Keiko Abe International Marimba Academy

Guide to the Academy

The 9th Keiko Abe International Marimba Academy is closed.

Premium Concert

Dates August 4th (Mon), 2014, 18:30PM
Venues Yamaha Hall: 9-14 Ginza 7-chome, Chuoku, Tokyo
Price 2,000 JPY (tax included)
Performers Keiko Abe
Jean Geoffroy
Young marimbists who completed Marimba Academy
Program The 1st Stage Performances by young marimbists
The 2nd Stage Bertrand Dubedout / Zazpiak B (Jean Geoffroy)
Teppo Hauta-Aho / Ode to Whales for tape and improvisation by soloist, dedicated to Keiko Abe (Keiko Abe)
J.S.Bach (Jean Geoffroy)
Improvisation (Keiko Abe and Jean Geoffroy)


Venues Yamaha Ginza Concert Salon (6F Yamaha Ginza Building)
Price 2,000 JPY/lecture (tax included)
Schedule August 3rd (Sun) 1.
Time: 13:00-14:30
Lecturer: Keiko Abe
Theme: "Repertoire by Minoru Miki and his messages"
Minoru Miki / Time for Marimba
Time: 15:00-16:30
Lecturer: Jean Geoffroy
Theme: "Dance in French contemporary music"
Jose Luis Campana : Je est un autre I. Per astor
Bertrand Dubedout : Zazpiak B
Isabel Urrutia : Mara-Mara
Time: 17:00-18:30
Lecturer: Keiko Abe
Theme: "Repertoire by Akira Miyoshi and his messages"
Akira Miyoshi / Torse Ⅲ
August 4th (Mon) 4.
Time: 15:30-17:00
Lecturer: Jean Geoffroy
Theme: "Dance in J.S. Bach music"


Keiko Abe's profile

Jean Geoffroy

As a multi percussionist, he is a regular guest soloist at the most prestigious festivals all over the world. Especially in contemporary music, he has made great efforts in performing premiere with composers.
For marimba, he has released solo albums such as "Bach Cello suite," arranged by himself.
Solo timpanist with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris from 1985 to 2000. He was a professor at Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve from 1999 to 2006. He has taught as a professor at Conservatoire national superior masque et dense de Lyon since 1999, and also at Conservatoire national superieur de musique de Paris since 2005.
In 2009 Geoffroy was an art director and chief of the jury at Geneva International Music Competition.
photo:Jean Geoffroy

Applications & Inquiries

Marimba Academy, Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Toho Gakuen School of Music
1-41-1 Wakaba-cho, Chofu City, Tokyo 182-8510, Japan
TEL. +81-(0)3- 3307-4113 (Toho Gakuen College Music Department direct line)
FAX: +81-(0)3- 3307-4354

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