Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paolo Fazioli interviewed on Shaw TV's Urban Rush

VANCOUVER, BC - Shaw TV's Urban Rush hosts Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford interviewed Italian piano maker Paolo Fazioli about his piano and his passion. The interview was conducted in the lobby of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, where a beautiful satin white Fazioli sits that was designed by MGB Design & Architecture in Vancouver.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Piano Pinnacle Duo to Perform FREE CONCERT at Aberdeen Centre

RICHMOND, BC - Free piano duo concert to be performed by ‘Piano Pinnacle’ members Iman Habibi and Deborah Grimmett. The concert will be performed on two Fazioli grand pianos at the Showcase Pianos store in Richmond’s beautiful Aberdeen Centre on Saturday the 12th of February at 2:30pm. Come early because it takes time to find parking! The Canada Line Skytrain Station has a stop at this mall, and the store is located on the 1st floor.

ABOUT PIANO PINNACLE... Piano Pinnacle found its roots in 2006, when Deborah Grimmett and Iman Habibi gathered to perform a number of four-hand duets in joint piano and chamber recitals. The two musicians then went on to complete their studies, and have now joined forces again as a duo team. In their official debut as Piano Pinnacle, they won Thrid Prize, and The Audience Choice Award at the 2010 International Northwest Piano Ensemble Competition, and have since received much recognition and praise for their collaboration. The two pianists work under the guidance and mentorship of one of the most accomplished piano duos Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham.

Showcase Pianos | FAZIOLI, Aberdeen Centre #1900 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

Omni TV has a look at the new Fazioli Suite with Paolo Fazioli

Vancouver, BC - OMNI TV's Lisa Wu interviews famed Italian piano maker Paolo Fazioli about the new Fazioli Suite in Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. One of Canada's top young talent, 13-year-old Tristan Teo, was invited to play for the media event surrounding the unveiling of the suite. The first Fazioli buyer of Richmond, 16-year-old pianist Jessie Lin was also interviewed, as well as the piano maker himself, Paolo Fazioli.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Daniel Chow plays for Mr. Fazioli on rare $275,000 Fazioli piano in White Rock

WHITE ROCK, BC - Italian piano maker Paolo Fazioli made a rare visit to one of the top 50 homes in the province of British Columbia where a beautiful brand new Fazioli piano sat in the living room.

The piano, finished in the exotic 'Amboina' wood from Indonesia was stained perfectly to match the shade of wood on the walls and floor of the room. Jazz-pianist Miles Black played for an appreciate crowd, as did concert pianist Daniel Chow (see the video clip below...)

Tom Zillich, the Entertainment writer for the Surrey Now, wrote a beautiful article about the evening. Please have a look here:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

30th Fazioli Piano Sells in Vancouver!

VANCOUVER, BC - Showcase Pianos is pleased to announce that they have sold the 30th Fazioli piano since opening their doors in October of 2007. This celebration also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the official start of Fazioli Pianoforti in Italy when engineer Paolo Fazioli produced his first piano.

The purchaser of the 30th Fazioli to be sold through Showcase Pianos in Vancouver was to Waka Shinko, founder of the website Ms. Shinko is well known in the Greater Vancouver area for being a talented piano teacher, piano technician, music composer and pianist. Please enjoy this example of her talent in composing beautiful piano music:

Ms. Shinko's specially designed satin white Fazioli in currently in production in Italy and will be a permanent feature of her evolving website when it arrives in March or April of this year. Don't forget to bookmark the website!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Maestro Bramwell Tovey plays Fazioli on Urban Rush

VANCOUVER, BC - On Tuesday the 14th of December 2010, Shaw TV's 'Urban Rush' hosts Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford enjoyed a visit with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Bramwell Tovey. Maestro Tovey speaks about the exciting new opera he will be performing in Calgary, and was invited to play a few notes on the seven-foot long Fazioli F212.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Samuel Fung on Fairchild TV's News: Sunday January 9 at 7:40pm

VANCOUVER, BC - Don't miss 12-year-old pianist Samuel Fung's interview on Fairchild TV's Cantonese News (Channel 181) this coming Sunday the 9th of January 2011 at around 7:40pm! The lively young student of Russian pianist Tatiana Tyulenev takes the Fazioli F156 (5'2") for a test drive after it was used at the 周杰倫 Jay Chou 2010 Era World Tour concert at Vancouver's Rogers Arena.

The segment also features a short interview in Mandarin by Showcase Pianos owner 白明威 Manuel Bernaschek.

KIWI Collection's 'WOW Travel' Magazine: "The Phenomenal Fazioli"

VANCOUVER, BC - Jim Tobler, the editor for KIWI Collection's new "Wow Travel" magazine, invited Showcase Pianos owner Manuel Bernaschek to write an article for their January 2011 issue. The article was entitled 'The Phenomenal Fazioli', and includes a humorous story from Mr. Fazioli's earlier piano-making years.

The Kiwi Collection is a guide to the best 2,200 hotels in 128 countries. wrote of them: "Kiwi Collection is to luxury hotels what Michelin Guide is to restaurants."


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Raphael Sudan in Concert Saturday January 8, 2011 at 3pm

Pianist, improvisator and composer, Raphael Sudan is an up-and-coming musician in Switzerland. Born in 1985 in Fribourg, he got his Master Degree in Musical Performance in June 2010, in the class of prof. Ricardo Castro. During his studies, he allready was gaining momentum all over Europe, which also brought him to play concerts in many european countries, as well as China and North America.

Raised in the classical music bosom, he has refused its shackles to develop a reinvigorating eclecticism. Rock, jazz, pop music, the pianist doesn't scorn any style; he has even played some progressive metal in a band, and recently created a mainstream musical. (Etumag, Swiss student's magazine, June 2010)

Active member of « ISIM » (International Society for Improvised Music) and prize-winner of the aucience's award at Versailles's Conservatory Improvisation Competition (France), he attaches a lot of importance to this discipline. It is a real joker for him, that he uses in most of his concerts, and that he also uses as a pedagogic support with his students.

He now teaches both piano and improvisation at the Musich School of Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland, where he also conducts a choir and a brass band.

Performance is a FREE concert that begins at 3pm on Saturday the 8th of January in the Showcase Pianos | Fazioli store of Richmond's Beautiful Aberdeen Centre. Visit our website: