MARCH 2020

We are excited to announce our 2020 Masterclass with Teruo FURUYA (shakuhachi), director and principal instructor of the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan (KSK) in Japan and Mizuka ONISHI (koto/shamisen), recipient of the Tottori Prefecture Cultural Achievement Award 2020, in Saint-Maurice (Paris). The dates are the weekend of the 7 & 8 March and for the location we will return to the Academy of Music and Theater of Saint Maurice.

As in previous years the masterclass will again offer an opportunity to study honkyoku pieces from the Katsuya YOKOYAMA lineage as transmitted through the Kenshūkan and from the wider KSK repertoire. This years’ pieces will be the two honkyoku Koku and Sagariha, the sokyoku Haru no Kyoku and the modern Fukuda RANDO composition Tabibito no Uta. For registered participants we will send you photocopied scores and sound files in due course.

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March

Olivier Messiaen Academy of Music and Theater Saint-Maurice
The François Devienne Auditorium
30 bis rue du Maréchal Leclerc
94410 Saint-Maurice/Paris

Metro line 8, Charenton-Écoles or École Vétérinaire de Maison-Alfort

Master class 10h00 – 17h30
Koto/Shamisen class 10h00 – 12h30
Lunch break 12h30 – 14h00

Shakuhachi 1 DAY = € 75 / 2 DAYS = € 140
Koto/Shamisen 1 DAY = € 60 / 2 DAYS = € 110

You are welcome to come to the masterclass for ‘listening only’ (€ 20 per day)

To reserve your place at the Masterclass 2020 or for any questions please contact us at furuya.masterclass[at] Fees to be paid on the first day in cash.

You can find all the info as PDF here

Hope to see you there!
Emmanuelle, Katsura, Thorsten


“Découverte de la musique japonaise” – as part of a weekend of traditional and contemporary japanese music with Emmanuelle Rouaud (shakuhachi) and Naoko Kikuchi (koto, shamisen) in Montigny-le-Bretonneux (France), I was presenting my PVC shakuhachi at the Franco-Japanese Cultural InstituteSalle Jacques Brel as well as the Canal Mediatheque in Montigny

‘Sakura’ – Shaku PVC yellow and blue played by students of the shakuhachi class at the Music Academy at Montigny-le-Bretonneux.
There was a lot of interest and efforts to make that elusive first ‘ro’ by audience members afterwards.
At the Franco-Japanese Cultural Institute even the youngest wanted to try!
And the shamisen.