In 1978, musician and engineer Paolo Fazioli of Rome, Italy, began designing and building Fazioli pianos, with the object of making the best grand pianos of all time. This manufacturer has surpassed the best of the best. Now even the most famous piano makers of Western Europe are recognizing his Italian pianos as superior, and celebrated artists throughout the world are using the instruments on the concert stage. Pianists most familiar with Fazioli concert grand pianos, describe them as sources of inspiration with a wide color palette and dynamic range, and combining great power with great warmth in a way that causes music played on them to “make sense” in a way made possible by few other pianos. They use words such as “limitless” and “intuitive”.
Fazioli builds only grand pianos, about 150 per year, in six sizes from 5′ 2″ to 10′ 2″, the last one of the largest pianos in the world, with the further distinction of having four pedals. (See our best piano brands – FAZIOLI for more details.)
Fazioli’s new factory complement the adjoining 198-seat concert hall used for public concerts of well-known musicians. Every instrument Fazioli makes is tested here before it leaves the factory.
The Fazioli artisans can execute virtually any custom-ordered artistic variation on the six Fazioli models, including the use of rare woods in many hues, burls, gold leaf, enamels, mosaics and mixed motifs. Hand made to perfection, Fazioli pianos are truly the zenith of mastery.
In addition to the custom art-cases, Fazioli has also presented the industry with the ultimate new designs in modern and contemporary styled pianos.
F156 – Baby Grand Piano
The Fazioli Model F156 (5’2”), the smallest of the Fazioli grands, we rate as the best baby grand piano in the world. In spite of its dimensions, it retains the famous Fazioli sound and action. When space is limited but quality is demanded, this is a remarkable instrument.
F183 – Classic Grand Piano
The Fazioli Model F183 (6’), is the next size grand that fits comfortably in most homes and studios. The distinct balance between the bass and treble projects its tone exceeding its modest dimensions. The signature Fazioli rich and brilliant sound suits the entire piano repertoire.
F212 – Full Size Grand Piano
The Fazioli Model F212 (7’) is a perfect size for larger living rooms and small concert halls, for teaching, performing, and the recording studio. With the additional length, the seven-foot grand comes very close to the full concert grand in dynamic mechanics, with a full rich timbre ideal for solo repertoire or chamber music.
F228 – Semi Concert Grand Piano
The Fazioli Model F228 (7’6″) is a serious instrument for serious musicians looking for a concert grand piano sound in a smaller package. Suitable for home use as well as the concert stage, this piano is based on the Fazioli F278 concert grand piano.
F278 – Full Size Concert Grand Piano
The Fazioli Model F278 (9’2″) is found only in the most discerning concert halls and venues. A piano with an incredibly responsive action, huge dynamic range and tuning stability second to none, this is the true standard for a concert grand piano.
F308 – Concert Grand Piano with 4th Pedal
The Fazioli Model F308 (10’2″) is the epitome of concert grand pianos. The F308 is the crown jewel of Fazioli Pianoforti, designed for modern large-capacity concert halls. By increasing the string-length of the bass section, this instrument delivers immense power and extraordinary harmonic richness. Fazioli invented a fourth pedal for The F308 which can be used to reduce volume without modifying timbre.
M. Liminal designed by NYT Line
The Fazioli M Liminal Limited Edition piano designed by NYT Line and Philippe Gendre, was originally commissioned for a yacht. Inspired by the sea, the shape of the side evokes the profile of a wave while the silver/black color is that of a dolphin. Unlike a traditional 3-legged grand piano, the M Liminal is mounted on a gleaming silver pedals.
24k Gold Leaf
The Fazioli 24k Gold Leaf takes the classic piano shape to new heights. A myriad of lustrous shades of gold reflect light off the surface giving the Fazioli Gold Piano an uber luxurious look.
The Fazioli Tamo Burl. Once reserved only for Japanese royalty, Tamo Burl hails from the country whose appreciation for nature’s fragile beauty is legendary. The architectural minimalism of Fazioli Tamo allows the precious exotic wood veneer to take center stage.
The Fazioli Malachite. This lavish art case piano is adorned with an intricate geometric inlay weave in an infinity-invoking pattern. Each link of the pattern features a four-petal bloom realized in a traditional cross-like fashion with precious mother-of-pearl.
The Fazioli Marco Polo evokes Venice, the city of palazzos and gondolas which brought innovation, visual art and music to the world. Celebrating the historic trade relationship between Italy and China, the Marco Polo features red – the color of luck and a custom painting on the inside of the lid.
The Fazioli Macassar showcases the stunning bold pattern of this rare exotic tree resulting in a powerful and mesmerizing statement. The amber and ebony stripes of this Indonesian wood alternate for an unusually rich look.