Monday, December 22, 2014

Most Expensive Rolls-Royce to ever come to Canada

VANCOUVER, BC - On Thursday the 18th of December, Rolls-Royce of Vancouver unveiled the Pinnacle Travel Phantom, one of only 2 in North America, and only 15 in the world.

The beautiful automobile took more than 900 man hours to build and features many hand-cut and laser cut wood designs in the interior.  

The hood ornament is plated in gold, and there's a gold line along the length of the car, so it was fitting that the world's only 24k Gold Leaf Fazioli piano be brought for this exclusive event.

The incredible "Roy & Rosemary" duo was brought out to perform the music for the appreciative guests.   Open Road Auto Group owner Christian Chia announced to guests that Roy & Rosemary were hand picked for this occasion because their initials match perfectly to Rolls Royce.

Showcase Pianos is BC's exclusive agent for Fazioli pianos: 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lamborghini unveils new 'Huracán'

VANCOUVER, BC - On Thursday the 23rd of October 2014, Lamborghini Vancouver invited local automotive 'gear heads' to attend the unveiling of the all new Huracán.   The new model replaces the Gallardo, which was a worldwide best seller for the company.

The beautiful new automobile has a 5.2 litre V10 engine that puts out 610 horsepower.

The evening was made even more special with live musical performances featuring the very talented Max Zipursky on the Fazioli piano and Rosemary Siemens on violin.  A seven-foot Fazioli F212 was brought in for the occasion.

Local mini-celebrity Meena Mann made a brief appearance and took photos with some of her fans.

In Western Canada, Showcase Pianos is the exclusive dealer for Fazioli pianos, and has two locations:  in Vancouver at 1224 W Broadway and in Richmond in the beautiful Aberdeen Centre.

Photos by Scott Adolph of Sculptures of Light Photography

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"It's been my lifelong dream to play a Fazioli"

VANCOUVER, BC - On the evening of Friday the 20th of September, the Vancouver Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation held a fundraiser dinner at the Pan Pacific Hotel.   The organization raises money to bring disabled children on a trip to visit Disneyland.

Doctors gathered from all over the city to attend and contribute to this special cause.   Showcase Pianos provided a beautiful Fazioli F228 for the evening where Dr. Stefan Honisch performed four Schubert movements for the appreciative audience.   After his performance, he immediately declared to his captive listeners: "It's been my lifelong dream to play a Fazioli!"

Fazioli pianos are made by hand in Italy and are considered to be the finest pianos being made in the world today.  They have an incredibly sensitive touch, and an impressively even tone.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bugatti, London Air Private Jets, Ulysse Nardin Watches, and a Golden Fazioli

RICHMOND, BC - On the evening of Tuesday the 16th of September, VIPs from all over BC were invited to a very special evening at the London Aviation Centre near the airport's south terminal.

Very few guests were invited to attend, but all those in attendance enjoyed viewing the beautiful Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir, and a couple of incredible Lamborghinis - including the brand new Huracan.

As stunning as those vehicles might be, it was probably wasn't the first thing to be noticed when entering through the doors of the hangar.  The back-drop to the whole event were 3 beautiful air-crafts:  605 Challenger, Learjet 45, and an AW139 Helicopter.  

Guests were entertained by music on a 24k Gold Leaf Fazioli provided by Showcase Pianos.  Performances included Roy & Rosemary, Isabelle Xin-Yi Wang, Ray Zhang, Ryan Wang, and the Max Zipursky Jazz Quartet.

Besides the air-crafts, the most valuable items on display were the Ulysse Nardin watches brought by Lugaro's.  Guests were able to view the "Safari Minute Repeater" as well as the "Alexander the Great", which is priced at almost $1M.

One of the really popular features of the evening was the Gelato station provided by Bella Gelateria.