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Lara Downes joins Yamaha pianos / BroadwayWorld

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Yamaha Artist Services New York announced that Lara Downes has joined the company's impressive roster of artists. "We are delighted Lara has chosen Yamaha pianos and keyboards to be her partner on the concert stage, in the recording studio and for all her musical adventures for many years to come," said Bonnie Barrett, director of Yamaha Services.

Lara Downes is an iconoclast dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of concert music for diverse audiences. Her playing has been called "luscious, moody and dreamy" by The New York Times, and "ravishing" by Fanfare Magazine.  Downes' Sony Music debut album "For Lenny," a Leonard Bernstein centennial tribute, was awarded the 2017 Classical Recording Foundation Award and debuted in the Billboard Top 20. Classical Candor writes, "Downes' sensitive, nuanced playing brings out the best in everything." "I am thrilled to join the Yamaha family, where musical innovation, creative freedom and artistic expression are core values of our future-facing vision," Downes said. "The opportunity to make music on these great instruments, and with the Yamaha roster of great musicians, inspires me to bring my very best musical self to audiences and listeners across the globe."