Q:Have you ever played on a Fazioli piano? If you did, what do you think about them?
I played on the Fazioli piano when it first appeared some years ago, and last year came across one on a show I did with Stefano Bollani, the Italian pianist. I haven't had much time with any one Fazioli so can't really tell, other than it's a very well made piano.
A little comment on evaluating pianos, though:
I have found there are 2 factors in evaluating a piano. One is the quality of the construction of the piano itself. The other is the skill and artistry of the piano technician who regulates, voices and tunes a piano. This is said from the viewpoint of a touring, performing pianist (me) who plays a different instrument each night.
The two pianos I have in my home studio are a Bosendorfer Imperial and a Yamaha CF3. Both incredibly well made instruments. And because I have a very good technician near home who tends the pianos, and a stable temperature and unvarying humidity in my room, these pianos are a joy to play on.
Not much about Fazioli I guess - but I thought you might be interested in these other comments.
Thanks for writing -
- - Chick - 4 Apr 10
Chick plays a Fazioli piano at the Umbria Jazz Festival with Stefano Bollani in 2009:
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