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 the Yamaha artist and euphonium player Steffen Mærsk
Statement about your relation with Yamaha or your instrument:
I choose to work together with Yamaha, because our views on what is important in the world of banding, is very similar.
It is about inspiring more youngsters to take up playing!
How does your instrument help you in your daily life as an artist?
You don´t have to worry about it. It is just there, doing what you can make it do - so it is only up to me how far I want to go.
How would you characterise your instrument?
Well built and easy to play.
Who was your most influential teacher and is there any advice which you still follow?
Torbjörn Kroon and Ove Holm Larsen.
It can be fun, it can pay well, or you can learn a lot from it... two out of three must be fulfilled for me to say yes.
Advice for a young musician:
Find a good band to play in, and listen to as much music as possible!... All kinds of music!