Saturday 6 July 2019 1:00PM

HONJOH Hidejiro shamisen

Avex Recital Series 2019


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


  • 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.

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

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