New piano celebrated in concert
DeKALB – In September 2012, the Northern Illinois University School of Music began hosting a beautiful Fazioli F278 Concert Grand piano. It was owned and loved by a retired doctor who purchased it at the age of 85 with the goal of becoming a better pianist. When he moved, the plan was to bring the 278 to NIU, where it could be used while being prepared for sale. Along the way, faculty and students fell in love with it, and the dean began seeking a donor. Through alumnus Jeff Yordon, a connection was made to the Dr. Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, and the trustees approved NIU’s application for funds to buy the piano.