Keiko Abe International Marimba Academy

Guide to the Academy

The 10th Keiko Abe International Marimba Academy is closed.

Masterclass

Dates August 1 (Sat) - August 3 (Mon), 2015
Venues Toho Gakuen School of Music (Sengawa Campus)
Fees
Participants: [Solo] 5,000 JPY/lesson, [Ensemble] 3,000 JPY/person
Auditors: [Adults] 3,000 JPY/lesson, [Students] 2,000 JPY/lesson
Fixed Number
Participants: [Solo] 14, [Ensemble] 4 groups
Auditors: 70/lesson
Instrumemts Yamaha YM-6100, YM-6000(A), YM-5100A
Schedule August 1 (Sat)
Lesson: Solo
Time: 13:00-14:20
Lecturer: Jean Geoffroy
Theme: J.S. Bach
Fixed Number: 2
Lesson: Solo
Time: 14:30-15:50
Lecturer: Keiko Abe
Theme: Keiko Abe
Fixed Number: 2
Lesson: Ensemble
Time: 16:00-17:20
Lecturer: Keiko Abe, Jean Geoffroy
Theme: Ensemble
Fixed Number: 2 groups
August 2 (Sun)
Lesson: Solo
Time: 13:00-14:20
Lecturer: Jean Geoffroy
Theme: J.S. Bach
Fixed Number: 2
Lesson: Solo
Time: 14:30-15:50
Lecturer: Keiko Abe
Theme: Keiko Abe
Fixed Number: 2
Lesson: Ensemble
Time: 16:00-17:20
Lecturer: Keiko Abe, Jean Geoffroy
Theme: Ensemble
Fixed Number: 2 groups
August 3 (Mon)
Lesson: Solo
Time: 13:00-14:20
Lecturer: Jean Geoffroy
Theme: Contemporary western composers
Fixed Number: 2
Lesson: Solo
Time: 14:30-15:50
Lecturer: Keiko Abe
Theme: Keiko Abe or other Japanese composers
Fixed Number: 2
Lesson: Solo
Time: 16:00-17:20
Lecturer: (Adjusted depending on the situation)
Theme: (Adjusted depending on the situation)
Fixed Number: 2
Question-and-answer session
Time: 17:40-18:40

* Please note that details are subject to change depending on circumstances.

  • Each group of ensemble lesson can have at most 5 participants. There is no designated performance styles and pieces. The participants might have to prepare some percussions by yourself.
  • All participants and auditors are able to attend the question-and-answer session on August 3.
Dates August 4 (Tue) 18:30
Venues Yamaha Hall: 9-14 Ginza 7-chome, Chuoku, Tokyo
Price 3,000 JPY (tax included)
Performers Keiko Abe
Jean Geoffroy
The first-prize winners of marimba competitions

Faculty

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

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
Email:marimba-academy@tohomusic.ac.jp

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