Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stefano Ricci Vancouver Opening in Fall of 2016



VANCOUVER, BC - Pick up a copy of Montecristo Magazine's latest issue.  The cover article tells you about someone who is creating clothing that is "The Apex of Men's Fashion: Stefano Ricci".

Showcase Pianos owners Manuel & Judy Bernaschek discovered the brand in Rome 10 years ago during their first year of marriage - at the same time they were preparing to open their first piano store.   Now they are happy to announce that they have partnered with the illustrious clothing factory to open the first Stefano Ricci store in Canada.

Located across the street from the Shangri-La Hotel, next door to the new Trump Tower, Stefano Ricci aims to open in November of 2016.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Ray Zhang pays Fazioli for unveiling of Bugatti Chiron



VANCOUVER, BC - On Wednesday the 7th of September, Showcase Pianos was invited to send a hand made Italian Fazioli piano to the unveiling of the incredible Bugatti Chiron - the most powerful car being made in the world today.

Guests enjoyed beautiful music performed by the Max Zipursky Jazz Trio.   All were welcomed by Bugatti dealership owner Asgar Virgi, who invited 9-year-old award winning pianist Ray Zhang to perform a song for the unveiling of the Bugatti Chiron while ballerinas danced around the car gracefully.

At around $4m CAD, the Bugatti Chiron is one of the most costly automobiles in the world - and with 1,500 horsepower, it is definitely the most powerful.   Truly the pinnacle of automobile engineering.








Friday, July 22, 2016

Fazioli at unveiling of Bentley's new extended Mulsanne



VANCOUVER, BC - On the evening of Thursday the 21st of July, Dilawri Canada (MCL Motors) unveiled the Bentley's new Extended Wheel Base Mulsanne.   The automobile is the 'crown jewel' of the brand, and is truly a beautiful work of art and an incredible piece of engineering.  

Only 25 will make it to the USA, making the automobile and the event a rare opportunity for guests to view it.

It is no wonder then that Showcase Pianos was invited to bring a hand-made Fazioli piano to the special event at the Waterfall Building, where Vancouver's most talented jazz pianist Max Zipursky played on it for the appreciative guests, while amazing vocalist Dawn Narai blessed the airwaves with the sound of her voice.  

Photos by the very skilled Scott Adolph of Sculptures of Light Photography.











Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fazioli is the Winner's Choice



DRUMMONDVILLE, QC - On Sunday the 3rd of July, Fazioli owners Ray Zhang and Isabelle Xin-Yi Wang competed in the final round of the CMC Music Competition, and placed 1st and 3rd respectively.

The two young pianists, that have 3 Fazioli pianos between the 2 of them, are delighted to be able to practice at home on Fazioli pianos, and feel the hand-made Italian piano gives them additional room for expression that they are not able to find in any other pianos.

Both Ray and Isabelle study with Ms. Xiao, owner of the FaFan Piano Studio.  Ms. Xiao is one of the most skilled teachers with young children, and is able to help students progress incredibly quickly.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Calgary Periodontist Wins Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition



FORT WORTH, TEXAS - On Saturday the 25th of June, Calgary Periodontist and Fazioli owner Thomas Yu performed in the final round of the 2016 Cliburn Amateur Competition.

After seven days of outstanding performances, Thomas Yu was announced as the winner - and also received the 'Audience' award, and the 'Press' award.

Yu owns and practices on a 7-foot Fazioli F212 at home, and describes it being "perfectly balanced, top to bottom", and having an "incredible ability create colour in all levels of sound".  

Also receiving special recognition was Ken Iisaka, a software engineer from Japan who owns a 10-foot Fazioli F308.   Isaka received the 'Outstanding Performance of a Work from the Classical Era' award.

Article at CBCmusic.com


Friday, May 13, 2016

Fazioli supports Children's Wish evening at FMOV

VANCOUVER, BC - On the evening of Thursday the 12th of May, an Italian-made Fazioli F212 piano was brought from Showcase Pianos to the Ferrari / Maserati store in support of the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada in support of Nick's Wish.

One of the city's foremost jazz pianists, Max Zipursky, entertained the guests with his amazing trio.

The evening included a silent auction, and various characters dressed in 'Star Wars' costumes, and the unveiling of two cars especially prepared in 'Star Wars style' for Nick.

Some beautiful watches were on display, including the amazing "Freak" by Ulysse Nardin.




Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cocktails & Jets with Fazioli

VANCOUVER, BC - On Monday the Air Sprint releases their new Legacy 450 Jet. Incredibly beautiful inside and out, and a great concept for Vancouverites.  Fractional ownership - like the Uber of private jets!

Guests could also check out two beautiful Bentleys and an Aston Martins, while enjoying music by the Max Zipursky Quartet.  Another feature of the evening were the performances by award winning students from the FaFan Xiao Piano Studio.

Photos by the very talented Scott Adolph of Sculptures of Light Photography.