Marcos Garcia Vaquero

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 trumpet player and Yamaha Artist Marcos Garcia Vaquero

How does your instrument improve your daily life as a musician? 

My Yamaha trumpet helps me find my rhythm very quickly, as the instrument responds straight away. I find it very easy to find the tonal center of each note, which gives me flexibility.

What are the most outstanding features of your instrument?

The tone and color of the sound that Yamaha trumpets produce is incredibly close to what I've always been looking for. The sound projects well and is versatile, full of harmonics and very balanced from bass to treble, and its broad tone is consistent throughout the register.
As well as being light to hold, Yamaha trumpets don't lose pressure over the years, and their mechanics are seamless and agile.

When did you first come across Yamaha?

Back in 2008, I won first prize in a competition sponsored by Yamaha in Córdoba, Spain. The prize was a piccolo, which I still own today.
Since then, whenever I've needed to buy a new instrument, I’ve always opted for Yamaha because of how easy it was to play their instruments.

Which musician has influenced you the most in your music career? Are you still following any of their advice?

It’s impossible to single out just one individual from all of the people and musicians that have influenced me throughout my career. However, my professors Luís González Martí and Martin Wagemann have been both been incredibly influential. Musicians like Matthias Höfs, Radek Baborák and Caleb Hubson have also been great inspirations for me.
I still recall and follow their advice every day.

What advice would you give to a musician who is just starting out in their career?

Work, discipline and order, as well as patience and perseverance.
Treasure your time as a student and make the most of every second. Always keep in mind that, with music, you'll be rewarded in various ways for all the effort you put into your instrument and your career. You'll need a lot of patience along the way. Come up with short-term goals tailored to each stage or level you're aiming for.
Gain lots of experience playing in public — the more the better.
Make the most of every chance you get to play music.