Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Meet Paolo Fazioli
Presentation on the Fazioli Piano
We are pleased to present Paolo Fazioli, builder of the incomparable Fazioli piano. Join us at 6:30 for a glass of wine, meet Mr. Fazioli and inspect the Fazioli piano. At 7:15 see a presentation on the construction of the Fazioli in Sacile, Italy, followed by a short solo performance by Monica Chew, featuring works by Schumann, Bach, and Ginastera. And come back on Feb. 17 for Monica’s full concert program!
Space is limited, RSVP is a must!
The Fazioli Company has produced grand and concert-grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by pianist and engineer Paolo Fazioli. Each instrument is individually handcrafted combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology.
The Fazioli factory is located in Sacile, 60 Km (35 miles) northeast of Venice in the northeastern part of Italy. The area is renowned for an ancient and prestigious tradition in woodworking.
Monica Chew is an Oakland pianist. In 2017, she released her first solo album, Tender and Strange, featuring works by Bartók, Janáček, Messiaen, Takemitsu, and Scriabin. A “gifted player with an affinity for deeply sensitive expression” (Whole Note, June/July/August 2018), her playing is “wonderfully delicate, like tissue” (International Pianist, July/August 2018). She started composing in 2017 and couldn’t be happier about it. She premiered her first songs for soprano and piano in 2018 and completed her first commission for Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s Intersection 2019 workshop. She loves playing chamber music and received a Zellerbach Family Foundation award for her work with Minsky Duo, which she co-founded in 2016. Prior to 2015, she neglected piano for nearly a decade to work as a principal software engineer on security and privacy at Mozilla and Google after receiving her Master of Music from SF Conservatory of Music and a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley. She lives in Oakland with her husband, an 1899 Steinway B, a clavichord, and a disused violin. monicachew.com