Saturday 6 July 2019 1:00PM

HONJOH Hidejiro shamisen

Avex Recital Series 2019

Additional notes

Confirmation of Programme
The programme for this concert has been confirmed as listed below:


This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • HONJOH Hidejiro shamisen

As the traditional Japanese instrument becomes increasingly popular, the 2019 Avex Recital Series will see the return of shamisen solo performer HONJOH Hidejiro. With his unique blend of visceral musicality and virtuosic technique, Honjoh was the first shamisen performer to receive the prestigious Idemitsu Music Award. After blowing audiences away during his spectacular debut last year, he will perform the world première of Ryuichi Sakamoto's new composition.

  • Marios Joannou Elia (b.1978)
        • RED (world première)
  • Dai Fujikura (b.1977)
        • neo
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto (b.1952)
        • honj I ~ III (world première)
  • Vijay Iyer (b.1971)
        • Jiva (UK première)
  • Kenjiro Urata (b.1941)
        • Hekitan II
  • Yuji Takahashi (b.1938)
        • Hamlet to be or not