20/12/2016 [Strumenti musicali]
“Having the CFX on stage always makes me feel at home..."
Between July and October 2016, Hiromi’s globally acclaimed ‘Trio Project’ performed in over twenty European cities and included many of the most successful and prestigious jazz festivals. The Yamaha CFX became an indispensable component of Hiromi’s music and sound, perfectly matching her extraordinary virtuosic technique.
Displaying a creative energy that defies the conventional boundaries of jazz, she is constantly taking musicianship and composition to new heights, and redefining the complexity and sophistication of the genre.
Complementing these unique qualities is Hiromi’s discerning and highly detailed approach to choosing a piano. The instrument has to match the unprecedented range of tone, dynamics and colours that her music demands, hence her selection of Yamaha’s flagship CFX concert grand piano for recording and live use – most recently on her extensive European tour.
Hailing from Hamamatsu, Japan – coincidently Yamaha’s birthplace – Hiromi took her first musical steps at a local Yamaha Music School and subsequently studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She burst onto the global music scene in 2003 with her debut album ‘Another Mind’, a huge commercial success in North America. In her native Japan the album went gold and received the Recording Industry Association of Japan’s Jazz Album of the Year award.
Subsequent career highlights encompass further awards and critically acclaimed recordings, including her 2011 album ‘Voice’, a record for which she brought together contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, the ensemble that was to become The Trio Project.
Describing her thoughts on the instrument, Hiromi said ,“Having the CFX on stage always makes me feel at home, no matter what country or city I’m in. The brilliant treble sound and thick bass sound always make it possible for me to play the music I want my audience to experience.”