VANCOUVER, BC - The wait is finally over. After having many visitors request to 'test' the Fazioli F228 (7'6") piano, we decided to bring one in. It has unbelievably beautiful power and sound - - - and Showcase Pianos owner Manuel Bernaschek invites everyone to come and try for themselves.
Bernaschek says: "It makes for an interesting comparison, as we have it beside a C. Bechstein C234 (7'8"), a pre-owned Bosendorfer 225 (7'4"), and a Steinway Concert Grand. No other store in BC has such an amazing selection that players compare side-by-side."
For those that have not yet tried a Fazioli, the poetic description of one by pianist and F228 owner Garrett Glass might whet your appetite:
"Don't you wish you could have been at Joan Sutherland's Italian debut at La Fenice theater in Venice in 1959? Imagine the purity of her tones as she brought the bel canto beauties of 'Lucia' back to Venice for the first time in over 30 years. Or, imagine it is Easter Morning, you are standing at the foot of the campanile of San Georgio Maggiore, and now the church bells ring out. The sounds strike deep into the fiber of your being; the broad, resonant peals of the bass notes are as pure as if they were summoned from hand bells, and they are all equally distinguishable, even though the richness of the sound echoes back to you from the waters of the Grand Canal. The sound is sustained beyond your imagination, just as it might be if you were privileged, like the popes are, to hear the Schola Cantorum Romana sing Palestrina or Pergolesi at its home in the Sistine Chapel. If you can imagine all this, you can imagine what it is like to play a Fazioli."
Fazioli Pianos are handcrafted in Italy and are regarded by many pianists as being the finest in the world. In British Columbia, Fazioli pianos are available exclusively at Showcase Pianos.