Masterclass & concert Fukuda Teruhisa in Rotterdam, August 2018

 On August 26 & 27, Fukuda Teruhisa (shakuhachi) and Kineya Shiho (shamisen) gave a masterclass, a concert and a workshop at the Japanese Cultural Centre Shofukan, Charloisse Kerksingel 32-14, 3082 DB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Listen back to some pieces of the concert here.

About Fukuda Teruhisa (福田 )

 Fukuda Teruhisa was born in 1949 in Nagano, Japan and studied shakuhachi under the guidance of Baizan Nakamura and Kohachiro Miyata. From 1986, he has been giving public performances. He plays both traditional Japanese music and shows a great interest in modern music.

 He is also an active composer and is the founder of the Hijirikai ensemble and school (Sainte-école). His school is deeply rooted in the tradition of koten honkyoku but it also contributes to developing contemporary music using shakuhachi, while exploring all the possibilities of the flute. As a performer and teacher, he is involved in liberating the shakuhachi from its strict traditional environment.

 He has played with many famous Japanese orchestras, including the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

 He has recorded several CDs including Shakuhachi Banquet (America N.P.M), Mysterious Sounds (California Legacy) and Esprits Animaux (ALM Records) and is a member of Pro Musica Nipponia.

 Watch here a concert of Fukuda Teruhisa together with Kineya Shiho on shamisen.