This joint project between Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Québec province succeeded in holding a Montréal version of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s outdoor summer concert in Berlin, Wald Bühne. For this first concert, in accordance with the plans of music director Kent Nagano, Eitetsu Hayashi was invited to perform “Hi-Ten-Yu” (by composer Isao Matsushita) as the main program. An audience of 20,000 enjoyed a co-performance of wadaiko Japanese drums with the orchestra.
A founding member of the Sado Onidaiko Za (1971-1981) and Kodo, he has been a central figure in developing creative Japanese drum performances. He started his solo career in 1982, after establishing the foundation for the Taiko performing arts. His first performance at the Carnegie Hall in 1984 won him international acclaim as a Taiko soloist, unprecedented in modern music. He established new performing techniques for Odaiko solo, and developed his unique Taiko style. His accomplishments have given taiko its status as an instrument with infinite creative potential.
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Montreal Olympic Park, Montreal, Canada