Yamaha & Théâtre des Champs Elysées, France

Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris in complete harmony with Yamaha CFX concert grand and Clavinova CLP.

Founded in 1913, the prestigious Théâtre des Champs Elysées lies at the heart of Parisian cultural life. It is renowned for its exceptional creative classical music program.

The Théâtre des Champs Elysées has installed the flagship Yamaha CFX concert grand, which is proving highly popular amongst the most discerning and demanding international artists. The CFX is played on the main stage of the theatre and its sound is enjoyed by both pianists and public alike.

The theatre turned to Yamaha to help address the practical challenges inherent in running a very demanding daily performance and rehearsal schedule. Yamaha worked closely with the venue to provide a solution, culminating in the installation of a combination of acoustic pianos and a Clavinova digital piano.

The CLP-370 Clavinova plays an invaluable role in the theatre’s hectic rehearsal schedule. It has proved to be particularly advantageous to the opera singers who have benefitted from the Clavinova’s ability to be quickly re-tuned to any key and from the authenticity of its Harpsichord voice. Without the latter, the theatre management would have had to have spent considerable time and resources maintaining traditional baroque instruments which can be fragile, expensive and too difficult to tune at short notice.

A spokesperson for the theatre comments:

“The Yamaha Clavinova has provided a superb solution to a range of practical issues. It has dramatically reduced the problems we encounter with rehearsal time, and the brilliant quality of all the voices meets the high artistic demands of our artists whilst allowing us to better use our resources around the building. The Clavinova has proved to be a precious working tool for the theatre.”