Marco Lienhard has mastered the shakuhachi under Masters Katsuya Yokoyama and Teruo Furuya.He was the principal member of Ondekoza from 1981-1997. He has performed in the worlds most prestigious halls, including Carnegie Hall on many occasions, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Suntory Hall. Lienhard has done numerous recordings with Ondekoza and two critically acclaimed solo shakuhachi recordings. In 1995, Lienhard founded the group Taikoza and has toured Europe, the US and Mexico. Taikoza has also recordeed one CD available on Cd Baby.
Marco Lienhard has appeared on many TV shows including "Regis and Kathie Lee Show ," the PBS special "A World of Performances," MTV, NBC's 1998 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.Lienhard has recorded music for movies and documentaries and 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.
Marco Lienhard has done many solo concerts around the world. He regularly performs in New York and Japan.For schedule check the web site:
. Their best selling albums are available on MarcoLienhard.com, iTunes and cdbaby.com.
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
They have released a CD to critical acclaim and have collaborated on many other projects.
Look on www.taikoza.com for their concerts in your area, also check the website for upcoming CDs.
Check the other cd by Marco Lienhard
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