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November 06, 2017 04:55 PM

Fazioli Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Japan

Fazioli Japan (former Pianoforti) hosted a press conference as part of its 10th anniversary programs on October 16 at Riva degli Etruschi, Italian restaurant in Tokyo. The restaurant purchased a Fazioli 228 in beautiful striped ebony cabinet in 2011 for mini concerts offered in the place.

Following the guest speech by Giorgio Starace, Italian Ambassador to Japan, Paolo Fazioli, founder and president of Fazioli greeted the press members saying, “gJapan has a finely matured music market. People understand the value of music, and we know highly sophisticated Japanese market is quite important for Fazioli. It’s great to see that Fazioli Japan has been involved and contributed to music society of this influential market. With a decade of accumulated experience here, we are looking forward to see further exciting history of Fazioli.” (Photo: Paolo Fazioli (r) and Alec Weil)

Last year, Paolo Fazioli was conferred Knightfood by the Italian President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella in recognition of his outstanding business achievements.

Alec Weil, president of Fazioli Japan, announced that the company would organize ‘Fazioli Japan 10th Anniversary Online Piano Competition’ as part of its commemorative programs. All contestants are invited to submit their performances to be judged online for preliminaries, and perform real time on stage at finals.

According to Paolo Fazioli, the company builds 140 grand pianos annually, and ship 50% of them to Europe, 20% to U.S. and 30% to Asia. While Asian markets are growing, he foresees European markets will loose their position in coming years. India, Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam are new and prospecting markets for the company.

He strengthened Fazioli would never change its manufacturing policy which places quality but not quantity at its top priority.

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