07.04.2016 - 10.04.2016 — Hall: 9.0 Stand: F 10
FAZIOLI has produced grand and concert-grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by pianist and engineer Paolo Fazioli.
Passion for music and scientific knowledge, great craftsmanship, a firm commitment to technological research and highly selected materials: these are the main elements required to produce a Fazioli piano.
The Fazioli factory is located in Sacile, 60 Km northeast of Venice, Italy. The area is renowned for an ancient and prestigious tradition in woodworking.
Sophisticated manufacturing techniques, woods of the highest quality and first-rate components are used by the Fazioli technicians, a group of highly qualified and committed technicians who work passionately each day to create their works of art. The entire creation, from start to finished product takes approximately three years and 1000 hours of highly specialized hand-crafted work.
As reported by “The Economist” in 2003, FAZIOLI has been considered by many pianists to be the best piano in the world.
In fact, en ever increasing number of internationally renowned pianists are choosing the Fazioli piano in concert halls, academies, conservatoires, theatres and recording studios worldwide.
Today production fluctuates between 120 and 130 units per year.
The firm cooperation with prestigious university institutes on research and development projects is testament to its continuous commitment to quality and the improvement of its products.
Fazioli refuses to impose limitations on musical artists, convinced that they should have the freedom to choose which instrument to play, based purely on the belief that it is the best vehicle to express their talent.
Fazioli has always been opposed to signing exclusivity contracts with artists, preferring instead to establish reciprocal partnerships for the sake of upholding artistic standards, which should always take precedence over commercial considerations.
Recently the famous Juilliard School, New York, bought a Fazioli concert piano, breaking the monopoly it had with another historic brand for more than 80 years.
The Fazioli piano is now present at the most prestigious piano competitions, as the last editions of the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2010), the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2011) and the next edition of the Rubinstein (Tel Aviv 2014).
Each Fazioli piano is built saving 1 tonne of carbon dioxide thanks to the use of electricity produced by the new photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the Fazioli factory.
Fazioli builds only grands, about 120 per year, in six sizes from 156 cm (5’2’’) to 308 cm (10’2’’) length, the last one of the largest pianos in the world, with the further distinction of having four pedals. Three are the usual sustain, sostenuto, and una corda. The fourth is a “soft” pedal that brings the hammers closer to the strings to soften the sound without altering the tonal qality, as the una corda does. A unique compensating device corrects for the action irregulaurity that would otherwise occur when the hammers are moved in this manner. The fourth pedal is available as an option on the other models.
The handcrafted set up of Fazioli building process allows for executing any type of aesthetic custom-ordered variation on the six models of Fazioli series. The Fazioli artisans are able to realize any kind of finishing and variation required by the customer. Owing to the application of traditional methods coupled with cutting edge technology, they guarantee the highest quality even in the most complex design.
The Fazioli pianos are distributed worldwide through a network of highly qualified dealers who are specialists in high-value instruments sales and who offer complete technical assistance.