CBSO Trumpet Section Choose Yamaha


After 6 months of consultation with CBSO trumpet section, trumpeters Alan Thomas, Jonathan Quirk and Jonathan Holland have decided to select Yamaha trumpets as their instrument of choice.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, now nearly 90 years old, is one of the finest orchestras in the UK and is the main orchestra of Britain’s second city. The resident orchestra of Birmingham’s prestigious Symphony Hall, over the years the orchestra has enjoyed at its helm some of the World’s finest conductors including Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Adrian Boult and more recently, Sir Simon Rattle.

With 6 months of meetings and rigorous testing with Yamaha UK’s brass and woodwind technical manager, Stephen Adcock, the world renowned trumpet section chose models from our Xeno Artist range of trumpets. Both Alan Thomas and Jonathan Quirk chose the YTR9445CHSE (Chicago C Trumpet) and Jonathan Holland opted for the YTR9335NYS (New York Bb Trumpet).

The Xeno Artist Model series of trumpets have been produced after working with a large team of artisans, technicians and scientists developing the range through new production techniques, new methods of fine tuning and painstaking final adjustments. By taking time to look at all aspects of the trumpet, the end result is a collection of high quality trumpets that are well-balanced, consistent and suitable for every trumpeter’s needs.

We are deeply honoured to be working with such an esteemed trumpet section and will be working closely with the players over the coming years. For further information about the CBSO and their concert season please visit and for more information regarding the entire range of Yamaha trumpets, please visit

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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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