Violin week

Japan Week: In Concert: Tatsuya Yamauchi

Mon 22 Feb 2016


Join us for the fourth annual Japan Week at the University of Stirling. Enjoy an exciting programme of talks, film, culture, music and food, all inspired by the culture and stories of this fascinating country.

£10 / free to University of Stirling Students

Join Tatsuya Yamauchi and friends for a magical evening of classical and modern music. The setlist of the concert will be composed of movie music pieces, numbers from the Japanese musical unit PAPERMOON, and original musical pieces composed by Tatsuya Yamauchi. 

Tatsuya Yamauchi - Violin

From Miyakonojo of Miyazaki, Japan, Tatsuya is a graduate of Toho Gakuen College of Music, and is currently an instructor there. He has traveled nationwide, telling stories and playing music to children with Kageki Shimoda, an award-winning Japanese author. With the concept of “Japanese heart”, Tatsuya has been composing and performing music together with Shakuhachi (Japanese flute), with the aim of conveying music alongside Japanese history and remembering the fading scenery of Japan. He has also been making efforts to revitalize towns through music, as he produces music festivals and events, and composes music for towns nationwide. With his experience performing overseas, he has been awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the “Saitama Global Award”. Tatsuya has now been appointed as the ambassador of Saitama prefecture, Miyakonojo city, and Asago city, and continues to actively contribute to international exchange through music. 

Shun Mizobuchi  - Vocals

Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Shun spent his childhood years in Hawaii, USA. He started his training as a musical actor as a university student, and made his debut with The Wedding Singer (TOHO). After working at a Japanese tradinghouse, he resumed his theatrical career and is now performing in musicals and concerts. Shun is the vocalist for the musical unit PAPERMOON, and also writes English lyrics for the songs. His theatre credit includes A Tale of Two Cities, Hello! Dolly, and The Kiss of a Spiderwoman.

Kaori Kosakai/ Piano

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kaori is a graduate of Toho Gakuen College of Music. She has been performing together with Tatsuya Yamauchi nationwide. She has also performed overseas since 2011: in Scotland, Germany, and Korea. Kaori is also the accompanist for The Storytelling Troupe for Good Children led by Kageki Shimoda, an award winning Japanese author. She has studied with Shigeyo Ono, Yuko Katsube, and Kiiko Kanazawa.

A drinks reception will follow the concert. All tickets are £10 and free to University of Stirling students (ID is required).