About usPianoForte Chicago was started with the idea of promoting and making available the line of Fazioli pianos to the discerning public but quickly grew into a piano store with a wide range of instruments and piano-related services including accessories, recording, rentals, student performances, and lessons. Since its inception, PianoForte has evolved into a specialized piano boutique with a focus on selecting fine instruments at various price levels.
HistorySitting in my small, grey bank cubicle in 2003, I never dreamed I would be able to build a piano lover’s dream piano store and what I now consider to be the best specialized piano shop in Chicago. I was an idealist with a passion for pianos who had the crazy idea of wanting to show the world around me the amazing Fazioli pianos. Of course, it could never be that simple. This adventure has led me to discover other beautiful pianos, meet the interesting, passionate and sometimes famous people who love pianos and produce over 60 concerts a year, two radio programs, an amateur piano competition, and a music festival. I can tell you I never worked this hard, but I never had so much fun either.
Like any independent up against the superstores of this world, it is our selection and service that set us apart. When you are dealing with fine musical instruments, it isn’t always just the price that matters, although we will offer as good a deal as any, but the fact that you are dealing with someone who cares about your instrument and about your enjoyment of it.