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.

























Edmond Leung 梁漢文 performs on Fazioli, Raises $50k for Charity


VANCOUVER, BC - On Saturday the 30th of April 2016, Hong-Kong superstar Edmond Leung borrowed a Fazioli from Showcase Pianos to perform a concert to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Showcase Pianos was proud to be a sponsor of the event, which in total, the concert raised $53,888 for the foundation.


Aretha Franklin Sings "Purple Rain" on Fazioli at White House



WASHINGTON, DC - On Saturday the 30th of April 2016, President Obama welcomed Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, jazz icons along with Morgan Freeman, Dame Helen Mirren and others to the White House's International Jazz Day celebration.

After opening remarks from President Obama, which can also be found below, the concert also featured performances from Aretha Franklin, who paid tribute to the late Prince with a rendition of "Purple Rain" (at the 1:14:00 mark). Esperanza Spalding, Buddy Guy, Sting, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Hugh Masekela, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, and many others also performed. Watch the full 94-minute special via UNESCO: