10/17/2008 [Pianos & Keyboards]With New Support Center in London, Yamaha Affirms Its Commitment To New and Established Musical Artists Worldwide
Yamaha Artist Services Europe Director Stan Zielinski and Kumi Liley, who heads the new facility's support team.
The new London facility boasts a highly qualified artist support team headed by Kumi Liley a Tokyo born pianist and arts manager. Initially the facility will focus on pianos and will host a wide range of events and activities, including lunchtime concerts in association with the major conservatoires for up-coming artists, and master classes by visiting international artists.
The centre will also house Yamaha's extraordinary fleet of concert-quality pianos, including the CFIIIS nine-foot concert grand pianosthe choice of prominent artists and concert stages around the world. Prominent artists who perform using Yamaha pianos include Abbey Simon, Frederic Chiu, Oxana Yablonskaya, Olga Kern, Maria João Pires, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Norah Jones, to name a few.
The Director of Yamaha Artist Services Europe, Stan Zielinski, comments, "We are proud and thrilled to open our new London facility. We are dedicated to developing this center into a creative and productive partner of London's classical musicians and actively supporting their musical careers."
The facility will also work closely with Milton Keynes-based Yamaha Music UK; Yamaha's British headquarters that handles instrument distribution and all Yamaha marketing, artist relations and educational policies.
The home of Yamaha Artist Services at 689 Fifth Avenue in New York.
Professor (Mikhail) Voskressensky from the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow is equally enthusiastic. "I have collaborated with Yamaha Piano Artist Services Europe for more than five years. They provide young pianists with excellent opportunities to develop their skill and receive professional advice from some of the world's best musicians. I very much support the idea of Yamaha centers in European capitals. Bravo, Yamaha!"
For more information about Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America, write to P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622-6600; telephone (714) 522-9011; or visit www.yamaha.com/yasi.