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Yori-Aki Matsudaira, Portrait Concert 2019

  • Organization : TRANSIENT
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


TRANSIENT presented a concert centering on vocal works by Yori-Aki Matsudaira. The event featured experienced performers of Matsudaira’s music, Maki Ota (soprano), Kazue Nakamura (piano), Keizo Mizoiri (contrabass), Gaku Yamada (guitar) and Fumiko Kai (viola), who performed five of his vocal works and two instrumental ones. In a performance of an exceedingly high level, the musicians successfully conveyed how Matsudaira’s systematic thinking is connected to the extremely varied world of his work. You can get a taste of this diverse world of musical composition in clips posted on YouTube.


A voluntary group formed in September 2016 by Jun’ichi Isihizuka, Masamichi Kinoshita, Masato Kouchi, Youichi Sugiyama and Ryuta Nishikawa in order to bring together the ideal performers to play works it believes truly ought to be heard today, principally works by Yori-Aki Matsudaira. The group incorporates and builds on the lecture recital series “Ask the Musician,” personally produced by organization head Ishizuka. In December 2018 it presented the world premiere of Matsudaira’s opera “The Provocators” (piano reduction version), a work they still perform today. The group plans to hold a solo exhibition of chamber music by Matsudaira in February, 2021.


Jun‘ichi Ishizuka
4-33-19, Shimo-Syakujii, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, 177-0042
Tel: +81-(0)3-3996-7161
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Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Shinjyuku City, Tokyo