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AvantGrand Helps Bravo! Vail Keep the Music Playing

In a normal summer, the hills of Vail, Colorado, are alive with the sounds of the long-running Bravo! festival. But this is far from a normal summer, of course. Still, with Yamaha Artist Anne-Marie McDermott at the helm as artistic director, the festival adapted with an unwavering committment to providing live music. In addition to the now-common online concerts and educational offerings, and the limited-seating outdoor concerts you might expect, Bravo! also commissioned a fully mobile stage, dubbed "The Music Box", to roam the streets of Vail, providing chamber music to anyone who cared to pause for a socially-distanced short program. 
Anne-Marie McDermott plays a Yamaha AvantGrand N3X at Bravo! Vail
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University of Oregon Takes Disklavier for a Spin

Pianist Alexandre Dossin and the students at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance have partnered with Classic Pianos to arrange the use of a Disklavier in the 2020 Spring semester. Before school was closed due to the pandemic, Dossin experience long-distance teaching, as he instructed students at Brigham Young University via the Disklavier Remote Lesson feature.Alexandre Dossin Teaches a BYU Student via Remote Lesson on Diskalvier
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Making the Most of Streaming Musical Performances

Let's face it, most musicians and music educators won't be working in live venues in the near future. If we want to keep playing live, or if we need to create appealing music education content, we need some solutions right away. Luckily, there are just a few tips and low-cost accessories you can add to your home teaching/playing enviroment to make a HUGE difference in the quality that your listeners experience. You may already even have some of these at home. 
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Yui DVD Explores Beethoven Sonatas


Yamaha Artist Lisa Yui's 2014 DVD release Lisa Yui - 4 Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Performance and Commentary has earned critical acclaim worldwide, fast becoming a go-to resource for educators and pianists looking or insight into four of Beethoven's most highly regarded works. Traversing Op. 10 No. 2 In F Major, Op. 27 No. 2 in C-sharp Minor "Moonlight", Op. 53 in C Major "Waldstein", and Op. 57 in F Minor "Appassionata", the listener is guided through a detailed and engaging journey--a glimpse into the evolution of Beethoven's relationship with the piano.  Believe it or not, an early DisklavierTV event was actually part of the inspiration for this collection, and this content continues to be available on-demand for DisklavierTV subscribers. If your Disklavier is set up to view DisklavierTV (see the setup instructions, HERE), you may see and hear Dr. Yui's performance and commentary on the Waldstein and Appasionata sonatas on your own piano! Enjoy!Do you have a favorite DisklavierTV performance? Let us know --email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sydney Conservatorium Acquires Disklavier DCFX Concert Grand

Sydney Conservatorium Acquires Disklavier DCFX Concert Grand
Congratulations to the Sydney Conservatorium, the first institution in Australia to purchase a DCFX Disklavier Concert Grand! Yamaha Australia reports that Dr Robert Curry, Principal of the Conservatorium High School, travelled to Yamaha's factory in Japan earlier this year and chose the Disklavier for its many educational possibilties, including remote learning opportunities. The piano will be launched officially in late July featuring Stephanie McCallum (Associate Professor of Piano, Sydney Conservatorium of Music), and special guest recitals performed live from London and Seoul.As our DEN map continues to expand, we would love to hear what is happening in YOUR corner of the globe!  

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