The CF Series pianos were developed by extensive prototype test evaluations by top artists in musical centers around the world.

"Music is more than just sound – it is the sound of the imagination. Music is colour,music is language. When I have a Yamaha grand piano to play I know that I can express my musical wishes to the full."

— Prof. Dr. phil. h. c. Fany Solter,University for Music,Karlsruhe

"For more than 30 years now,I have observed the wonderful and systematic improvement in the artistic value of Yamaha grand pianos. These instruments have become a respected symbol for quality and durability throughout the world. Thanks to the outstanding work of the piano craftsmen in Hamamatsu,Yamaha grand pianos have become the prize possession of concert halls the world over. As a pianist,professor and concert organiser,I have been impressed for many years now by the professional support that Yamaha provides to young and exceptionally talented pianists throughout the world. It is impossible to overestimate the role which Yamaha plays in promoting talent as well as in creating new festivals and competitions."

— Professor Piotr Paleczny,Frédéric Chopin Academy,Warsaw

"The CFIIIS is one of the world's best grand pianos. I get special pleasure from playing on this instrument,which embodies perfect tone and sound quality."

— Prof. Vladimir Krainev,University for Music and Theatre,Hannover

"We have the extreme good fortune to have a handcrafted S6 and even a CFIIIS in our extensive collection of pianos. Both instruments have proved to be highly durable. Their delicate sound profile is absolutely balanced and harmonious in all registers. This,combined with the outstanding sensitivity of their mechanism,gives these instruments their vast potential. It's a pure joy to play them and listen to them."

— Graham Scott,Head of Keyboard Studies,Royal Northern College of Music,Manchester

"The RSAMD received a large number of new Yamaha grand and upright pianos in 2007. They have been an unqualifi ed success at the Academy. In particular,our CFIII is very highly regarded by students,staff and visiting artists. This is not an easy group to please,but our CFIII has truly won over all who play it. It has a particularly beautiful sound and can achieve colours and nuances which excite the imagination. One rarely experiences a piano with this level of sensitivity. Our compliments and appreciation to Yamaha for aiming and achieving such high standards in piano manufacture. It is a true artist’s instrument!"

— Aaron Shorr,Head of Keyboard Studies,Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama,Glasgow