TUSCALOOSA (April 20, 2017) – Edisher Savitski, assistant professor of piano in the School of Music at the University of Alabama, will present a masterclass on April 26, 2017 using Remote Lesson technology developed by Yamaha, the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturer. Dr. Savitski will perform in New York City for music students assembled at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa – more than 1,000 miles away.

ANAHEIM (January 19, 2017) — Yamaha introduces the SX Series premium pianos, instruments of rare perfection, crafted from the very finest materials to the highest professional standards, up to its completion in the hands of expert piano technicians in the Yamaha concert grand workshop. Yamaha invests more than $200 million in R&D annually, working with artists and educators from around the world to satisfy their needs. This collaboration of efforts between professionals and leading engineers resulted in the SX Series, the first acoustic piano to incorporate the Yamaha Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) treatment in its piano rims, generating the warm, deep and expressive tones that many artists seek.

SAN FRANCISCO (January 16, 2017) — Founded in 1921, Community Music Center (CMC) makes quality music education accessible to all in the San Francisco Bay Area through classes, tuition free programs and public performances with renowned musicians. They recently acquired a Yamaha CFX Concert Collection Grand Piano for their Mission District concert hall stage, and Canadian virtuoso pianist Marc-André Hamelin presented a “Concert with Conversation” on the instrument in late October through CMC’s partnership with San Francisco Performances.