In 2017, 200 years after the death of Yamada koto school founder Kengyo Yamada, we will present a program exclusively comprising Kengyo Yamada’s works including some rare music, and performed by the leading koto performer of our day.
Chihako no Tamazusa
Kinoji no Oku Shiki no Dan
Chogonka no Kyoku
These pieces was composed by the person Yamada Kengyo.
Shoin Hagioka, Kisaku Kadata, Yoshio Nakagawa, Koichi Suzuki, Showa Yamato, Hozan Yamamoto, Miki Hagioka, Shino Hagioka, Yuko Hagioka, Okahana Watanabe
In 1980 koto player Shoin Hagioka succeeded to the title of Shoin Hagioka IV. In 1990 he issued “Busoshoka Shusei”(a collection of 227 Yamada school koto pieces). In 1992 NHK Service Center, Inc. published his Yamada-school koto-uta vocal solo collection of 80 tunes, “Kadensho”. In 2002 Hagioka was awarded Best Newcomer prize in the 23rd Matsuo Prize of Entertainment. He was awarded the Excellence Award in the Music Division of the Arts Festival sponsored by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs at the 1st Shoin Hagioka Recital, and in 2005 received the 55th Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists. In 2009 he won the Prize for Excellence at the Pola Traditional Japanese Culture Awards. In 2014, he won the 3rd Nakajima Katsusuke Creative Prize. He founded the Hagioka faction of the Yamada School of koto music, and is president of the Hagioka-kai. He is a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts and vice-president of the Nihon Sankyoku Association. He is also vice president of the Yamada School of Koto Music Association and director of GenPouRen. He lectures at the Seihaongakuin music school and is a member of the Ko no Kai.
Professor of the Department of Traditional Japanese Music
Tokyo University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-Ku, Tokyo 110-8714
Kioi Small Hall (Chiyoda City, Tokyo)