Alex Cesare Elia

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 Alex Cesare Elia

Statement about your relation with Yamaha or your instrument:

Flexibility and ease, technical perfection and freedom to play in a balance that has never been so perfect.

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

The instrument help me with the disarming ease of intonation, the homogeneity as well as the quick and easy response in the various registers, the projection, the maintenance of the compactness of the sound, as well as the timbral/musical flexibility... it is truly the closest to perfection trumpet I have ever tested in my work.

How would you characterise your instrument?

Full, brilliant and flexible

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

Davide Sanson, the trumpet professor at the Conservatoire de la Vallée d'Aoste and, to date teacher of the Italian Youth Orchestra.

Advice for a young musician:

Quality always pays off, but you need a lot of patience and perseverance. Do not waste time in unsuccessful situations and have the courage to change direction when necessary: remember that each of us has our own path and comparing yourself to the careers of others serves little purpose. If anything, think about having fun and studying more!