Both of Yamamoto’s parents were composers and he learned piano and composition from an early age. He studied conducting under his father. He learned cello and graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts , he also took his Master’s degree at the same university. He played cello for the Halley String Quartet and for the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra as a principal cellist and is currently active as both cello soloist and conductor. Yamamoto is appointed chief conductor of the Tokyo New Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011. In 2013, he conducted the Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra on national television. He conducted the same orchestra again to high acclaim at the National Theatre of Yangon in November 2014 and became its music director and chief conductor in 2015.He is giving concerts in Yangon and in Naypyitaw regularly. In addition to classical music, his concerts incorporate a wide range of other generous, including cartoon and theatrical scores, and he still performs on cello as well. Through all these activities, his constant goal is to present richly expressive, heartwarming music that imparts serenity and courage to the audience.