Jamie Cullum took centre stage with Yamaha’s new CF6 piano to entertain a sell-out audience at Stadtpark, Hamburg on 18th August.
4000 fans attending the live open air concert were treated to a musical extravaganza and mesmerizing performance from Jamie’s rich jazz and contemporary repertoire, all performed on the stunning CF6 for which the concert provided a special European premiere. The evening proved a huge success and not even the torrential Hamburg rain could dampen spirits as the audience of all ages and generations joined in an appropriate encore medley of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Singin’ in the rain’.
Prior to the concert Jamie Cullum and his band visited the Yamaha VIP marquee in the backstage area where guests were able to go hands-on and try Yamaha’s Avant Grand hybrid digital piano and a selection of guitars and drums from the company’s Pro Music department. Visitors to the Yamaha VIP Marquee enjoyed a mix of great music and Yamaha hospitality, and also got to meet and have a photo with Jamie and his amazing band.
Already ordered by several of the world’s top concert halls and music universities, the new CFX leads Yamaha’s CF Series concert pianos, widely acknowledged as truly exceptional instruments and the result of many thousands of hours of private testing and evaluations carried out in partnership with some of the most discerning and demanding concert pianists, piano professors and technicians worldwide.
The CF Series comprises the flagship 275 cm CFX model and two smaller grand pianos, the 212 cm CF6 (as used by Jamie Cullum) and the 191cm CF4. Both the CF4 and CF6 draw on Yamaha’s exemplary conservatoire heritage and are sure to prove particularly popular with academic institutions where performance, durability and value are paramount.
Each instrument is entirely hand-built by a small team comprising some of the world’s most experienced and passionate craftsmen. All wooden materials are individually seasoned and crafted to perfection and exude Yamaha’s legendary attention to detail. The design of the hammers has also been improved and each CF instrument is subject to many hours of detailed and intricate voicing.
Yamaha’s European Director of Pianos is Mark Rolfe who comments “Yamaha’s CF concert grand instruments are respected and acclaimed at the very highest level and the new CFX and accompanying models are testament to our strong partnerships with many of the world’s top pianists and educationalists. The CF Series can be characterised by Yamaha’s revered reputation for tonal clarity, incredibly deep and rich bass, open broad sonority and a long, singing sustain. We are confident that they will further extend our outstanding success with international artists and concert halls.”
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