Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC - On Sunday the 15th of March jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea performed together at the beautiful Chan Centre at UBC.   Herbie Hancock performed on the incredible Fazioli F278 Concert Grand - a piano that has truly changed the piano world since its creation in 1980.

After the sold-out performance, some local VIPs were pre-arranged to go to another room to meet the two great performers.  The VIPs included Thomas & Bonita Chan of the Chan Family, Showcase Pianos owners Manuel & Judy Bernaschek, local jazz performers Max & NaRai Zipursky, UBC dean Dr. Gage Averill, and director of music department Dr. Richard Kurth and his wife Odetta.  

After the brief visit in the private room, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea made their way to the stage again to sign the Fazioli F278 Concert Grand.   The piano is currently on display and available for sale at Showcase Pianos in Vancouver.



Monday, March 2, 2015

2 out of 3 finalists on Fazioli at Chopin Competition USA

MIAMI, FL - On Sunday the 1st of March, 2015 it was announced that Eric Lu and Rachel Kudo (below) placed first and second at the 2015 Chopin Competition USA.   Both played a Fazioli F278 concert grand during the competition, which had its final round this pas weekend.

The first prize winner takes home $75,000 in cash and it is the largest cash award of any piano competition in the US and comes with automatic acceptance to the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.   The second place winner gets $35,000 in cash and is also automatically accepted to the Chopin Competition in Poland in October.