Julian Jou-li Blumenthaler

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 String Player Julian Jou-li Blumenthaler

Statement about your relation with Yamaha or your instrument:

I have been playing Yamaha instruments in a jazz/hip-hop context for over 10 years

How does your instrument help you in your daily life as an artist?

Practising at any time of day is possible, as I like to work at night and be creative. In addition, the Yamaha SV-250 guarantees a sound quality in the band context that allows me to concentrate fully on the music.

Who was your most influential teacher and is there any advice which you still follow?

Maximilian Grosch and all the recordings I have heard and transcribed!

Advice: Forget everything when you're on stage!