The FAZIOLI CONCERT HALL, opened on 2005 April 15th, is an integral part of the new Fazioli piano manufacturing facilities.
The acoustical features of the FAZIOLI CONCERT HALL make it suitable both for concerts and recordings.
During a thirty years aged history, the Fazioli Company has established its pianos among the best in the world, becoming one of the most important brands. Each Fazioli piano is individually handcrafted combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology.
The FAZIOLI CONCERT HALL is the best proof of the Fazioli commitment to its products (only grand and concert pianos) and to the promotion of the world of Art and Culture, to which the Fazioli pianos are destined.
The Fazioli Concert Hall, which is an integral part of the new Fazioli piano manufacturing facilities, has been conceived as an ideal place to play and test pianos. Offering these facilities provides the opportunity for pianists to hear the instruments in a concert hall acoustic.
The Fazioli Concert Hall has 198 seats and its stage can accommodate a chamber orchestra. The Fazioli Concert Hall has been developed to ensure the finest acoustic properties.
1. On the back and sidewalls of the stage, there are convex wooden reflectors, which allow a uniform distribution of sound within the hall. The reflectors are hinged on one side and can be individually positioned allowing greater reverberation or absorption and to set the acoustic to suit the performers' specific needs.
2. On the back wall there are acoustic "eyelashes" which are controlled by automated winches and direct the sound produced towards the audience.
3. The sidewall panels are made from wood of different thickness, which are secured in different positions. Some of the panels are hinged so that they can be used as reflecting panels if left in "normal" position or absorbing panels if opened.
In this way it is possible to change the reverberation time within the hall.
The time can be adjusted to allow for a suitable acoustic without audience, with only a small audience, for the acoustic of a smaller hall or for any variation required for recordings.
4. Study and view got by means of calculator simulation of the spatial distribution of sound waves in the Hall. The source is in the closeness of the area used by artists.
They are reported two views in plant and two in section with the distribution analysis of the acoustic phenomenon through simulation, with spherical waves and rays.
The results has underlined a good spatial distribution of the sound waves, symmetrical as to the median axis of the hall.
This analysis has also excluded both the presence of shadow acoustic areas (acoustic umbra?) both the presence of focalizations due to the shape of the hall.