Yamaha CFX Makes Public Debut
The Yamaha CFX 9-foot concert grand piano made its first public debut at Faust Harrison Pianos in New York on May 13 and 14 as part of the grand piano’s North American tour.
Faust Harrison Pianos, a new, authorized Yamaha dealer, hosted the two-night event, which included invitation-only concerts featuring classical pianists Abbey Simon and Frederic Chiu. Both artists were part of Yamaha’s secret evaluation sessions before the final product’s release.
According to Mark Anderson, marketing manager for Yamaha pianos, this event provided customers and artists a more intimate space to experience the CFX than at its NAMM debut or in competition settings, such as the National Chopin Competition in Miami earlier this year.
“People really get to put their ear to it and get in touch with the piano,” he said of the Faust Harrison event. “What a cool thing for guests to walk right up to and talk with Abbey Simon or Frederic Chiu.”
Yamaha artist Jerome Rose and Faust Harrison co-owner Sara Faust also gave impromptu performances on the CFX, as well.
“It was great exposure right at the front lines,” Anderson said.
The CFX grand piano will roll out for sale this fall.