News category: Music

27 June 2013

Sayaka Shoji joining the Philharmonia Orchestra on 27/06/2013

On Thursday 27 June, Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji joins the Philharmonia Orchestra at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s iconic Violin Concerto. Described by The Sunday Times as displaying a ‘passionate, free, almost improvisatory virtuosity of the highest order’, Shoji is one of classical music’s most exciting talents and the Orchestra

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25 June 2013

Japanese Poetry Recital

Yuko Otsu will be hosting a poetry recital in Japanese of works by female poet, Noriko Ibaragi (1926-2006) read by Hiroko Oba.

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30 May 2013

Britain & Japan - 400 Years 'A Voyage Through Words and Music'

 At All Saints Church, Church Gate, Fulham (by Putney Bridge). On Tuesday 11th June we will be celebrating the arrival of the first British ship to reach Japan exactly 400 years ago and discovering the two nations’ maritime traditions, while enjoying some of their rich and diverse culture. Join us for an evening of live

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23 May 2013

East Asian Fusion concert-'Pochagi' at Royal Asiatic Society June 6

Hibiki Ichikawa, an incredible Tsugaru Shamisen player who has performed twice at the Daiwa Foundation twice,  will be joined by other Asian musicians for a one off performance on June 6 at 7pm. Pochagi is a celebration of East Asian music from Japan, Korea & China. The concert is presented by Yin Yang Collective, London’s East-West collaborative band

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3 May 2013

Japan 400 Concert: An Evening of Words and Music, 11 June

Join us in celebrating the arrival, 400 years ago to the day, of the first British ship to Japan with an evening of music and words drawn from the traditions of the two countries. The Daiwa Foundation’s own Director General, Jason James will take to the stage to sing, amongst an incredibly varied and distinguished

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12 March 2013

Abeya- Japanese Folk Musicians Visit UK Supported by the Daiwa Foundation

Japanese folk music group Abeya will be visiting the UK in March, supported by a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant, awarded in the September 2012 round. They will play two concerts, one at Durham University as part of the University’s Musicon Festival of East Asian Music on Wednesday 13 March at 7:30pm at the University Music

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18 February 2013

Shizengaku: Project Update and Forthcoming London Events

We gave Project Shizengaku a Daiwa Foundation Award in the September 2011 round of funding and the project members will present a series of events, including exhibitions and performances, in London over two weeks ( 24th Feb-9 March 2013 ).  Project Shizengaku is  a collaboration between the Music Department of  Goldsmiths, University of London and Fine Arts Department of

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11 February 2013

Review of 'Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan' by Orlando Byron

Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan was a series of concerts at the Barbican on February 2nd. Instead of focusing on one composer as they have done previously, they focused on one country. There were a number of concerts and films celebrating both traditional and modern classical music from Japan. The largest of the events on

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