Jan "Janne" Bengtson

With a network of Artist Centres and Ateliers around the world, Yamaha works with leading players to support their performances and develop instrument designs and new ideas for the benefit of all musicians. Yamaha Artists share with us a passion for inspiring the next generation of players, and a belief that everybody should be encouraged to nurture their talent, connect with others and tell their stories through music.

Get to know Yamaha Artist and flute player Jan "Janne" Bengtson

Statement about your relation with Yamaha or your instrument:

I love my Yamaha flute. I play it both in Royal Stocholm Phil and in Benny Andersson orchestra.
Its fantastic in all kinds of music, Jazz folkmusic an pop

How does your instrument help you in your daily life as an artist?

It is easy to do what ever I want wit it, it have a brilliant sound and its easy to make it sound exactly as I want. Its a fantastic instrument!

How would you characterise your instrument?

The best ever.

Who was your most influential teacher and is there any advice which you still follow?

Prof Gerhard Schaub was my teacher. He is still with me in my mind when I play, in a fantastic way.

Advice for a young musician:

Den som ovar mest blir bast!
(the one how practice the most will be the best)