MARCH 2020 – Teruo FURUYA performing with a shakuhachi made by Shakuhachi Atelier! I was very happy when Furuya sensei asked me to use one of the shakuhachi I made for his European premiere of Shofugin at his recent concert in Paris. The piece, composed by Keisuke Doi, is for 2.0 shakuhachi and voice. A short extract of Furuya’s performance you can see below:
JANUARY 2020 – Teruo FURUYA & Mizuka ONISHI Masterclass Paris 2020. Just finished the flyer for this years’ Masterclass! This year we are back at the Academy of Music and Theater Saint-Maurice/Paris. Of course there will be again an opportunity to test and purchase shakuhachi from Shakuhachi Atelier at the event. Hope to meet you there, meanwhile read all the details on the event page here.
JANUARY 2020 – Happy New Year to everyone! We at Shakuhachi Atelier wish you much success with all your plans and projects in 2020.
DECEMBER 2019 – As part of the “Découverte de la musique japonaise” weekend of Emmanuelle Rouaud and Naoko Kikuchi in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France, I was presenting my PVC shakuhachi at the Franco-Japanese Cultural Institute, Salle Jacques Brel as well as the Canal Mediatheque in Montigny. Some impression on the event page here.
DECEMBER 2019 – New 2.0 shakuhachi now in stock! A fine player with darkish tone colour and easy accessible meri notes, made from Japanese bamboo. See more details at shop page jiari-shakuhachi
DECEMBER 2019 – Introductory free skype session! Shakuhachi-atelier.com has teamed up with professional flutist and shakuhachi performer Emmanuelle Rouaud (emmanuelle-rouaud.com) and is happy to announce that we can offer now a free skype session to help you get started with your new instrument purchased at shakuhachi-atelier.com (either bamboo or PVC). The session will cover basic fingering positions, posture and sound production as well as the basic handling and maintenance of your (bamboo) shakuhachi. The session will last approx. 30 minutes and can be conducted either in English, French or German. Further lessons can be arranged with Emmanuelle (€ 35 / 45 minutes), if you wish to continue studying shakuhachi via skype. Just drop us an email to arrange your free session.
NOVEMBER 2019 – We just launched the CD & Notation page in our shakuhachi shop. We are aiming to offer a selection of shakuhachi music, ranging from traditional to contemporary on CD, which are not at all or not widely available otherwise. There is also a selection of sankyoku sheet notation as published by the Chikuyusha school in Japan. Have a browse. More CDs and notation added in due time.
See shop page > shakuhachi cd & notation
SEPTEMBER 2019 – New 1.8 now in stock! One new beautiful shakuhachi is available in the shop now.
See shop pages > jiari shakuhachi
SEPTEMBER 2019 – Just returned from Japan. It was a very interesting and informative time to study there with the master shakuhachi maker Miura Ryuho and to delve deeper into jiari making processes. Looking forward to put it all into practice in my shakuhachi making workshop!
Also took part in the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan (KSK) Festival in Bisei celebrating 30 years since Yokoyama Katsuya founded the Kenshūkan. Some pics in the gallery page and you can read my report of th event on the blog page here
JULY 2019 – New 1.8 now in stock! Three new beautiful shakuhachi were just finished and are available in the shop now. See shop pages > jiari shakuhachi
JUNE 2019 – Choose your colour! PVC shakuhachi now available! See Shop > pvc shakuhachi
MAY 2019 – Bryan Fleming posted a nice video of him playing the flute he bought from shakuhachi-atelier at the WSF2018 in London. Thanks! Sounds great! 😉 The Parting Glass Shakuhachi Cover