“Pianoply” Concert on Five Grand Pianos in Four Different Concert Environments at EMPAC [Berkshire on Stage]

April 9th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Sara
Fazioli F212

Considered the Ferrari of pianos, the Fazioli F212 is a mock 19th century grand piano noted for its excellent balance between the bass and treble and a wide dynamic range. These qualities render this instrument particularly well suited for the concert hall and recording studio.

By Larry Murray

At 7:30pm on Saturday (April 11), Pianoply will lead the audience through all four of the world-class performance spaces at EMPAC at RPI in Troy. The evening of piano performances brings together some of the leading soloists working today in new music to explore their instrument’s full color spectrum in EMPAC’s complete range of acoustic environments. Performing on grand pianos of varying sizes and manufactures, Pianoply will examine virtuosity through the lens of situation and setting.

Pianoply will feature soloists Vicky Chow, Stephen Drury, Mabel Kwan and Marilyn Nonken performing on a selection of pianos: a 9′ Hamburg Steinway, 9′ New York Steinway, 7′ Fazioli, 6′ 7″ Bösendorfer and 7′ 6″ Yamaha pianos.

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