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August 19, 2016 01:41 PM

Kawai 90th Anniversary Pre-Event – Mikhail Pletnev Piano Recital

Kawai Musical Instruments MFG. Co., Ltd. (President: Mr. Hirotaka Kawai) hosted “Mikhail Pletnev Piano Recital” at Sakura Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo on July 5, 2016. The philosophy of the company has been “Making The World’s Best Piano” since Koichi Kawai started Kawai Musical Instruments laboratory in 1927. Since then, the philosophy has been maintained by three generations, including Shigeru Kawai, former chairman, and Hirotaka Kawai, current chairman. Mikhail Pletnev, the Russian great master pi...

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August 19, 2016 01:39 PM

Yamaha Salon Concert by Maya Ando

Maya Ando, who resides in Germany and won the Johanes Brahms International Competition (Piano Category) in 2015, hosted a solo concert entitled “Parts of Me” at the Yamaha Ginza concert salon, sponsored by Yamaha Piano Artist Service. She went on to Hannover Conservatory after graduating from high-school in Hamamatsu, and graduated at the top of her class. Currently, she is enrolled in the soloist course at Detmold Conservatory, in addition to teaching younger students at music schools. As the n...

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August 19, 2016 01:36 PM

HOSCO Bluegrass One Stop Supplier

Mr. Shinji Hosokawa sees the bluegrass market as relatively stable because it is not a big business in Japan. He said, “In the last ten years, I can feel a trend of increasing bluegrass fans among college students. Also, current bluegrass fans are much different from the Bill Monroe freaks in the ‘70s”. It can be seen that fans are approaching bluegrass music from their interest in musical instruments and not from the style of music. HOSCO has a series of less expensive Balaton brand musical ins...

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