Junod Music Festival
Junod Music Festival is held as a charity music festival once a year. This sends a message to the audiences about the preciousness of love and courage beyond generation respecting the spirits of Dr. Marcel Junod, who was a Swiss doctor of the International Committee of the Red Cross, carried fifteen tons of medical supplies to Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb, and did relief activities on his own as well. Revenue is used for foreign medical support activities and others in order to follow in Dr. Junod’s will.
“Junod Music Festival 2018” December 1,2018 flyer
part1 Oboe Seiryuu Sai Piano Akiko Kojo
Profile Seiryuu Sai
Mr. Sai was born in Hiroshima city and started Oboe at the age of 16. He graduated from Music Dept. of Tohogakuen University getting diplomat in ensemble. He won Encouragement Prize at the 1st Yongsan Oboe Bassoon Concour. Performing with orchestras in Tokyo and Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, and playing in musicals and others as a freelance oboe virtuoso. First desk of the guest appearance of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. Member of YA=HYANG Wind Quintet and Trio d’anches de Ouest. Developing to perform with other orchestras and as a soloist and an ensemble player, and to mentor younger players. Oboe mentors are Mr. Seizo Suzuki, Mr. Fumiaki Miyamoto, Mr. Kozo Kakizaki, and Mr. Daisuke Mogi. He took a master class in Lothar Koch. Ensemble mentors are Mr. Ryohei Nakagawa, Mr. Yoshiaki Suzuki, Mr. Karl Leister, Mr. Kouei Asano and Mr. Fumiaki Miyamoto.
Ms. Akiko Kojo graduated from Kenshin Gakuen Hiroshima Music High School. While in school, she performed at regular concerts and graduation concert. She graduated from German National University of Music Würzburg getting diploma. She was selected as the 3rd Nakamura music scholar. She finished the master majoring in piano at Elizabeth Music University Grad School. She won the 3rd prize in PIARA Piano Concour (no-1st prize), and won in Kyoto Piano Concour, performance award in PTNA Piano Competition advanced piano duet and others. She played with Kulakov Chamber Orchestra in Hiroshima and Kulakov (Poland), and in the concert of the 20th anniversary of Hatsukaichi city’s municipalization. She performed with a younger sister Kazuko at Junod Music Festival five times with excellent reputation since 2005. Mentors are Ms. Ayako Hosoyamda, K. Betz and Ms. Kyoko Sato. President of Studio KOJO. Full member of PTNA (Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan). Kure Musician’s association member. Mentoring younger players and performing at concerts, as a piano accompaniment, and as a translator for lessons (German) and a jury of a variety of concours.
part2 Profile NHK Hiroshima Children Chorus
In April 1961, NHK Hiroshima Children Chorus was founded as a children choir which is mainly for NHK broadcasting. Since then they perform a variety of activities such as at NHK broadcasting programs and events, and at regular concerts and many other ones, opera, musical and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6.
In 1982, they were sent to UK on a mission of the 15th Music Educational International Conference (ISME) as a Japanese representative. It was the beginning of foreign performance trips. Later they visited Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada, Czech Republic, China and South Korea, which are 16 times in total. Moreover, they promote international goodwill to have chorus groups from overseas.
Hiroshima Culture Award in 1991. The 12th Hiroshima UNESCO Activity Incentive Award in 2010. Hiroshima Regional Culture Meritorious Person Award in 2012. As a chorus group of the international peace cultural city “Hiroshima”, they keep in their mind to send a pray for the peace widely by their voice. Approx.100 members from the 1st grade of elementary school to High school students put forth effort to practice twice a week for a better performance and harmony of the chorus.
It would be greatly appreciated for your kindness for running ads in MOCT’s event programs every year.
The more sponsors we have, the more we will be able to do – foreign medical support and exchange, donation of DVD Anime “Junod” to school, and other activities.
Thank you so much for your sincere understanding.
1-6-3-501 Ushita-Waseda Higashi-ku Hiroshima-shi 732-0062 JAPAN
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History of “Junod Music Festival”