Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Aug 4, 2014

Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Conductor Seiji Ozawa said Monday that Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, a musical event in which he serves as general director, will be renamed Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in 2015. The use of the world-renowned Ozawa’s name is aimed at increasing worldwide recognition of the ...

Jun 13, 2013

Conductor Ozawa cancels Swiss lessons

Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland said Tuesday that the Japanese conductor has decided not to participate in this year’s lessons starting June 22, saying he has caught the flu. A source familiar with the matter said Ozawa hopes to be fully ready for his ...

Pianist Onishi to come out of retirement

May 2, 2013

Pianist Onishi to come out of retirement

by Shaun Mckenna

Pianist Junko Onishi will come out of retirement to perform one more time, at the finale of this year’s Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture. According to a statement released Friday, the 46-year-old musician was convinced to come back to the stage by ...