PROVIDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE PEOPLE TO LEARN TO PLAY

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STUDENTS CAN TAKE LESSONS AND EXAMS ANYWHERE WITH YAMAHA’S REMOTE LESSON TECHNOLOGY

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PIANO MAKE REMOTE LESSON AND EXAMS POSSIBLE

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The Yamaha Disklavier ENSPIRE is a piano with a self-play function that can accurately reproduce delicate keyboard touches and pedal movements. Yamaha is currently conducting field tests utilising this self-play technology to solve the challenges of music education via remote lessons. Nowadays, many young pianists from all over the world want to receive higher quality lessons to further improve their performance. However, due to problems of physical distance and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, it can be challenging to realise these opportunities. Yamaha is making use of Disklavier technology that can transmit performance information in real time to respond to these demands. With remote lessons, two Disklaviers are set up remotely, and the performance data from one is transmitted to the other in real time. Testing of this technology continues in conjunction with some of the world’s leading music schools, with everyone who experiences it amazed by its ability to replicate a traditional in-person lesson. In recent years, this ability has been highly praised, and Disklavier has even been used in an entrance exam at one of the world’s leading music universities.

DISKLAVIER USED FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION AT A PRESTIGIOUS GERMAN MUSIC UNIVERSITY

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The Freiburg University of Music in Germany is a prestigious institution that has produced many famous musicians since its founding in 1946. Candidates come from all over the world to take the practical entrance exam which is held each year in June. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, it has been difficult for foreign applicants to take the exam. To solve this problem, the Freiburg University of Music was the first university to conduct its entrance examination using Yamaha Disklavier in June 2020. Disklavier pianos were set up at Yamaha Hall in Tokyo, at Yamaha’s subsidiary office in Shanghai, and at the Freiburg University of Music in Germany. The performances of the Japanese and Chinese candidates were reproduced remotely in Germany, in perfect detail and in real time. Two students from Japan and one from China took the practical exam in this way, with the examiner evaluating the performances as they were reproduced in Germany.

SUPPORTING THE PIANISTS OF THE FUTURE THROUGH YAMAHA TECHNOLOGY

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Christoph Sischka, professor at the Freiburg University of Music, describes the entrance exam using Disklavier: “We have been using two Disklaviers for around 15 years for research and pianist development and have had great success. We’ve done remote learning several times before, but holding international, live, official entrance exams using Disklavier was a world first. The movement of the piano keys in Freiburg perfectly matched the video from Shanghai and Tokyo, and despite the distance of 10,000 kilometers, everyone felt as if they were playing directly in the auditorium.” In this way, Yamaha is supporting future pianists in the further development of music culture through unique pianos, entrance exams using network technology, and remote lessons.

REMOTE LESSON

A Masterclass with Seoul National University and Professor Sischka from Freiburg University of Music

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