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CLASSICAL

Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 27, 2022
Nagano music festival stays true to Seiji Ozawa's musical legacy
The maestro's daughter, Seira Ozawa, sees his passion reflected at the month-long Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Aug 22, 2022
Bid to restore Fukuoka piano signed by renowned classical artists launched
Famous pianists including Wilhelm Kempff of Germany, Emil Gilels of Russia and Arthur Rubinstein of Poland are among those whose autograph graces the instrument.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 10, 2022
Japanese-owned Stradivarius violin sells for $15 million at auction
The violin, made by Antonio Stradivari in 1714 during the Italian craftsman's 'golden period,' was put up by Tokuji Munetsugu, founder of the operator of the CoCo Ichibanya restaurant chain.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 26, 2022
Classical music incorporated: The Japanese CEO who also plays Chopin
Kyohei Sorita founded Japan National Orchestra Co. just a year ago, during the pandemic, as for-profit endeavor.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 18, 2021
‘See-Through’: Kumi Takahara shines on ambient album with classical roots
A classically trained violinist experiments with her instrument, scratching and sliding on the strings to create 10 contemporary soundscapes.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 4, 2020
Vienna Philharmonic's Japan tour offers hope for overseas ensembles
The Japanese government granted the orchestra a special entry permit and allowed them to forgo a 14-day quarantine, after considering the “importance of cultural exchange.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2020
Boston proclaims Japan conductor's birthday 'Seiji Ozawa Day'
The U.S. city of Boston has proclaimed Sept. 1 as "Seiji Ozawa Day" in honor of the renowned former Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor, who turned 85 on Tuesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 22, 2020
Summer music festival adapts classical music program with stage and livestream performances
The annual Festa Summer Muza Kawasaki is going ahead with its 2020 edition by holding 17 concerts in front of limited audiences alongside livestream performances.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Apr 10, 2020
Orchestrating a COVID-19 stopgap for classical concerts
Facing cancellations and postponements as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra has taken to livestreaming its concerts.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 4, 2019
Bach to basics with father and son maestros
Masaaki Suzuki and his son Masato are decidating their time to promoting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach through Bach Collegium Japan
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 27, 2019
Tomoe Sawa: The singer bridging the Japan-South Korea divide
Tomoe Sawa, the first person to legally sing in Japanese in South Korea after the Second World War, hopes to improve ties between the two countries with her bilingual concerts and recordings
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 17, 2019
Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii sets the bar high with new concert series
Nobuyuki Tsujii, a piano who has been blind since birth, talks about his upcoming projects and his friendship with violinist Fumiaki Miura
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 17, 2019
Kitri: Sisters are doin' it for themselves
Monami Kida can't remember the last time she had an argument with Hinano, her younger sister and partner in the classical-meets-pop project Kitri.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 24, 2019
Robert Ryker carved a niche for Tokyo Sinfonia by rescoring more than 500 classics
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Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 14, 2019
The classical vision of Masahide Kajimoto, the 'eccentric' president
Born to a forward-thinking father who founded Kajimoto Concert Management in 1951, Masahide Kajimoto calls himself "the eccentric second (president)."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 5, 2019
The man bringing classical music to millions through La Folle Journee returns to Tokyo
Instead of explaining the essence of classical music in words, French music producer Rene Martin chooses a piece from an enormous number of musical samples stored in his smartphone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Feb 25, 2019
Nagoya student tracks classical and jazz gigs for music fans across Japan
A student at Nagoya University's Graduate School of Information Science has developed an online platform for music fans that keeps them update on classical and jazz concerts by musician and venue.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 9, 2018
Etsko Tazaki creates her own legacy at the piano keys
If you were a musician and your death was imminent, what piece of music would you like to cover before you die? Maybe you'd want to play a Sex Pistols track on the guitar, or perhaps try mastering a trumpet solo by Dizzy Gillespie?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 14, 2018
Jia Pengfang left his home in rural China with an erhu and a dream
Jia Pengfang's talent with the erhu took him around the world, but would audiences overseas appreciate the traditional Chinese instrument?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Aug 11, 2018
Duo Yumeno: Making music across the Pacific
Contemporary classical duo bring together the cello, koto and shamisen for original classical contemporary compositions.

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