5/21/2009 [Corporate]Adam Hanna Wins YSL-882OR Yamaha Trombone as Part of the Larry Wiehe Trombone Competition at the Recent International Trombone Conference.
Competition winner Adam Hanna with Yamaha B&O Regional Sales Manager David Suter.
His primary teachers include Dennis Bubert, David Begnoche and Michael Miles; including additional studies with Vern Kagarice, Paul Compton, Ronald Barron, David Taylor, Jessica Buzzbee, and Elliot Chasanov.
"Winning the competition was like a dream come true. I worked extremely hard, and gave it my all," said Hanna. "I have worked so hard, for so long, and it finally paid off. Now it's time for me to work even harder, and attempt to reach my new goals."
As sponsor of the Trombone Competition, Yamaha gave Adam the choice of any Xeno Tenor Trombone. He chose the YSL-882OR, which was developed with Larry Zalkind, Principal Trombone of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. The open wrap trombone model offers reverse type slides and a balanced symphonic sound with a comfortable playability feature. The balanced response rotor system helps air release evenly into the F-attachment slide, creating a smoother transition from the Bb open horn to the engaged F-attachment.
"I've never played a better trombone," remarked Hannah. "It has a gorgeous tone, and has a very even sound in every register. It also blends seamlessly with any other trombone section sound. I look forward to performing exclusively on the trombone, and I am anxious to let it be heard."
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