A beautiful album of meditative music by a very exceptional artist who has performed all over the world performing this magical instrument( including Carnegie Hall) .The calming sounds of the shakuhachi, Japanese bamboo flute will transport you to a world of relaxation.
Marco Lienhard --
Marco Lienhard was previously a member of the internationally acclaimed Japanese taiko group Ondekoza from 1981-1994. While touring as a professional taiko player in Japan, he studied the shakuhachi under Masters Teruo Furuya and Katsuya Yokoyama, quickly becoming a virtuoso solo artist.
Lienhard also studied the nohkan( Noh theater flute) with Masayuki Isso and the fue with Ondekoza.
In 1995, Lienhard founded the Taikoza drumming ensemble in New York, where he now makes his home.
Lienhard has performed more than 3000 concerts in Europe, Asia and North America with appearances at some of the world's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Osaka Castle Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Mr. Lienhard has performed with many artists, including Katsuya Yokoyama, Chikujo Ichikawa, Kazue Sawai , Southern All Stars, James Newton and members of Kodo.
He has contributed to many movies, documentaries and CDs, has done several recordings with Ondekoza , one with Taikoza and has two critically acclaimed solo shakuhachi recording.
Marco Lienhard has appeared on many TV shows including the Regis and Kathie Lee Show, the PBS special A World of Performances ( the 20th Anniversary Gala of Wolf Trap), a documentary for Canadian National TV, MTV and on NBC at the 1998 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
He was the featured shakuhachi player in the American premiere of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion with the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center. Tours and workshops in Russia, Europe, South AMerica
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Quotes from the Media:
“ An amazing Shakuhachi player Marco Lienhard has come out with a new CD, truly a very gifted and wonderful sense of musicality. Not since “ National Treasure” Yamaguchi Goro’s rendition of Kinko Honkyoku music have I felt the need to listen to more of his music. His rendition of Honkyoku form the Watazumi style is incredible and everyone studying the style should listen to it. His powerful and heartfelt rendition of Amazing grace reminded me of such gospel singers as Mahalia Jackson. ”
Hogaku Journal, Tokyo
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