Busy days continue! School works and first snow of the year!

It’s been quite a busy return to Japan, with school works coming one after another, and orchestra rehearsals getting more and more intense! At school, I’m building a project which has been very exciting to create, and I will reveal it here as soon as it is completed! As for the orchestra, I’ve just returned … More Busy days continue! School works and first snow of the year!

Festival!

Yesterday was a very tiring but very nice day! I played with my orchestra at a festival held in a park in the middle of an apartment complex. I think this kind of festivals is a very unique feature of Japan, and a really good way to get people closer to each other. It is … More Festival!

Anime: Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ)

I have always been a great fan of classical music. I mean, not always. I think I started to really love it since I started watching Nodame Cantabile. Noda Megumi (Nodame) is a gifted pianist who wants to be… a kindergarden teacher! But let’s look a bit to this anime plot. Chiaki Shinichi is a student at … More Anime: Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ)

明日への扉ミュージカル (Gateway to Tomorrow Musical)

On last Friday I went to watch a musical called 明日への扉 (Asu he no Tobira, Gateway to Tomorrow) in 新宿文化センター大ホール (Shinjuku Culture Center). It was my first time watching a musical live, and it was really nice! This musical had its first performance in 1994, in Osaka, and it reached the 100th performance in the … More 明日への扉ミュージカル (Gateway to Tomorrow Musical)

Itasui GOLD Prize, Tokyo 52nd Orchestra Contest!

Yesterday our orchestra participated in the 52nd Orchestra Contest in Tokyo, and won GOLD prize!! But no, not only one orchestra wins gold prize. I’ll explain: In Tokyo, there are several types of orchestra contests. As you may already know, Japanese orchestras are really awesome and despite being amateur, they have semi-professional abilities. The proof … More Itasui GOLD Prize, Tokyo 52nd Orchestra Contest!