I have been using Yamaha trumpets since I was 12 years old. Professionally I have used the Xeno Series for about 20 years and I am very happy to congratulate and celebrate its 30th anniversary.
I can’t imagine playing in other instruments. Its powerful and beautiful sound helps me to make better music everyday. I can’t wait to see it and play the new model. Yamaha Trumpets always offering the best for musicians around the world. I’m so proud and honored to play on its instruments.
Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Minnesota, LA Studio Trumpet
YTR-9445CHS III, YTR-9335CHS III
I’ve been playing Yamaha trumpets for over 30 years now and every time I buy one I think they can’t make anything better than what I have. They have proven me wrong year after year. Yamaha trumpets have the quickest response, warmest tone and brilliance that can be matched by none.
First Call LA Studio Player and Soloist, Principal Trumpet with the Academy Awards Orchestra, Lead Trumpet with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Since my line of work covers a lot of ground musically, I need an instrument that responds to these needs. The YTR-8335LA is the most versatile Bb trumpet I have ever played. It delivers the full spectrum of tone colors needed to get the job done from the scoring stage to soaring over a big band.
Principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Trumpet Faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music, and Lecturer at The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University
The second generation of Yamaha NY model trumpets are a perfect fit for me to play with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The trumpets have a sound that is both rich and brilliant, feature a free and open feel, and have improved upon the even sound and solid intonation that has long been a trademark of Yamaha trumpets. With these trumpets, I feel as if I can bring all my musical ideas to life.
7-Time Grammy Award-Winning Jazz, R&B and Rock Soloist
Yamaha Trumpets and Flugelhorns have been keeping me happy for many years. The workmanship is very consistent, the tuning is right on, and the sound projects. Lead trumpet players, jazz players, classical performers—each artist can find a model that will suit their style and technique.
Yamaha is family for over 25 years now. We’re all interested in the same thing - making the world a better place through music. Yamaha Xeno trumpets are so versatile that I can play anything, in any setting, at any time, and they will respond with that magic sound that I want. The Xeno trumpets are a blend of artistry and technical achievement, a winning combination that is a direct reflection of the wonderful family that is Yamaha.
I like my Yamaha most importantly for the ease of sound production. I just pick it up, send the air through and the horn does the rest! The instrument helps to create the sound I have in my head. I love knowing it won’t create any obstacles, in fact, it enhances what I’m trying to achieve musically. The Yamaha’s consistent sound through the ranges and reliable intonation make my job so much easier! Plus, the quick response is a game changer. The design of these instruments offers incredibly subtle and sensitive initial response, allowing me to take risks in the orchestra--my Yamaha is always right there to support me.
Active International Soloist and Former First Trumpet with the Canadian, Brass
YTR-9335VS, YTR-9445CHS, YTR-9820
Yamaha Xeno trumpets have always allowed me to play in a variety of styles with the greatest of ease due to their incredibly well-centered feel. The sound is rich with incredible projection and easily fills the largest concert halls in the world due to its focus. I have played them my entire career because I trust them ... simple!
Multi Grammy® Award Winning Trumpet Artist, Composer And Bandleader; Professor, Frost School Of Music at University Of Miami
YTR-9335NYS III, YTR-9445CHSII, YTR-9335NYSII
No matter how demanding the gig or how much I put into it, this horn never lets me down! Whether sailing through the intricacies of my own music, soaring on lead trumpet over a full-bore Latin ensemble, or warming up a ballad in front of a big band, the Xeno gives me everything I need. Thank you, Yamaha, for helping me to keep searching and extending my playing.
In the fall of 2007, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra recorded Pictures at an Exhibition at Roy Thomson hall in Toronto. It was the first time I had ever played the New York Generation One Yamaha C trumpet with the TSO. Of course, it was a gamble to switch trumpets just before a live recording session, but in my short time practicing the new trumpet I could feel how easy and responsive it was. Put simply it was easier to play than my regular C trumpet. My only concern was would I still sound the same? That question was quickly answered at the first rehearsal break when a friend of mine in the orchestra asked if I had made any changes to my equipment. I said why, does it sound different. They replied yes, a lot better… I have been on the Yamaha ever since and never looked back!
