Fazioli Pianoforti


MUSIC CHINA 2017 - "It's my tune"
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, SNIEC
11-14 October

FAZIOLI will take part in the 15th edition of Music China from 11th to 14th October 2017.
The prestigious FAZIOLI collection of piano models at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) will be exhibited in Hall E1 / booth D12.

Celebrating its 16th edition, Music China is the most important Asian Music Fair. With its 120.000 sqm of exhibition aerea, in 2016 during its last edition it has  welcomed over 90.000 visitors.

Here's the programm of the concerts that will be held at our booth feat. the pianists Ivan Yanakov and Ernest So:


11.OCTOBER 11:00 AM
Piano recital

IGOR STRAVINSKY ( 1882 – 1971 )

Dance Russe from Petrouchka


FRYDERYK CHOPIN ( 1810 – 1849 )

Three études
Op. 10 No. 1, in C major
Op. 25 No. 10, in B minor
Op. 10 No. 12, in C minor, Revolutionary


FRANZ LISZT ( 1811 – 1886 )

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6


12.OCTOBER 11:00 AM

Piano Recital


Do Not Grieve
Original by SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873 - 1943)
Transcribed for solo piano by Earl Wild (1915 - 2010)

Sillages - Sur le rivage
LOUIS AUBERT (1877 - 1968)

Emperor Waltz
Freely transcribed by Leonard Pennario (1924 - 2008)




The winner of numerous international competitions, Ivan Yanakov has been heard to great critical acclaim in over 30 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. He has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, and has appeared in halls that include the Carnegie Hall Recital Hall in New York, Cadogan Hall in London, Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Center, Kitara Hall in Sapporo, Okinawa Convention Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, and many others. He is a frequent guest of international music festivals. He has performed with musicians from London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently he performed Rachmaninov's 3rd concerto in South Korea.
Born in Sofia, Ivan Yanakov later earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from New York's Mannes College of Music and spent 10 years in New York, performing extensively.  He was awarded the Artists International Debut Series Prize at Carnegie Hall. During his years in the United States, he participated in chamber music workshops conducted by violinist Pinchas Zukerman and by members of the Tokyo String Quartet. He was also a full-scholarship fellow at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. He moved to Paris and later to London, where he founded the London Chamber Players, a chamber orchestra comprised of young professionals with a home season in London. Ivan Yanakov made his conducting debut with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in 2010. He returned to conduct them in 2013, in addition to other European conducting engagements.
The artist appears regularly on television and radio broadcasts in Asia, North America and Europe. Recently, he was featured in a 1-hour live concert on Hong Kong’s RTHK radio station, and on their Pearl TV channel. Other broadcasting highlights include Live from the Los Angeles Museum of Art.
Today, he is often invited to give master classes at major universities in Europe and Asia, most recently at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Hong Kong Baptist University.   Mr. Yanakov was the co-founder of the Irvine Chamber Music Festival in California and of the Siena Belcanto Festival in Italy, where he also served as Artistic Director. Ivan Yanakov regularly adjudicates piano competitions throughout Asia and Europe, and is a jury member of the Ernest Bloch International Competition at the Royal College of Music in London. One of Ivan’s current projects include The Four Pianists, an ensemble of established classical and jazz pianists. Their last concert at London's Cadogan Hall was sold out months in advance. The Four Pianists regularly perform in 4,000-strong audiences, to both critical and public acclaim.  The 2016/2017 season is taking Ivan Yanakov once more to the Far East (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau), Turkey, and over 10 countries in Europe. He will continue to conduct the London Chamber Players as their Music Director in concerts in Europe and Asia.



Critics have hailed ERNEST SO as a performer who exerts a “phenomenon presence on stage” and one who “evokes the romanticism and technical brilliance of a 19th century pianist”.  Mr. So’s early manifestation as concert pianist brought prizes such as the Best Performer Award in Singapore and later the Beethoven Trophy.  His years at the Juilliard School were spent under the artistic influence and instruction of renowned Beethoven scholar Jacob Lateiner (1928 – 2010); other teachers include Solomon Mikowsky, the late Constance Keene, and Jonathan Feldman.
Acclaimed for his wide concert repertoire, including not only standard concert works by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, but also masterworks by lesser known Russian, French, Spanish, and Latin American composers, such as Scriabin, Medtner, Kapustin, Stanchinsky, Bortkiewicz; Poulenc, Ibert, Aubert, Wiener; Mompou, Viñes, Blancafort, Malats; Guastavino, Ponce; Godowsky, Antheil, Chasins, and a host of many others.  Besides active concertizing, Mr. So is equally devoted to musical education, founding Atelier des Artistes in New York (2000) and PerformNow in Hong Kong (2005), curating series of concerts each year in both cities.  Mr. So has taught at the Kingston University (UK) and Hong Kong University; he currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professors for numerous universities, Vice-Chairman of the Asia Musicians Association, and an Affiliated Fellow of the Morningside College of CUHK.
Mr. So appears regularly in France, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Austria; Kazakhstan in Central Asia; Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and Israel.  His latest recording of Mexican composer Mario Ruiz Armengol’s monumental 19 Danzas Cubanas was released in 2017.  Upcoming release includes works and transcriptions of George Gershwin and first CD recording of works by Igor Yakushenko.
Mr. So has also given masterclasses and lectures on Beethoven, and is the author of numerous essays on music.  He additionally uses his expertise to advise as a professional consultant on piano manufacture and restoration techniques, working for various leading piano builders and restorers; Mr. So also performs and records frequently on Fazioli pianos.
Besides his accomplishments in music, Mr. So is also an aficionado of the sartorial arts, an antique collector and is actively involved in philanthropic activities.  As the Executive Member of the Au Kim Hung Love & Care Association, over 30 school buildings have been built in the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, and Guangdong, and thousands of impoverished students have benefited from scholarship and aids.


Fazioli Pianoforti s.p.a.
Cap. Soc. € 1.000.000,00 i.v.
C.F. e P. IVA: IT 00425600939
Via Ronche, 47 - 33077 Sacile (PN)
Tel. +39.0434.72026

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