We’ve seen our fair share of expensively decorated grand pianos, including the world’s most expensive jewel-encrusted Kuhn-Bosendorfer and Baldwin’s Exotic Collection of acoustic pianos.
Now, a one-of-a-kind 24-carat gold leaf Fazioli grand piano is being displayed at Aberdeen Centre’s Showcase Pianos, and was last week played by visiting pianist Evgenia Rabinovich (aged 20).
It was designed (encased?) by a local interior designer, Thu Watson, and is due to be delivered to its new Vancouver-based owner next month.
Hand-made in Italy, the $535,000 grand piano was flown in (first class, naturally).
Fazioli is a relatively young company, founded in Italy in 1981 by Paolo Faziolií. The Fazioli factory is located in Sacile, 35 miles northeast of Venice in the northeastern part of Italy. The area is renowned for an ancient and prestigious tradition in woodworking.