MUSIC CHINA 2018
October 10 to 12, 2018
Five out of six models from the FAZIOLI collection were exhibited at booth E1D12 Hall E1 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre for Music China from 10 to 13 October 2018.
For the occasion, FAZIOLI devised a spectacular programme feat. two-pianos and four-hands works on the FAZIOLI concert grands F278 and F308.
Over a dozen Chinese pianists and acclaimed piano teachers shared the stage with eminent M° Ernest So, playing some of the rarest works by Federico Longas, Ralph Berkowitz, Abram Chasins, Manuel Infante, Nicolas Economou, Victor Babin, Louis Merkur, Edvard Grieg, Vladimir Sapozhnikov, as well as pieces by contemporary names such as Khatia Buniatishvili and Kyoto Yamamoto.
Salon Concerts @ Fazioli Pianos | PERFORMANCES
Artistic Direction: Ernest So
Organised by: Mr. Luca Fazioli
Patron: Mr. Paolo Fazioli
THURSDAY, OCT. 11 – 11 am
THURSDAY, OCT. 11 – 2.30 pm
FRIDAY, OCT. 12 | 11 am
FRIDAY, OCT. 12 | 2.30 pm
M° ERNEST SO
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 appears in major concert halls across Europe, the U.S., Asia, Central Asia, and Middle East. Acclaimed for his wide concert repertoire, including not only standard concert works but also masterworks by lesser known Russian, French, Spanish, and Latin American composers. Mr. So has taught at the Kingston University (UK) and Hong Kong University; he currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professors for numerous universities in China, Vice-Chairman of the Asia Musicians Association, and an Affiliated Fellow of the Morningside College of CUHK. Mr. So also serves as Director of several international piano competitions, such as the Petrof International Piano Competition, Concurso Internacional de Piano “Ciudad de Vigo”, Dagestan International Festival of Young Talents, and HKYPAF. Five CDs have been released to date, recorded on Fazioli pianos and feature an eclectic collection of piano works. The Ernest So Piano Library was opened in 2017 in Hong Kong, making two thousand rare piano scores, LPs, books and other musical materials available to the public for the first time. Besides musical endeavors, Mr. So is dedicated to charity work in China, involving in building projects of over 30 school buildings, scholarship and aids for children from poverty stricken rural China.