Apple Shakuhachi Festival
Chirashi - Mixed Flavors of the Shakuhachi
The Fourth International Shakuhachi Festival
to took place in the Summer of 2004. This exciting world-class event was held
in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York City, from July 29 - August 1,
2004, at the brand new Performing Arts facilities on the campus of New York
University. The Festival provided a diverse program of classes, panel discussions
and concerts for shakuhachi players of all levels, from the top teachers and
performers of all the major schools and styles:
Kinko-Ryu, Tozan-Ryu, Chiku Ho-Ryu, Ueda-Ryu, Neza-Sa-Ha (Kinpu-Ryu), as well as Dokyoku, Myoan (Meian) Style and pieces played by Jin Nyodo.
Videos of the six evening concerts presented at the Festival are now available on DVD. They include performances by some of the top shakuhachi performers and teachers around the world, including Living National Treasure of the shakuhachi, Aoki Reibo Sensei. See details below for players and pieces performed. The concert series included traditional honkyoku, sankyoku and gaikyoku as well as modern pieces and shakuhachi played with other instruments. The first ever concert of international women shakuhachi masters was also featured at the Festival.