The Fazioli

Hi guys! Whew, these last few weeks have been filled with mid-terms, piano competitions, and so much more. Speaking of piano competitions, last week we both had  the great honor to participate in Portland's OMTA Piano Classical Festival, a competition in which students from all over the state come together to perform, receive critiques, and even win a trophy.
 
 
The most exciting part of the event is that we had the privilege to play on a 9-foot-2-inch Fazioli piano. The $200,000 beauty took three years to build, compared to the one year it takes to make a Steinway piano. If you're curious to know more, we strongly recommend that you read this article. Here's a tidbit:
 
It gleams under crystal chandeliers, its elegant, panther-black curves stretching nine luxurious feet, brass toes nestled into plush carpeting. The Fazioli concert grand piano is so regal and exclusive, it has its own showroom.

With a price tag of $200,000, it should have its own building.

Italian built, Faziolis are temples of fanaticism and gold trim, obscure objects of desire with a cult following. And now, for the first time, you can buy one in Oregon at the new Portland Piano Company.
 
 
Faziolis are the most expensive pianos in the world. The Oregonian Live article reveals that "Unlike other pianos, Fazioli plates its hinges and screws with 18-karat gold." The price tag of this piano can buy 166 years of riding TriMet, a Harvard undergraduate degree, or a Lamborghini Gallardo. We still can't believe we got to perform our Mozart Sonatas on it!
 
 



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  1. Wow Cayla and Ashley! That must have been very exciting to play on that gorgeous piano! I have heard of it, but never knew it was so rare! I'm sure both of you had wonderful performances! Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

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    1. Aw, thank you! Playing on the Fazioli was an AMAZING experience.

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