Winner of Takemitsu Composition Award has been announced

Thomas Wally, Yiğit Kolat, Kaija Saariaho, Sebastian Hilli, Fabià Santcovsky photo © Michiharu Okubo

“Reachings for orchestra” by Sebastian Hilli (Finland) won first prize.

More details and comment is here.


What’s on ASIA June 2015 *Update as needed

Tours in ASIA

NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg w/ Thomas Hengelbrock

 Philharmonia Orchestra w/Vladimir Ashkenazy

Russian National Orchestra w/Mikhail Pletnev

Dresdner Philharmonie w/ Michael Sanderling

  • June 27th Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, Korea)
    w/ Kun-Woo Paik(Pf)
  • June 29th Sapporo Kitara Hall (Sapporo, Japan)
    w/ Mariko Senju(Vn)
  • July 2nd Musashino Culture Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
  • July 3rd Aichi Arts Center (Aichi, Japan)
  • July 4th The Symphony Hall (Osaka, Japan)
    w/ Kazune Shimizu(Pf)

Freiburger Barockorchester

  • June2
  • June4  NCPA (Beijing, China)

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Jonas Kaufmann

Maxim Vengerov

  • May26 Suntory Hall(Tokyo, Japan)
    w/ Tokyo University of Fine Arts Students Orchestra
  • June1 Suntory Hall(Tokyo, Japan)
    *Will perform “Original version” of Sibelius’s violin concerto

Yuja Wang





Argerich will be appear in Hiroshima and Tokyo this summar

Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra announced Martha Argerith will be perform in Aug 5(Hiroshima HBG hall) & 11(Suntory Hall, Tokyo) with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama. Argerich will perform Beethoven’s Piano concert No.1 C Major Op.15 as a tribute to 70 years of atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Ticket will be sold from June 7th.


Concert Detail

Little tips for buying ticket for Shanghai Symphony Hall is Europe based ticket agency.

They covers Shanghai Symphony Hall as a venue and their offer is looks like cheaper than offers in Hall’s official(Why? I have no idea). Additionally They accept international credit card or Paypal, and moreover they offer service in English language.

Link:’s Shanghai Symphony Hall page

MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu

“Argerich’s Haus” has completed and had ceremony with herself at Beppu

Beppu, the venue of annual music festival named “MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu”, today welcomed new concert venue dedicated to great pianist Martha Argerich. After the ceremony Argerich and young Japanese musician played first movement from  R.Schumann’s  Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 and third movement from same piece as a encore.

Argerich’s haus will have open house  May23-June3.



About Festival

Official website

Arigerich’s haus

TV news (Japanese language with Video)

MISA 2015 in Shanghai will be Jul7-18

1550503misaOne of iconic event in Shanghai’s summer, this year’s MISA(Music In Summer Air) will be 2015/Jul/7-18 according to their document calling for volunteer.

MISA is directed by Chinese giant conductor Long Yu and Charles Dutoit and its already 5th in this year.



Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Official website

What’s on ASIA May2015 *Update as needed


May2-4 La Folle Journee au Japon 2015(Tokyo, Japan)

May16,17 947 Music Festival (Shanghai, China)

May 9-18 MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu (Beppu &Tokyo, Japan )

May31  Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2015 Final Concert (Tokyo, Japan)

Tour in ASIA

Leif Ove Andsnes / Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Jonathan Nott / Bamberger Symphoniker

Thomas Hengelbrock/ NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg

Vladimir Fedoseyev / Tchaikowsky Symphony Orchestra

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Pinchas Zukerman

Jonas Kaufmann

Yuja Wang

947 Music Festival

“Maestro Maisky will be your driver” campaign

947 Music Festival in mid of May, announces pretty unique campaign, which named”“经典947”:麦斯基“当司机”(“Maestro Maisky will be your driver”)!”.

Detail of the prize is as below.
– Round transportation to Shanghai(believe domesitic only…)
– Accomodation for 2 nights at Shanghai
– 2days(May16&17) VIP tickets for 947 Festival
– Rights to ride same car to the concert venue with Maestro Maisky!
*Although title says “driver”, we don’t think he will.

■ How to apply
From May4th to 7th, at FM94.7’s 《与你共享》(12:00-) and 《轻松乐逍遥》(17:00-) quiz about Maestro will be on the test.You may call 021-62950947 to answer that quiz.
Eight(2 programme x 4 days) lucky people will get947’s special Bluetooth speaker and nominated to semi final at May11《与你共享》, then last two person will be step forward to final at next day’s
real final.



May 16 “Voice of Piece” Concert

May 17 “Maisky and Bamberger Symphoniker” Concert

This year’s Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival

This year Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival(OMF), formally named Saito Kinen Festival, will be held from August 8th at Matsumoto-shi(Nagano prefecture).

Ticket will be on sale from June6 1000AM, but official doesn’t announced detail yet.



Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival The 2015 Season Line-Up

Zhu Xiaomei cancelled performance at LFJ2015

Xiao-Mei@Julien-MignotToday LFJ official announced Chinese pianist Zhu Xiaomei to cancel her performance at La folle journee au Japon 2015 according to her health reason.

Israel pianist Mayan Porat will taking over her absence.

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