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Yamaha Announces New Ultra-Portable Piano


Yamaha searches for next generation Trumpet scholars

The Trumpet is the chosen instrument for this years acclaimed Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Awards.

Yamaha are offering awards of 2000 Euros to three awarded Scholars who will compete in the live final at the Royal Academy of Music, London on 24th February 2019 before a panel of eminent professionals players and leading educationalists. Applications are sought from students under 25 years of age who are studying music full-time at a higher education institute.

Winning instrumentalists may use their scholarship money for any purpose related to the advancement of studies

Founded in 1989, the acclaimed pan-European Yamaha Music Scholarship scheme operates in thirty-one European countries and has now provided over 850 scholarships, worth over one million Euros. Many Yamaha scholars have progressed to develop outstanding careers in performance and education. Alumni include saxophonist Amy Dickson, euphonium player David Childs, and pianists Eduard Kunz and Sasha Grynyuk.

The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe is a non-profit-making charity dedicated to supporting talented music students and providing valuable performance platforms for emerging musicians.

August 10th 2018.
Compact, light and stylish: the all new P-121 from Yamaha redefines portable piano performance.
Drawing on over a century of industry leading piano craftsmanship and technical innovation, the Yamaha P-121 has 73 keys (as opposed to the standard 88) while importantly retaining the precise hammer weighting felt when playing an acoustic grand. This combination of piano feel and a compact footprint is set to bring unmistakeable Yamaha quality to those demanding the perfect blend of portability, musical power and unbeatable value for money. 
At the heart of P-121 is the pure sound of a Yamaha concert grand piano, which joins 23 other instrument Voices ranging from the electric pianos of the 60s, 70s and 80s through to strings, classical organs and the traditional sound of the harpsichord. These can be combined or split across the keyboard for ultimate performance flexibility. Continuing the versatility, P-121 also features a broad variety of rhythm and bass tracks to fire new ideas or simply make practice more fun.
Supremely portable, at just 10kg in weight, P-121 boasts a superb speaker system which Yamaha, a world leader in professional audio, has enhanced with a new “Table EQ” feature ensuring it always sounds its best – whether on its optional home stand, on stage or on a table in the living room.
P-121 is versatile and incredibly portable, and also houses a raft of technology including a multitrack recorder, alongside the ability to transmit MIDI and digital audio to a computer using a single USB cable.
P-121 is also app enabled. Simply connect an iOS device via USB and unleash your creativity. The Smart Pianist app from Yamaha can not only control every aspect of the piano’s features in rich detail, it can also access your own music library and automatically create chord tracks for your favourite tracks.
P-121 is available in both black and white.

Jacob Collier tests out the new Yamaha Genos

Based in London – multi Grammy award winner Jacob Collier recently took Genos into his space and shares his thoughts on Yamaha’s new flagship workstation. 

Having signed to Quincy Jones' management label in 2013, multi-instrumentalist, singer, arranger, composer and producer Jacob has amazed audiences all over the world, bringing his one-man live show to the stage. 

For more info visit: http://europe.yamaha.com


Yamaha's Venova named best instrument in the Brass and Woodwind category at the prestigious Music Industry Association Gala Awards

For the Yamaha brand the awards were characterised by new thinking and innovation as the YSV104 Silent Violin was also highly recommended. The MIA awards are the UK's leading platform in gauging the true popularity and commercial success of new instruments as the voting includes over 1,000 retailers.

Launched earlier this year to critical acclaim the uniquely designed Venova was conceived by Keizo Tatsumi of Yamaha's design laboratory, the name derives from Ventus, Latin for wind, and Nova, Latin for New.

The instrument features a unique branched -pipe body of Advanced ABS resin that is smaller, lighter and more durable than conventional wind instruments.

A single reed instrument, as are the Saxophone and Clarinet the Venova is capable of producing beautiful music of power and sensitivity throughout the entire tonal and dynamic range.

Modern living and Smart Pianist in tune with all-new Yamaha CSP Pianos

Intuitive and inspirational Yamaha CSP digital pianos herald a new dawn for the Smart Pianist - Finally a piano for everyone.

The Yamaha Clavinova’s status as the world’s most successful digital piano has been achieved thanks to Yamaha’s unique blend of experience in acoustic piano design and innovation in digital music technology. Now, with the unveiling of the new CSP pianos, the next chapter in the evolution of the digital piano begins…

The design concept: to create a new class of digital piano for the modern living environment, characterised by explosive musical power, and unprecedented flexibility and creative potential enabled via smart devices and the unique Smart Pianist app.