Since I began playing Yamaha instruments , I have a renewed sense of ease and efficiency in my playing .
Intonation, response, and sound quality have made me inspired to go to the practice room and push the instrument and my playing to more advanced levels of technical possibilities and explore even more variety in my musical appetite. I worked closely with Bob Malone and Wayne Tanabe to find a soundscape that could offer me lots of color change opportunities and to maximize ring and spin in the resonance. The results have been extraordinary and I’m proud to play these horns and also to represent the company as a Yamaha artist. It has also been wonderful to collaborate with such a dynamic and progressive team that is the Yamaha family worldwide.
Jazz Trumpeter and Professor at the Berklee College of Music
When I’m playing my horn on the stage, all I want to do is paint the air with my colorful sound. It’s fun thinking about, ‘How can I?’ and ‘How should I?’ The choices between long and short strokes, quick or slow, high in the canvas or low, bright color or dark, with fat brush or skinny pen ... the fact is, I make up my mind and play them before I know it. I paint with one note at a time. … Only some instruments can let musicians be in a true world of art.
I love playing my Yamaha C trumpet. It plays with the characteristic ease that Yamaha is famous for and the sound is perfect for our orchestra and our great Symphony Hall in Boston.
Jazz / Studio Trumpet Player, Professor - University of Toronto
I’ve been playing Yamaha trumpets and flugelhorns for most of my professional career, stretching back four decades. I’ve owned practically every Xeno model, in some cases several of them. My current horn is the 25th Anniversary Xeno, which I’ve been playing since it was released. I wouldn’t have purchased as many trumpets as I have if not for Yamaha’s determination to innovate and push the boundaries of trumpet design. There is always something new on the horizon, and the horns just keep getting better and better, to the point that Yamaha has to be considered the world leader in trumpet design and manufacture. The Xeno label encompasses a range of horns, each with a specific personality, but a with a shared baseline of excellent playing characteristics. I could pick virtually any model off the line and feel comfortable playing it in any musical situation, which in my case ranges from lead trumpet to small group jazz. I would be remiss in not mentioning Yamaha’s commitment to music education, which is, in my experience, far beyond any other company, and a major reason why I am proud to call myself a Yamaha Artist.
Jazz Trumpeter Renowned for Powerful Lead Playing and Expressive Solos
I have been fortunate to be allowed to work alongside Yamaha designers in order to create the Z Series of trumpets and flugelhorns. They suit me beautifully for both lead and jazz playing. Thank you, Yamaha!!!
Principal Trumpet with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Lecturer of Trumpet, University of Michigan
YTR-9445NYSII-YM, YTR-9445CHSII, YTR-9335CHSII
I have been playing Yamaha trumpets for more than 25 years because they are the best trumpets I have played, and they get better all the time. The response, intonation, flexibility and warmth of sound are exactly what I want from a trumpet, whether I am performing in the orchestra, chamber ensemble or recording studio.
International Trumpet Soloist, Composer and Educator - Classical and Jazz
YTR-9445NYS-YM III, YTR-9335VSII-GP
I have used the complete line of Yamaha trumpets for 40 years. I chose Yamaha simply because they are extraordinary. Concertizing and recording, I encounter an array of challenges in myriad musical settings. Facing the demands of the professional music world, my Yamaha trumpets have never let me down. Their workmanship, quality, consistency and beauty of sound are world-class.
Performer and Teacher: Senior Lecturer in Music at University of Melbourne, Australia; Resident Faculty at Juilliard School, Tianjin
I play Yamaha trumpets because they allow me to play with any colour of sound I want and feel great to play in any situation. A lot of instruments corner you into playing a particular way and put their own stamp on your playing. With Yamaha, regardless of the style of music I am playing - whether it's new music, Baroque music, chamber music, or large orchestral works - I'm able mold the sound into whatever I want without the trumpet forcing me into one sound. When I work with students who are playing Yamaha trumpets, I feel that we're able to address their technical and musical needs rather than worrying about their choice of equipment interfering with their progress.
