28 May 2014
Last week, <em>Pianist</em> editor Erica Worth flew to Italy to spend some days at the Fazioli factory in Sacile, some 45 minutes outside of Venice. Here she is, pictured with founder Paolo Fazioli, surrounded by all sizes of rims ...
Last week, Pianist editor Erica Worth flew to Italy to spend some days at the Fazioli factory in Sacile, some 45 minutes outside of Venice. Here she is, pictured with founder Paolo Fazioli, surrounded by all sizes of rims.
You will have to wait to read the full story which will appear inside the August/September issue No 79 (out 25 July).
But for now, we will tell you that the trip was designed to give an insight into the magic of Fazioli pianos. Erica met the men and women who work on these instruments day in day out (did you know it takes over a year to produce a Fazioli from beginning to end?). She was taken through the process, from the early stages of creating the rim, through to the final polyester polishing (that alone takes some days). Only 130 pianos are produced each year - this just goes to show how each piano is handcrafted combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and quality.
Faziol has produced grand and concert grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by pianist and engineer Paolo Fazioli. Erica spent some time speaking to him - a very colourful interview awaits!
Erica also had time to try out Fazioli's biggest concert grand, the 308. That's over 10ft!
As part of the tour, at the end, Fazioli presented a recital in their impresive Fazioli Concert Hall, given by Australian pianist John Granger Fisher.
So, in the meantime, take a look at Fazioli in depth, visit its UK main distributor Jaques Samuel Pianos, and why not subscribe to Pianist now, either for the magazine or the app version?