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Some Upcoming Events

  • 12 & 13 March, 2016, Shomyo Buddhist Chanting workshop at Ateliers d'Ethnomugicologie, Geneva, Swiss. Advanced group: 12th 16:00~18:30 / 13th 18:30~21:00. Beginners: 13th 10:00~13:00. More info clic here.
  • 9 & 10 April, 2016, Shomyo Buddhist Chanting workshop at Aula de Musicas, Madrid, Spain. 9th 16:30~19:30, 10th 11:00~14:00. More info clic here.
  • 28 & 29 April, 2016, Shomyo Buddhist Chanting workshop at Zen Temple of La Gendronnière, France, in the events of 'Arts et Santé'. More info clic here.
  • 27 May, 2016, 20:30, Biwa solo concert at Festival Arkhé, Bussigny, Swiss. More info clic here.
  • 28 & 29 May, 2016, Shomyo Buddhist Chanting workshop at Ateliers d'Ethnomugicologie, Geneva, Swiss. Advanced group: 28th 13:30~16:00 / 29th 18:30~21:00. Beginners: 29th 10:00~13:00. More info clic here.
  • 2 ~ 7 September, 2016, Shomyo Buddhist Chanting workshop at Paxos, Greece. More info clic here.
  • 25 October, 2016, Shomyo Buddhist Chanting workshop at National Conservatory Superior of Music and Dance in Lyon, France.
  • 26 October, 2016, Biwa solo concert at National Conservatory Superior of Music and Dance in Lyon, France.
  • 26 & 27 November, 2016, Shomyo Buddhist Chanting workshop at Ateliers d'Ethnomugicologie, Geneva, Swiss. More info clic here.

Play for Paris

On the 20 and 21 November,2015, surrounded by full of audience, Junko Ueda presents her recitals of Epic Story of Heike at Maison des Cultures du Monde in Paris. In this tremendously difficult moment, what we need now is music. Let's play for Paris!

Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Junko Ueda in Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris

© photo: François Guénet

Montreal concert & workshop

On the 1st November 2015, Junko Ueda gives her recital "The Epic of The Heike" at Bourgie Hall in Montreal, Canada, performing four pieces: Dan-no-Ura; Shunkan; Yoshitsune; Gion-Shôja. This concert is presented with English and French subtitling. Next day, she presents her shomyo workshop at University of Montreal.

Geneva Camerata Marathon Concert

On the 27th October at Comedie de Geneva, Junko Ueda participates among 30 artists in the Marathon concert by the Geneva based chamber orchestra Geneva Camerata.

Geneva Camerata Marathon Concert
Geneva Camerata Marathon Concert

Geneve, concert and workshop

Concert
October 3, 2015, 20:30: Double concert 'Musiques du Japon Ancien, Chants Biwa et Koto' at MEG - Musée d'ethnographie de Genève.

Junko Ueda in Geneva (© photo: Dora Zarzavatsaki)
Junko Ueda in Geneva (© photo: Dora Zarzavatsaki)

Shomyo workshop
October 3, 2015, 14:00 ~ 16:00: for advanced students
October 4, 2015, 10:30 ~ 12:30: for beginners
October 4, 2015, 14:00 ~ 16:00: for advanced students
October 4, 2015, 16:30 ~ 17:15: presentation of the workshop at MEG

Concert and workshops are organized by Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie in the occasion of the exhibition at MEG 'The Buddhism of Madame Butterfly, Buddhist Japonism'. Registration and information of the workshop: 022-919.0494

Geneva Announcement
Geneva Announcement

Copenhagen World Music Festival

Solo concert at Copenhagen World Music Festival in Koncert Kirken.

Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival
Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival
Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival
Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival
Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival
Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival
Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival
Junko Ueda at Copenhagen World Music Festival

© photo: Jacob Crawfurd

Some Upcoming Events

July 8, 2015, biwa solo concert, Devonshire Square, City of London Festival, UK, on the occasion of Festival Satsuma 150 (the 150 anniversary of the arrival of the Satsuma Students in the UK).
July 10, 2015, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, lecture and concert on the occasion of Festival Satsuma 150. At 17:15~18:00 lecture with Dr. Divid Hughes and at 19:00 biwa concert with traditional pieces and November Steps Cadenza by Toru Takemitsu (with shakuhachi by Joe Browning)
July 11&12, 2015, 11:00 ~ 17:00: Two days Shomyo chanting workshops at SOAS University of London (Russell Square: College Buildings). More info and contact at: SOAS / Buddhist Chant from Japan
September 6, 2015, biwa solo concert in Koncert Kirken, Copenhagen World Music Festival, Denmark
October 3, 2015, biwa concert in Ethnographic Museum, Geneva, on the occasion of Exhibition Buddhism
October 3 & 4, 2015, shomyo Buddhist chanting workshop at Ethnographic Museum, Geneva, on the occasion of Exhibition Buddhism
November 1, 2015, 14:00, biwa solo concert in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Bourgie Hall, Montreal, Canada
November 2, 2015, shomyo workshop at University of Montreal
November 20&21, 2015, biwa solo concert, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris, France

Shomyo Workshop in Geneva

After the one-week Shomyo Summer Course last year in Geneva (La Croisée des Cultures - 20e Stage de Danses et Musiques du Mondo), from last December Ueda is presenting Shomyo Workshop every two month at Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie, Geneva, Swiss. The nest session is:

  • Date: Thursday, 23 April, 2015
  • Place: Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie (10, Rue de Montbrillant, Geneva)
  • Time: 18:00 ~ 18:50 : beginner, 19:00 ~ 21:30 : All together (beginner + advanced)
  • Fee: beginner + all together 60 frs (50 frs for ADEM members), All together 50 frs (40 frs for ADEM members)
  • Information: 022-919.0494
  • Registration: 022-919.0494, stages@adem.ch

Some Upcoming Events

  • November 14, 2014, 18:30: Gion-Shoja Biwa Singing Workshop at Kôfuku-ji Temple, Nagasaki, Japan.
  • November 15, 2014, 18:00: Duo Ueda Offermans Concert at Kôfuku-ji Temple, Nagasaki, Japan. The program includes: Tsuru-no-Sugomori; Shunkan; Heike Duo and Ingen's Dream (with shomyo Buddhist chanting of Obaku-shu monks). Ingen's Dream is their special composition, dedicated for Ingen's (Chinese founder of Obaku-shu Buddhist sect) arrival in Japan 360 years anniversary.
  • December 11, 2014, 18:30 ~ 21:30: Shomyo Workshop at Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie, Geneva, Swiss.
  • February 26, 2015, 18:15 ~ 19:00 beginners / 19:00 ~ 21:30 all together: Shomyo Workshop at Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie, Geneva, Swiss.
  • March 28, 2015, 22:00: Festival Electr()cution, Brest, France. Ueda will perform "Erkos" and "Galaxies", compositions by French composer Jean-Claude Eloy for biwa/voice and live-electronics.
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