The prototype of the first F308 received its first public performance in 1987, at the Teatro Comunale in Monfalcone, when French pianist François Joël Thioller performed both Tchaikovsky piano concertos.
Later that year, Lazar Berman used the F308 piano at Carnegie Hall to perform Liszt’s Second Concerto. Murray Perahia also requested the same model for his concert at the Teatro Goldoni in Venice.
Toward the end of the year, Alfred Brendel chose the Faziolis for his Italian tour.
The cooperation with the Zanussi R&D Centre led to the optimisation of the entire product line: the six improved models (F156, F183, F212, F228, F278, F308), which today still represent the entire Fazioli range, were showcased at the 1988 edition of the Frankfurt Musikmesse.
Following the expansion of the production facility inside the MIM factory, as well as the introduction of modern technology, output hit 6 units per month in this period.
In 1994 Fazioli Pianoforti attended its first exhibition at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California, thereby consolidating its position in the North American market.
In the same year, the company displayed at MUSIC CHINA in Shanghai, paving the way to sustained success in the Far East. A concert grand piano was installed in the Sydney Town Hall in Australia and its debut performance came in a concert attended by Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating. Fazioli pianos were also chosen for the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Salt Lake City, USA.