12 Dec 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.
Showcase Pianos is the exclusive dealer for Fazioli pianos in the province of BC, and deals with many brands of pianos – – – from the very affordable, to the most luxurious.
Ernest Collins is the architect that originally designed the home and was approached to ‘revisit’ the music room when the homeowner’s children started taking piano lessons. Collins and his wife also designed the cabinet that went in behind the piano and also the picture frame that housed the especially commissioned art work for the room.
The cabinet was built by Joe Edwards of TLC Furniture Design, and the painting was made by Vancouver artist Michael Solomon.
The music was composed and performed (not on a Fazioli unfortunately) by talented Juilliard graduate and Fazioli-lover Jennifer Athena Galatis.
Showcase Pianos is located at 1224 W Broadway in Vancouver, BC 604.437.5161 and at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, BC 604.270.8883