I will be leading a Shakuhachi Workshop in Sydney on Sunday September 2nd from 10am-3pm for beginners (not absolute beginners)/intermediate players. The workshop will cover tone production, a honkyoku, a Fukuda Rando piece and a Japanese folk song.
Full details and registration available at www.shakuhachi.org.au
I’m very excited to be playing with the APQ strings in a concert featuring two beautiful works for shakuhachi and strings: Llef by Hilary Tann for shakuhachi and cello and Migration by Elizabeth Brown for shakuhachi, violin, viola and cello. Part of the 100clicksWest concert series in the Blue Mountains.
Don’t miss this great concert on April 15th. The delicate sounds of the shakuhachi and sitar intertwined with African grooves on the Calabash!
Come and hear some beautiful shakuhachi in the Auburn Botanic Garden at 12pm, August 19th and 26th!
My next concert will be with Georg Mertens on cello, as part of his “Cello and Chocolate” series. Marty Regan’s beautiful work Forest Whispers for shakuhachi and cello will feature, along with local composer Felicity Wilcox’s haunting Tambourin.
Put this date in your diaries! Rehearsals are well under way. It’s going to be a great night! We will be performing Lachlan Skipworth’s Light Rain, Marty Regan’s Voyage and Elizabeth Brown’s Mirage.
I’m playing shakuhachi at a Peace Meditation for the UN International Day of Peace tomorrow at 10.15am!
I’m running a beginner’s shakuhachi workshop at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on November 12th. If you’ve ever wanted to try the shakuhachi, now’s your chance! https://openacademy.sydney.edu.au/course/WFBSW
I’ll be playing shakuhachi at 1pm this Saturday (20th) and the following Saturday for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. Hope to see you there!