Starting 7.30 p.m., no admission fee.
Tsugaru Shamisen: AGATSUMA, Hiromitsu
Piano: AKITA Shinji
Profile AGATSUMA Hiromitsu
Agatsuma started Tsugaru-Shamisen when he was six years old. He won the numerous music competitions in his youth which garnered attention among traditional Japanese music scene. Aside from his reputation, he was passionate to push his boundary and often collaborated with jazz and rock musicians. He made a CD debut “AGATSUMA” in 2001. His first and sixth album “○−en” have won the prestigious "Japan Gold Disk Award” – an honor given to whoever marked the largest record sales of that year.
He has actively collaborated with musicians abroad, such as Marcus Miller and Herbie Hancock to name a few. Other activities include acoustic live concerts solely playing folk music, and provide a class-room acoustic live at the elementary schools all over Japan. He tirelessly pursues both "Tradition and Innovation” of the Tsugaru-Shamisen through his performances.
For program please refer to the German or Japanese page!