Sunday, November 29, 2009

Angela Hewitt Performs Live on Global TV News

Vancouver, BC - The Canadian concert pianist that has been hailed by the Guardian Newspaper as the "pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time" was invited to appear live on the weekend edition of Global TV News.

Angela Hewitt is considered to be the foremost exponent of Joahnn Sebastian Bach. On Sunday the 29th of November, Ms. Hewitt was interviewed by Global TV news achor Sophie Lui.

A beautiful Fazioli F183 (6') piano was sent to the studio for Angela Hewitt to perform on. The Fazioli piano is made by hand in Italy, and is now widely regarded as the finest piano in the world.

Vancouver's Fazioli Piano Owners Treat Angela Hewitt to Dinner

Vancouver, BC - Some of the 20 or so owners of Fazioli pianos in the area were invited to have dinner with Angela Hewitt at the Shangri-La Hotel's beautiful 'Market by Jean-Georges' Restaurant during her visit to Vancouver.

Angela Hewitt, an internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist, was in Vancouver for two sold-out performance with the Vancouver Recital Society.
Photos by Leo Cai:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fazioli Opens Store in Milan

Italy's famed piano factory opened it's own store in Milan on the 21st of November 2009 making it easier and more accessible for the Italian people to take one for a test drive. Previously, Italians had to travel directly to the factory in Sacile, a small town around 60km north of Venice. Canadian concert pianist Louis Lortie performed a mini-concert to inaugurate the new store.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Best of the Best! But which one is faster?

The Bugatti Veyron Sport 16.4 might have 1001 horsepower, but compare that with the 'speed of sound'! The price tag for the Bugatti is a whopping $2.2M - making the half-million dollars for the Fazioli M. Liminal beside it look like just pocket change!

The Bugatti has a second key, that lowers the car when inserted in preparation for the extra high speeds. In case you left the 'hard-top' at home, it comes with a handy 'umbrella-like' soft-top that folds up very small.

Weissach Vancouver is Western Canada's exclusive dealer for Bugatti automobiles, visit them at:

The Fazioli M. Liminal shown here is the only one in Canada, and was designed by world renowned architect Philippe Gendre of NYT Line in France. The piano is on display and available for purchase at Showcase Pianos in Vancouver, 1224 West Broadway:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Craning a piano in West Vancouver

Moving a piano with a huge crane is actually much easier than it looks! The fantastic views of the city from this beautiful West Vancouver home made for some excellent photos. Enjoy!

Showcase Pianos is located at 1224 West Broadway in Vancouver, and is the exclusive dealer for Fazioli and Baldwin pianos in Western Canada. Showcase Pianos is also the new dealer for China's highest rated upright piano, the Perzina.