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Yamaha grand pianos are the first choice of countless American and international pianists, and are featured center stage in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, music conservatories, international piano competitions, and music festivals.

Yamaha - A New Paradigm in Pianos

PianoWerkes of Albuquerque showcases a wide range of Yamaha grand and vertical piano models, including a 9' CFIII concert grand — rentable for concerts and special events

PianoWerkes is proud to be the exclusive Yamaha Dealer in Albuquerque and New Mexico.

More than a century has passed since Torakusu Yamaha handcrafted the first piano ever made in Japan, followed by the first Japanese grand piano in 1902. Today’s Yamaha grand pianos...distinguished by Yamaha’s registered trademark of three tuning forks...represent unparalleled Tone, Precision of Touch, Dynamic Range, Quality Control, and Lasting Value.

Yamaha grand pianos are the first choice of countless American and international pianists, and are featured center stage in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, music conservatories, international piano competitions, and music festivals — Classical, Jazz, and Contemporary idioms.

Did You Know?

More than any other piano maker, Yamaha builds a piano for every pianist — whether you're a beginner on a tight budget or an accomplished artist, you'll find an instrument of lasting value on which to hone your technique and express yourself.

Several pianists on Yamaha’s Artist Roster who are well known by New Mexico audiences include Olga Kern, Frederic Chiu, Sara Davis Buechner, Naida Cole, Anthony de Mare, Alexander Kobrin, Abbey Simon, and Oxana Yablonskaya ― to name a few.

Enjoy the Five-star rated video below of Frederic Chiu performing his own piano transcription of Bach'sErbarme Dich from St. Matthew Passion on a Yamaha concert grand. Frederic Chiu was a featured artist at the recent convention of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) held at the Hyatt Regency and Albuquerque Convention Center.

“The most popular NMSO guest artist of the last several seasons returns to thrill us with all-time great works from Haydn and Liszt! The Chicago Sun-Times calls Olga Kern, ‘a pianist with an empress-like control over every note and phrase…a true interpretive genius.’” -The New Mexico Music Commission
News of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
2009-2010 Concert Season

An Interview with Abbey Simon is below that will make you love the piano even more...

Abbey Simon has performed with most of the great orchestras of Europe under such eminent conductors as Sir John Barbirolli, Joseph Krips, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Walter Susskind, Colin Davis, Antal Dorati, Rafael Kubelik, George Szell, Wilhelm von Otterloo, Dean Dixon, Massimo Freccia, Eduard van Beinum, Carlo Maria Giulini, Ozawa, Mehta, and Leinsdorf.


“A pianist giant … especially, the name of Abbey Simon has to be remembered.”

Frederic Chiu is the recipient of prestigious awards ― the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Petscheck Award, and the American Pianists Association Fellowship ― it was his elimination before the final round of the 1993 Van Cliburn Competition that first brought him international notoriety. This roused enormous protest, and prominent stories in The New York Times referred to him as the “Maverick American Pianist."

Olga Kern, distinguished Russian classical pianist, was born into a family of musicians with ties to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Winner of numerous international piano competitions since age 11, she became the first woman in over 30 years to receive the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal in the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Sara Davis Buechner – prize winning pianist at the 1983 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. She was awarded the Gold Medal at the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and won the Bronze Medal in the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. Dr. Buechner has many celebrated recordings on the Connoisseur Society and Koch International labels, as well as a library of Yamaha Disklavier files.

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