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 trumpet Player Sergio Charrinho
How does your instrument help you in your everyday life as an artist?
For every musician, our instrument is our work tool. And when we're working with good tools, it helps us do our job. I like to think of my instrument as an extension of my voice and of my ability to project. What's great about Yamaha trumpets is that they give us all these features: resonance, fine-tuning, projection, timbral contrasts and sound emission.
How would you describe your instrument?
I currently use the Yamaha 9335NYS model. It's a trumpet that's especially suited to playing in an orchestra, in terms of its resonance and projection. I choose Yamaha for the quality of their instruments, but also because of the team of Yamaha professionals they put at our disposal.
When, how and why did you first come into contact with Yamaha?
My connection with Yamaha goes all the way back to 1998, when I got a 6335II Bb model. I always loved that trumpet, and it served me well for a long time. More recently, I had the chance to work with Yamaha through some teaching organizations, which rekindled my passion for the brand and ultimately led to this artistic cooperation between us.
Which of your teachers has influenced you the most, and is there any advice or knowledge from them that you still pass on to others?
Every teacher I've had the privilege of working with has been important, and they've all influenced me in one way or another. The lessons they taught me are the same ones I try to pass on to my students — adapting them for each student, of course.
What is the best advice you could give a young musician?
A motivational message for all the trumpet players out there: hard work and dedication always bring rewards.