Virtual Lecture/Demonstration and Short Performance on the Shakuhachi, Japanese Bamboo Flute

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James Nyoraku Schlefer is a Grand Master of the shakuhachi — the ancient Japanese end blown flute. One of only a handful of non-Japanese artists to have achieved this rank, he received the Dai-Shi-Han (Grand Master) certificate in 2001, and his second Shi-Han certificate in 2008, from the Mujuan Dojo in Kyoto. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood and BAM, as well as multiple concert venues across the country and in Japan, Indonesia, Brazil and Europe. As a composer, Schlefer has written multiple chamber and orchestral works combining Japanese and Western instruments as well as numerous pieces solely for traditional Japanese instruments. In December 2015, he was recognized by Musical America Worldwide as one of their “30 Top Professionals and Key Influencers” for his work both as a composer and Artistic Director of Kyo-Shin-An Arts, the award-winning contemporary music organization. To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

Donated by: James Schlefer
Valued at: Priceless