Fazioli Pianoforti is a high-end maker of hand-built pianos, base in Sacile, Italy. Fazioli produces about 100 pianos a year from its single factory. Passion for music, great artisanship, continuous technological research and strict material selection: these are the elements required for building a Fazioli piano.
"The Fazioli pianos at Showcase Pianos have an exquisite sound. I was particularly impressed with how responsive they were in reproducing a whispering pianissimo, and they were equally impressive in the larger dynamic range. For the owner of one of these pianos, most people would recognize immediately that you have something unique and very special."
"I tried a Fazioli once. A Fazioli artist was in town, doing a TSO gig (where I used to work) and I was then working for the venue, Roy Thomson and Massey Hall. No one was around except some lighting crew; the Fazioli was there, on stage off to the side, challenging me to do something about it. It's like Mt. Everest, you know? "Because it's THERE." So I played it. And played it. Oh god. My eyes rolled back into my head. If that's not an endorsement, I don't know what is; I can't keep going because it would have to be censored. I quietly left the stage, heart pounding ...."
"From the moment I touched the keys of the gorgeous Fazioli piano - I knew in an instant something was different. The tone was so rich and warm, yet filled with tremendous power. Its sensitivity was magnified by its striking clarity. I have been in love with Fazioli pianos ever since."
"... an instrument of rare distinction ..."
"I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing the marvelous 7' Fazioli for the Vetta chamber concert. Having an instrument that possesses such clarity and evenness of tone for the concert allowed me to play with freedom and confidence in the result. It was the first time that I had tried the Fazioli and it certainly lived up to all of the advance press that I had heard and read. It responds reliably, immediately, and has an incredible bass and high treble. The workmanship is second to none. "
"Don't you wish you could have been at Joan Sutherland's Italian debut at La Fenice theater in Venice in 1959? Imagine the purity of her tones as she brought the bel canto beauties of 'Lucia' back to Venice for the first time in over 30 years ... The sound is sustained beyond your imagination, just as it might be if you were privileged, like the popes are, to hear the Schola Cantorum Romana sing Palestrina or Pergolesi at its home in the Sistine Chapel. If you can imagine all this, you can imagine what it is like to play a Fazioli."
"My first experience performing and recording on a luminous Fazioli piano was in Montreal at the historic Chappelle Historique du Bon Pasteur. I was overjoyed to hear decades later that Showcase Pianos had brought these beautifully crafted and silky-sounding pianos into our city. Since then, Showcase Pianos has been generous in supporting young talent by hosting recitals and personally, for sponsoring and providing a Fazioli piano for my upcoming Recital for Hope."
"The Fazioli is the most sensitive instrument you can get. It's the kind of instrument that gives you exactly what you want from it, which is at once intimidating and empowering. You can really use it to make beautiful music on a whole new level."
"Fazioli's attention to detail and intricate workmanship makes every Fazioli piano one of a kind. It satisfies every intention of sound-making and fulfills the dreams of the pianist. Fazioli – a sense of class and taste!"