Yamaha Xeno Trumpet Blows Competition Away At MIA Awards

Yamaha’s YTR8335 Xeno series Trumpet was named ‘best brass instrument’ at the annual MIA (Music Industries Association) Music Awards held recently in London where Yamaha products, service and music learning initiatives scooped a total of four coveted awards including being named ‘Best Large Supplier’ for the second year running.

The Music Industries Association is the principal trade association in the country representing over 350 music instrument manufacturers, retailers, publishers and allied distributors. All awards are the result of a confidential voting process from the membership and thus reflect accurate opinion amongst the industry.

The YTR 8335 Xeno Series Professional Trumpets are designed for players that demand power and projection combined with a big , warm sound. The range has been developed over a 30 year period of research and partnerships with many leading artists across the world , they now feature a one-piece hand hammered bell for maximum resonance desired for the professional player. The 8335 Xeno trumpet is available in silver or with a yellow brass or gold bell in lacquer.

Yamaha Music UK’s Senior Director Mike Ketley stated, “The Xeno trumpet is really leading the way as regards high-end brass at the moment. There is some very strong competition in this area too, but the popularity this instrument is achieving proves that top artists are turning to Yamaha. This is a specialist instrument with specialist dealers and that makes their votes for this prestigious award all the more important. ”

Players recently selecting & using XENO Trumpets include – Rod Franks,Tony Fisher,James Morrison, Allen Vizzutti, Wayne Bergeron, The Canadian Brass Trumpet section and the Trumpet sections of the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony.

key XENO Features include

Key of Bb
li>0.459″ medium large bore
4-7/8″ hand-hammered, one-piece gold brass bell
One-piece drawn mouthpipe
Monel© pistons
2-piece valve casings
1st valve slide thumb hook
Double main tuning slide braces
Option of lacquer and silver Silver-plated finishes
Optional reverse leadpipe model available
Also available with a 0.462″ large bore
Supplied in a deluxe hard double trumpet case which provides excellent protection
The Xeno trumpet was the first in a range of high end Xeno brass manufactured by Yamaha, which also includes tenor and bass trombones, and our very popular Xeno cornets. All are made in collaboration with top artists, combining the skills of the players and our most highly trained craftsmen, along with the most cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.

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With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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