Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5 of 6 finalists play Fazioli at Rubinstein International Piano Competition

TEL AVIV, ISREAL - On Wednesday the 28th of May, 2014 competitors entered the final round of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv.

Among the 36 competitors that started out, 5 of them had chosen to perform on the Fazioli: Weiyin CHEN, Jae-Weon HUH, Ji-Yong KIM, Rachel Naomi KUDO, and Maria MAZO.    

Rachel Naomi KUDO and Maria MAZO got to the second Stage, while only Maria MAZO made it to the final round.   In the final stage, each competitor had to play two concertos with the orchestra.

After Maria MAZO played her amazing Mozart Kv 467, the scene changed completely.  Leonardo COLAFELICE, Antonii BARYSHEVKYI, Steven LIN, and Seong-Jin CHO all decided to change to the FAZIOLI piano for their final performance, meaning that 5 of the 6 finalists are playing on a Fazioli piano!

VYPC performs on Fazioli with Symphony at Chan Centre

VANCOUVER, BC - On Saturday the 24th of May a Fazioli F278 was brought in to UBC's Chan Centre for a performance featuring 7 members of the Vancouver Young Pianists Club ranging in ages from 6 to 14 years of age.   Performers included Jerry Wang, Isabelle XinYi Wang, Ray Zhang, Ryan Wang, Phoebe Pang, Jie Chen, and Maggie JiaXu Chang.

The house was full for the concert, and viewers greatly anticipated the performance, which did not fail to deliver!

Canada's leading soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian

VANCOUVER, BC - Grammy nominated Canadian-Armenian Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian has won 4 consecutive Junos and wowed the sold out fundraiser arranged by Peter Wall in the ballroom at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel on Tuesday the 13th of May, 2014.

Isabel Bayrakdarian's husband and pianist Serouj Kradjian said: "The Fazioli is my favourite - - - I love it, and I try and request it at every concert!" Showcase Pianos | FAZIOLI owner Manuel Bernaschek gave him a big hug after hearing those words.

Photo from L to R: Manuel Bernaschek, Steve Curtis (Founder and CEO of ZAG Group), Isabel Bayrakdarian, and Alyssaa Delmars.

Private viewing at Gwerk, featuring performance on Fazioli by VYPC

VANCOUVER, BC - On Saturday the 10th of May, Fazioli and Bentley owners and their VIP guests were invited to visit the Gwerk Gallery, which is the future site of the amazing new Vancouver House building. 

The Max Zipursky Trio filled the gallery with beautiful jazz music until guests listened to architectural critic and gallery curator Trevor Boddy as he described his work in creating the display.    Pianists of the Vancouver Young Pianists Club performed for the very appreciative audience, who were also able to enjoy viewing a beautiful new Bentley Flying Spur which had been brought there courtesy of MCL's Jonathan Wang.

One of the highlights of the evening was the incredible operatic performance by sopranos Sarah Tatto and Mariana Valdes.   One of the pieces they performed was "Sull'Aria" from Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro', made famous by the movie 'Shawshank Redemption'.

Scott Adolph shoots Gold Fazioli with Musicians at Lloyd Bruce Home

VANCOUVER, BC - In April of 2014 local photographer Scott Adolph of Sculptures of Light Photography did a photoshoot with the world's only 24k Gold Leaf Fazioli that is at the beautiful Lloyd Bruce Home furniture store in Coal Harbour.

The store only carries fine furniture that is made by hand in Italy, and they are the exclusive dealer for FENDI CASA, Giorgio, PRADA, and also the new line of Bentley furniture.   Pianists Clare Yuan, Daniel Chow, Emma Hoglund, Olivia Cai, and Wenwen Du were all invited to join the photoshoot.

Lloyd Bruce Home is located at #150 - 510 Nicola Street, along the sea wall, just a few steps west of Cardero's Restaurant.