FAZIOLI pianos were first developed 40 years ago by Paolo Fazioli, a pianist and engineer who wanted to create a piano that was significantly better than anything in existence. Today, a growing number of professional pianists are convinced that FAZIOLI makes the finest pianos available in the world – including jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and the world's leading interpreter of Bach music Angela Hewitt.
Fazioli makes around 140 pianos a year and each one takes more than three years to make. Many of the parts are plated in 24K gold to prevent corrosion. Fazioli pianos feature many innovations – the sum of which has caused the pianos to be hailed as the absolute 'pinnacle' of the piano world. The heart of each Fazioli – the soundboard – is taken from the same trees in northern Italy's 'Val di Fiemme' forest where Antonio Stradivari once carved his wood for his famous violins.
The F308 model is the world's largest piano in production at staggering length of 10 feet and 2 inches. All six sizes have the option of being ordered with a fourth pedal patented by Fazioli Pianoforti, which allows the pianist to soften the sound without changing the voice or timbre.
The FAZIOLI factory was born out of a challenge: demonstrating that the piano is not an instrument passively anchored to tradition. On the contrary, the company has always assumed that the piano, like any other work of the human intelligence, can and has to be subject to technological development and aesthetical improvement, without betraying the glorious past that wrote its history. Each instrument is unrepeatable and embodies the Company’s values and vital principles – ethics, quality and creativity - the same that the FAZIOLI piano owners believe to be fundamental in their lives. This concept is clearly emphasized in the latest short film by FAZIOLI.
The creation of a FAZIOLI piano sounds as ‘wise’ and beautifully complex as a natural process, like the genesis of shells – that’s where the film title comes from – which are shaped by the industrious slowness of the sea waves.Every Fazioli piano emerges from the great vision of the company's founder combined with the daily commitment of the many skilled and passionate colleagues that form the Fazioli technical team.
Over forty years, the company has succeeded in distilling the best of piano-manufacturing and musical tradition and experience from the last three centuries. This has been analysed with a critical eye, considering the evolving tastes of players and audiences and contributing with innovative solutions that improve the instrument in terms of all aspects of sound quality, playability and durability with optimum performance.
Fazioli's range of grand pianos offers all of the characteristics universally recognised as the most advanced and best suited for creation of modern concert pianos: powerful yet expressive sound, balanced and responsive to the pianist's touch, along with the entire keyboard.
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