In 1981, pianist and respected mechanical engineer Paolo Fazioli set out to make his dream of creating the finest pianos ever produced, a reality. In the Northern Italian town of Sacile, (60 km. Northeast of Venice) in an area boasting of an ancient and prestigious tradition in the art of instrument making, he gathered around him a team of top experts: physicists, acousticians; wood specialists; highly skilled piano builders and piano technicians who work with a relentless passion for music and great pianos. High level craftsmanship, continuous technological research and strict material selection, they build approximately one hundred grand and concert pianos each year for the world’s most demanding and discerning pianists. FAZIOLI rejects the common industrial approach to manufacturing pianos, in order to attain their objective of uncompromised quality.
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 selected 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.
Today’s Fazioli pianos feature many innovations – the sum of which has caused the pianos to be hailed as the absolute 'pinnacle' of the piano world. This is why an ever increasing number of young artists choose to play the Fazioli piano above all others, in concert, recording studios and on the stages of international piano competitions around the globe.