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PIANOS FROM THE COLLECTION OF PIERO LO FARO

Born in Genoa, Italy in 1928, Piero Lo Faro (pictured right) gained his diploma at the Conservatory in Genoa , and the `License de Concert et Virtuosite` in Geneva.  He was then mentored by the composer Victor de Sabata.


Playing  both as a soloist and with an orchestra, his repertoire focused particularly on impressionist music, and he was renowned for his interpretations of Debussy and Ravel, as well as Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Franck and Scarlatti. Lo Faro is in fact the only pianist who studied Ravel`s entire works, under de Sabata himself.


He played for the BBC, RAI, Suisse Romande, as well at the State Radio Orchestra of Germany.  His performance of Ravel`s Concert for the Left hand, under the conduction of Aldo Ceccato in Brno in the 1990s, won him acclaim.  He was awarded many accolades, including the Gold Medal from The University of Genoa.


We are privileged offer Piero Lo Faro's pianos in our 10th April and 12 June 2014 sales.


Steinway (c1986) A 9ft Model D grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. Hammer price £35,000 (April 2014)


Bechstein (c1996) An 8ft 2in Model D grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs.   This piano will be offered in our 12 June 2014 sale.


Steinway (c1989) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs.  Hammer price £30,000 (April 2014)


Steinway (c1960) A 5ft 1in Model S grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs.  Hammer price £9,000 (April 2014)

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