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Freiburg University Taps Disklavier for Covid-Era Entrance Exams

Freiburg University Taps Disklavier for Covid-Era Entrance Exams
Freiburg University of Music is a prestigious international music college, which has trained students from countries and regions all over the world and has produced many renowned musicians since its opening in 1946. Prospective students come from all over the world to take the University’s entrance examinations, which are held in June every year and include a practical performance component; however, this year, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, examinees from other countries faced significant difficulties taking the test locally in Freiburg. To solve this problem, the University introduced remote entrance exams for the first time ever, utilizing the musical instruments and technologies provided by Yamaha to enable practical performance tests of piano playing from remote locations. Read more details at the Yamaha Educator Blog!

Drake's New Bösendorfer is Simply Exquisite

Drake's New Bösendorfer is Simply Exquisite
Canadian Rapper Drake, had the designer and architect Ferris Rafauli build an exclusive mansion in his hometown of Toronto. Read all the details at Bösendorfer.com

Yamaha Wins Regional Emmy Awards

Congratulations to our colleagues at Yamaha Entertainment Group, who won four Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards for the short film “World Without Music” in February 2020.The Tennessee-based record label earned victories in the “Director, Short Form,” “Audio,” “Photographer,” and “Editor/Program” categories. In addition, “World Without Music” received nominations in the “Arts,” “Music Composer/Arranger,” “Lighting,” and “Commercial Campaign” categories in November 2019.“World Without Music” is a visually stunning and emotionally powerful film that highlights the company’s brand promise, “Make Waves.” Yamaha Chief Artist Relations Executive Chris Gero, called the awards "humbling." Yamaha Entertainment Group has won 11 Regional Emmy Awards since 2016.

Gearing up for the Alaska e-Competition!

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Call your favorite piano tuner, connect your high-def TVs, make sure your DisklavierTV subscription is up-to-date, and invite ALL your piano-loving friends, for the time of the 2018 e-Competition is upon us! From May 19-May 31, 2018, Disklavier owners, DEN-stitutions, and Yamaha piano dealers will be treated to almost a fortnight of the world's most beloved piano repertoire, played by the world's most competitive emerging keyboard artists. 
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Video Sync in Action! Mario Ajero Explains How to Clone a Musician


Mario Ajero, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the Stephen F. Austin State University, is well known for his popular Piano Podcast. These instructional videos leverage features of the Disklavier and connectivity to interactive, instructional graphics that are displayed on the computer screen. In this video, he provides some insights into the capabilities of his favorite video editor called ScreenFlow.

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