Associate professor Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Chief trumpet of China Philharmonic Orchestra, Visiting chief trumpet of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Yamaha trumpets always present me the highest level of intonation and consistency, which assured every kind of preformance situation I have faced.
There is always such trouble for Orchestra bands that the balance of the music played is so hard to control due to different brands of instruments used. However, such problem does not exist for Yamaha players, no such brand can keep high standard through the whole Ochestra industry other than Yamaha, and this is why I recommend Yamaha trumpets to all my students.
Happy 30th birthday, Xeno!
Director of the Orchestral Instruments Department of Xinghai Conservatory of Music
I have been using Yamaha trumpets for more than 20 years. At first, when I tried Xeno trumpets, I was stunned by how presice the intonation was, and how beautiful the sound was played.
As the time past, especially after I became a Yamaha artist and started to work with Yamaha workers, I was completely charmed by their workmanship.
Demand among different musicians varies due to different preformance situations. Some needs mellow sound and some needs powerful sound, some needs consistency and some needs explosiveness. In order to satisfy all these demands, Yamaha team would communicate with artists and cooperate with them to design new models. It was fantastic experience working with them.
Happy 30th birthday, Xeno!
Jazz Trumpeter and Professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music
The YTR-8335GH achieves my ideal in playability. I decided to take part in the development process because I wanted an instrument that would let me deliver the tone I envision without strain. The YTR-8335GH beautifully blends advanced Yamaha technology with my own taste in resistance, touch, and tone.
Former member of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
Xeno trumpets offer outstanding playability while facilitating an extremely wide range of musical expression. When used in an orchestra trumpet section their consistency of tone, rich resonance, and projection are wonderful. Xeno trumpets are the fruit of Yamaha’s tireless pursuit of perfection.
Former member of the NHK Symphony Orchestra and Member of the Custom Brass Quintet
The brilliant sound and soft tonal colors produced by Yamaha trumpets are ideal for all of my performances, from orchestral playing to solos. I will never be separated from this instrument.
Principal Trumpet with NHK Symphony Orchestra and Lecturer of Trumpet, Tokyo University of the Arts
Yamaha offers a diverse range of trumpets that meet a broad spectrum of performance needs. They allow players to produce precisely the sound they are aiming for, and I can’t think of any other trumpets that evolve so consistently. As long as I have them, I am sure that I can evolve too!
Professor at Osaka Kyoiku University
The most appealing feature of Vienna Series trumpets is their unique blend of warm, refined sound and easy control. Broad expressive range is important too, and their comfortable playing feel and response are second to none. The supplied TR14KMVGP mouthpiece brings out the full potential of these fine instruments.
Lead player and founder of EM Big Band
Yamaha trumpets are well designed and manufactured, but the main reason I play them is because they make my job easier. In studios, concert halls, clubs, wherever the gig, my Yamaha lets me concentrate on making music, and I don’t have to worry about anything else.
China National Center for the Performing Arts Center Orchestra; NCPA Brass Quintet
When I was 11 years old, I received my very first trumpet from my father: a beautiful Yamaha 100S. From that moment, a long journey started... this Yamaha 100S trumpet has been with me from the day I had it till my college years at Peking University. Now, I've owned more than 10 Yamaha trumpets, but the 100S still plays!
People used to say, being a trumpet player is not easy, you will have to suffer the “loneliness of a long distance runner” as you try to figure out how to play and how to find your own sound. But during more than twenty years' journey as a student and a professional musician, with my Yamaha trumpets, I never felt lonely. Xeno trumpets became my buddies!
