Klavierhaus is proud to be the exclusive representative of Fazioli Pianos for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Fazioli has our ultimate admiration as a hand made piano.
The instrument is made in the birthplace of the piano - Italy - using a combination of modern research and development, old fashioned master craftmanship, and respect for the history (but not the limits) of the instrument. The result is an instrument which has captured the imagination of classical and jazz players, concert halls, schools and institutions seeking an aristocratic instrument that creates a musical environment that surpasses all others.
That, to us, is the miracle of Fazioli pianos.
Famed pianist Angela Hewitt explains the virtues of Fazioli pianos here ...and click here to watch Angela Hewitt in concert on the Fazioli piano.
Fazioli Pianoforti has produced grand and concert-grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by pianist and engineer Paolo Fazioli.
Each instrument is individually handcrafted over a three-year period combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology, resulting in an extraordinary instrument of the highest responsiveness and tonal beauty.
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Angela Hewitt at Zankel Hall in New York playing a Klavierhaus Fazioli F-278 Concert Grand Piano during her World Tour
Fazioli Pianos are played on the concert stage by a wide range of artists, including: Nikolai Demidenko, Angela Hewitt, Louis Lortie, Richard Goode, Herbie Hancock, Geri Allen, Rachel Z and many others.
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The Fazioli Sound
|CLEAR A sound which harmonic components are evenly present throughout. |
UNIFORM A timber that presents equal characteristics in every area of the keyboard.
WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE A sound that goes from ppp (pianissimo) to fff (fortissimo), without any distortion in fff(fortissimo)
SELECTIVE This means the pianist is able to achieve distinction of the single parts (voices), especially during the performance of polyphonic works.
LONG DURATION The duration of the sound is extremely important for the legato and cantabile playing thus the sound must not decay rapidly.
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A Fazioli Concert Grand awaits the audience at the Caramoor Jazz Festival 07 in Katonah, New York
The ideal sound is an objective to which we constantly strive. From the very beginning, our ideal sound has been our constant motivation: to make the very best piano in the world.
History & Testimonials
Paolo Fazioli travels the world to showcase his pianos
Christopher Lyndon-Gee of Adelphi University with Paolo Fazioli during a selection visit
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Herbie Hancock and Sujatri Reisinger with Paolo Fazioli at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition in Washington DC
|Fazioli Pianoforti was created in 1981 by Paolo Fazioli with the sole aim of creating a piano that would be ideal for the concert artist. In February 1981, at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, "Fazioli Pianoforti" exhibited its first complete line of instruments. The Fazioli appearance created curiosity. |
In 1982, Piano Fischer from Stuttgart began its relationship with Fazioli, and the brand started to spread in the German piano world. In 1983 the first concert grand piano model F278 (serial number 60) was delivered to the Teatro Comunale di Monfalcone.
Paolo Fazioli with Karen and David Pollack of Birmingham Southern College
| ||Since that moment in this Theatre a large number of concerts have been organized, incorporating some of the most important musicians and pianists. In this way Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Aldo Ciccolini, Lazar Bermann, Nikita Magaloff, Annie Fischer, Louis Lortis and others had the possibility to meet and appreciate the Fazioli piano for the first time. |
In 1984 Aldo Ciccolini played a Fazioli piano for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In Lausanne at "Theatre de l'Octogone" Alfred Brendel, Martha Argerich and Michel Beroff performed on the model F278 n. 80 which was destined to become famous because several important pianists put their signatures on its iron frame.
|In 1985 Alfred Brendel chose a Fazioli piano for his concerts in Milan at Scala Theatre and in Copenhagen.The demand for an instrument having greater power and richness of overtones to be used in large concert halls inspired in 1986 the project for the F308 model, at 10 feet 2 inches is the longest piano available on the market. |
The prototype of the first F308 was inaugurated in April 1987 at the Teatro Comunale di Monfalcone by the pianist François Joel Thiollier. Later that year, Lazar Bermann used the F308 for his performing at Carnegie Hall, where he played Liszt's Concert n. 2 for piano and orchestra.
Murray Perhaia played the F308 at the Goldoni Theatre in Venice. In 1987, Alfred Brendel chose the Fazioli piano for his concerts tour in Boulogne, Florence, Vicenza and Venice. In 1987 a new model was added to the line, the F212, projected to respond to professional requirements in a smaller place than a larger grand.
Since then, the Fazioli Piano has sustained its reputation as one of the most important pianos in the world by virtue of its complete dedication to handcraftsmanship in service to the musician in search of the ultimate instrument.
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Fabio and Gisele Witkowski play a Klavierhaus Fazioli F-308 Concert Grand Piano at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut
What is beating in the heart of a Fazioli Piano?
|It's heart is the harmonic table, the wooden part where harmony develops and an artist's genius translates to music. The sound board is made with abete rosso (also called "resounding fir) from the Val di Fiemme forest. This is the same wood that was used by Antonio Stadivari (Cremona, 1644-1737) to make his famous violins. Fazioli Pianos are 100% Italian in design, philosophy and manufacture. |
Each detail of a Fazioli piano comes from a traditional manufacturing culture that has never gone out of date. Faziolis are made by hand - borrowing from centuries of experience handed down from generation to generation. A philosophy of hand-craftmanship assures incredible tonal beauty for each piano - clarity, uniformity, long tonal duration and wide dynamic range.
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Fazioli - Hand Made Pianos for the Concert Stage and for the Home
Gabor and Sujatri Reisinger training at the Fazioli Factory
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A beautiful new Fazioli on its way to New York City!
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|Klavierhaus invites our institutional clients to visit the Fazioli factory in Sacile Italy for final selection of concert grand instruments. |
Details upon request.
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Our Clients, Fabio and Gisele Witkowski with 2 Fazioli Concert grand pianos on the stage at their beautiful new concert hall at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.