#1 – 1128 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 1G5
Piano Showroom:(604) 437-5161
Music Academy:(604) 683-0300
Call toll-free from anywhere in Canada [except Ontario]:1-800-4-PIANOS
Showcase Pianos Ltd. President
Owner Manuel Bernaschek has a passion. As a piano lover who recognized the need for fine pianos in Vancouver, he founded Showcase Pianos in 2007. Showcase Pianos carries only the finest artist’s instruments, highlighting world-class brands such as Fazioli, Grotrian, and Bechstein’s ‘W. Hoffmann’ line. But it was the Fazioli piano that inspired Manuel the most. For many years there was much talk in the piano community about a man in Italy who was making the finest pianos in the world. “We kept hearing that more and more famous pianists were converting to playing on Fazioli pianos, so I really wanted to bring them here,” says Manuel. He was determined to introduce one of the greatest concert grands in the world to his talented locale, handmade by world-renowned Paolo Fazioli. The German-made Grotrians are another notable draw – as are the economical ‘W. Hoffmann’ series by Bechstein, another performance instrument completely made in Europe. Over the past several years, Showcase Pianos has made a name for itself serving exquisite instruments of music to cherish and enjoy, with a crescendo of acclaim that resounds throughout Vancouver’s most illustrious private homes and concert halls. Manuel Bernaschek is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Spanish. On most weekdays mornings he can be found at the Broadway location, and most afternoons and weekends he is at the store in Aberdeen Centre. Manuel believes strongly in his community, and is on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI), as well as Place Des Arts in Coquitlam, and works with the Vancouver Police Department’s ‘Odd Squad’ Fundraiser.
Yana was born in the Ukraine near Kiev and started playing piano at the age of six. Yana studied with the great teacher who was also associated world famous Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who was also born in the same city. Yana continued her studies and now holds a Bachelor in Music. After immigrating to Canada, Yana became very involved in Vancouver’s music community as an educator, piano performer and singer. Yana has a vast knowledge of the construction of pianos, and has worked as a piano consultant for more than a decade. Yana has a passion for fine quality instruments, and loves to share her expertise with anyone looking for more information related to the study of music and the search for a good piano. Yana regularly conducts workshops and seminars related to the study of music and choosing the right piano.
Cindy Cheng began her musical studies in piano from an early age in China. In 2014, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University. Cindy is interested in a large range of musical genres including classical, jazz, and pop. She likes playing piano because she believes music has a remarkable ability to conjure up happy emotions in people. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Crystal Fung was originally born in Vancouver, Canada. She then began her study of piano in Hong Kong at age of 5. After she returned to Canada, she had continued her interest in music. She will complete her Grade 10 piano examination in April 2015. Crystal also enjoys singing and dancing outside of school and work time. Crystal loves to meet new people and can’t wait to show you around the academy. She is fluent in all Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Catherine Huang came to Vancouver in 2011. She accomplished a diploma from Douglas College after getting a bachelor degree in China. She had learned electronic organ for several years when she was very young and got the Grade 6 certification in China. She believes music is the most beautiful language of the world. Catherine is very glad to help you or your kids to find the right teacher to begin your music journey! Catherine is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Rongrong Ma, a lover of music, whose study of music instruments, singing and dancing started at a very young age. Playing ukulele and singing is a big part of her life. She graduated from Harbin University of Commerce in China with a Bachelor Degree of Management, during which she won the China’s National Scholarship, and gave a speech at the school assembly as the student rep. After she moved to Canada, she obtained her Accounting Diploma at British Columbia Institute of Technology, also took some Early Childhood Education courses because of her love for children. With the passion of music, the love for children, and the knowledge of Business and Education, she’s very excited working at Showcase Piano and Academy.
Adam Page, ARCT, LLCM studied for over 10 years with Edward Parker – his son Ian Parker and nephew John Kimura Parker are also active teachers – the author ofPiano Pedagogy: A Practical Approach.
He conducted group theory lessons, master classes, and prepared private pianostudents for RCM Examinations for two decades in his own studio before relocating to Vancouver.
Adam has participated in countless competitions and became well-known in Vancouver for his work as an accompanist. His warmth and patience coupled with a methodicaland structured approach make each piano lesson enjoyable and productive.