Yamaha has revealed the latest additions to its XENO trumpet range at an international launch event at Hamburg’s Theater Kehrwieder.
The launch saw over 90 Yamaha brass and woodwind dealers from across Europe turn out for the event, with several acclaimed trumpet artists performing to the capacity audience.
Participating artists included Philippe Schartz, Section Principal Trumpet with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrea Tofanelli, who was recently appointed to the board of directors of the International Trumpet Guild; French instrumentalist Sylvain Gontard; Ingolf Burkhardt, who is with the NDR Big Band; Vicente Campos from Spain, Professor of Trumpet, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia; Soloist and Professor at Conservatoire National de Région de Rueil-Malmaison, Eric Aubier; and the Norwegian soloist Frank Brodahl who is also Musical Director of Norwegian Blåseensembelet.
The evening was hosted by R&D manager Thomas Lubitz and brass product specialist Timo Hänf, both of whom conducted educational Q&A sessions with the performing artists, who each gave their own opinion on Yamaha’s XENO instruments.
Now comprising 16 instruments, Yamaha’s XENO range features medium and large-bore models, standard and reverse type models and a variety of finishes.
The firm has also stated that it will be maintaining current price points in order to ensure value for money.
Yamaha spokesman Ian Frankland commenting on the launch said, "With such a stellar line-up of some of the world's finest players this is the perfect start to the next chapter in the history of XENO. The range now offers great variety and options ensuring that serious players can find their sound. The huge variety of sounds available from the new models provides tremendous creative freedom whatever the musical style."
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