Marco Lienhard was one for lead performer with ONDEKOZA for 18 years from 1981-1998. He is a the key member to organize the US Marathon tour 1990-1993 for Ondekoza as a performer, PR, Stage manager, lighting to goto person. Lienhard is also a producer of many shows for Ondekoza and Taikoza all over the world. While touring as a professional taiko player in Japan, he studied shakuhachi under Maser Katsuya Yokoyama, quickly becoming a virtuoso solo artist. Lienhard also studied the fue and the nohkan (Noh theater flute) with Masayuki Isso. Lienhard has performed more that 3000 concerts in Europe, Asia, and North America with appearances at some of the world's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Ballroom, Boston Symphony Hall, Osaka Castle Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center and Suntory Hall in Tokyo and he has performed with the NYC Opera. Marco Lienhard also teaches internationally and in the last year has been teaching and performing in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil and Argentina. Marco Lienhard was the soloist for the NYC Opera production of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Toshiro Mayuzumi. He recently premiered Voyage X with the New Juilliard Ensemble as a Shakuhachi soloist. His organizations East Winds, Inc. is the recipient of many grants that have helped Taikoza present educational and community concerts throughout the five boroughs of NYC. East Winds, Inc. is continuing to bring Japanese music to the world and present Taikoza around the world. Check Taikoza.com if you want to support their effort. Hundred of thousands of Children throughout the world will be thankful to you for decades to come. Children call Taikoza 's performance the best thing they have ever experienced, seen and heard! Make difference and start donating too- Taikoza.com
In 1995, M. Lienhard founded the group Taikoza with which he has toured in Europe, Russia, Mexico and the US. Marco Lienhard is also the director and founder of East Winds Ensemble, a shakuhachi and koto ensemble based in New York with which he performs also internationally. Taikoza and East Winds Ensemble are part of a not for profit organization (East Winds, Inc.) based in New York that promotes Japanese music.
Lienhard has released many CDs (Taiko and Shakuhachi) to critical acclaim including Taikoza: Beginnings, which was nominated for best Wolrd music CD for the JPF awards. He can be heard on the award winning (best score) Nintendo Wii game: Red Steel. He also has recorded the sequel Red Steel 2 to come out next year. Lienhard has also appeared on many TV program including the NBC Macys' Thanksgiving parade, ABC's Regis and Kathie Lee, History Channel, ESPN, PBS and many more.
Soundtrack available on iTunes (as well as all CD by Marco Lienhard and Taikoza can be found also on cdbaby.com)
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