As an orchestral musician, or as a free improviser, I have to work with extremely demanding programs, and my Yamaha trumpets are always there to give me confidence. Every time I introduce Xeno to my colleagues or students, I can see smiles on their faces. I am so glad that more and more trumpet players in China became Xeno fans.
With their beautiful sound, great intonation, consistency and flexibility, Yamaha Xeno trumpets became the top choice on the market on the day they were launched. And Yamaha is still working on new models/generations today. Every time I try a new model, I am so amazed that I cannot wait to use it in concerts.
Yamaha is so much more than a world famous brand; it represents a spirit-- a spirit of patience, perfection, and workmanship. It is a great honor to be part of the Yamaha Family!
Happy 30th Birthday, Xeno! Let's Make Waves together!
Freelance Trumpet Player and founder of WindWorks & Mystery to Mastery
I have played many Yamaha instruments over the last 15 years and found them to be crafted with precision. These quality instruments are ideal for the versatility required when performing in the commercial scene.
Principal Trumpet of Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, Adjunct Lecturer in music school at Shih-Chien University and Soochow University in Taiwan
Professor of Orchestral Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
The intonation of C trumpets always bothered me while playing since the taper of leader pipe is not enough. So when I tried my first Xeno C trumpet, I was amazed by its high level of intonation. I immediately asked them how did they manage to have such intonation, I then knew it was because of the hidden reverse lead pipe design.
With the great intonation, consistency, flexibility and amazing sound, I have accomplished countless extremely demanding program in the orchestra band. And the powerful sound of Xeno NY series can penetrate the entire band and reach the audience easily while I am playing melody part.
I am often asked by my friends, colleagues or students about what instrument I am using, and if they can try it after they hear my preformance. And when they put the mouthpiece on and start playing, most of them were amazed how easily the instrument can be played. Now most of trupet players around me are using Xeno.
International Soloist, Professor Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne
Yamaha trumpets are technically superior and contain the potential for a wide range of tonal colors and nuances.
International Soloist, Professor Musikhochschule Hannover
Wether it is for recital with piano, a concert with orchestra, or a big romantic symphony, Flexibility is what I need, Flexibility is what I get. Thanks Yamaha for letting variety be the spice in life !
Unrivalled Research and Development allied to inspired artistic vision provide me with trumpets of limitless potential.
International Jazz Soloist, Leader of the "Louis Dowdeswell Big Band"
What I find best on my Yamaha Trumpet is that they really gives me the opportunity to play exactly what I have in my head without any barriers and express what I want to do on the instrument whenever I want to do it. That´s all you can ask from an instrument.
Yamaha trumpets possess enough power and grace to express the entire range of human emotion, and help me to liberate my sound.
Soloist, Principal trumpet Würth Philharmoniker, Leader of Kyjv Brass Quintet
I play Yamaha trumpets over 25 years, from the beginning of my professional career. My first Yamaha was the YTR-6345 HG Mark II. Now I have a whole Yamaha's family trumpets: B, C, D, Es and Flugelhorn. All of them are united by the best features: beautiful timbre, excellent sound projection, exact intonation, ease of playing. Whether I play solo, in ensemble or in orchestra, I always feel confident and comfortable trusting my Yamahas as the best friends.
Principal Trumpet National Opera La Monnaie Brussels, Professor Royal Academy Brussels
My Yamaha Trumpets give me the flexible and comfortable way of playing that I need to perform at my best.
Principal Trumpet Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Professor at Conservatory Amsterdam
I love my Yamaha trumpets! Solid in the orchestra, joyful and easy in front of the orchestra.
International Soloist, Professor at the Bolzano Conservatory
Yamaha trumpets are easy to play, efficient, balanced and flexible, so that you can really focus on the real main musician’s goal: to make Music.
International Soloist, Principal Trumpet Rotterdam Philharmonic, Professor Musikhochschule Bern
Brass players stillstrive to reach the same musical level as great string players, singers or pianists. But often it´s the instrument that prevents them from achieving it. With my Yamaha Trumpets, I fell like I no longer have to worry about this limitation.