|Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea in Vancouver|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Sunday the 15th of March jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea performed together at the beautiful Chan Centre at UBC. Herbie Hancock performed on the incredible Fazioli F278 Concert Grand - a piano that has truly changed the piano world since its creation in 1980. Click here for more ...
|Angela Hewitt performs on Fazioli with VSO|
VANCOUVER, BC – On Saturday the 9th of May, the world’s leading Bach pianist Angela Hewitt came to Vancouver to perform 3 concerts with the VSO before moving on to Victoria. Recognized around the globe as being the top Canadian pianist, Hewitt performed for a full house at the Orpheum Theatre on all 3 days. Having a very high standard for her own performances, Angela Hewitt requires a Fazioli piano for all of her performance. Angela Hewitt has purchased a Fazioli piano in each one of her homes in Italy, England, and Canada and believes that they are the most ‘creative’ piano being made in the world today, since it allows the greatest expression of any piano. At the end of her performance on Monday night, local Young Fazioli Artists Ray Zhang and Isabelle XinYi Wang presented her with a big bouquet of flowers. Click here for more ...
|Lift the Children Fundraiser Gala|
VANCOUVER, BC - On Thursday the 23rd of April 2015 the Lift the Children Gala raised nearly a million dollars for some of the poorest children in the world. Deepak Chopra was the guest of honour and spoke about deep universal matters to all guests. Click here for more ...
|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 ...
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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".
|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.
|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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- Showcase Pianos has sold over 100 Fazioli pianos since opening it's doors in October of 2007.
- Fazioli Pianos have been featured on TV news in Canada in English and Chinese over 30 times in the last year. See them here: TV News, Newspaper Articles.
- NUVO Magazine and the Globe & Mail newspaper have written excellent articles about the Fazioli piano. Read them here.
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