Keiko Abe International Marimba Academy

Guide to the Academy

The 13th Keiko Abe International Marimba Academy is closed.


Dates July 31 (Wed) – August 3 (Sut), 2019
Venues Toho Gakuen School of Music (Sengawa Campus)
Faculties Keiko Abe, Momoko Kamiya, SINSKE, Rika Fujii, Tomoko Nakamura
Participants: [Solo] 45,000 JPY (include 3 lessons, lectures and 1 ticket for premium concert)
[Duo] 55,000 JPY *for 2 people (include 3 lessons, lectures and 2 tickets for premium concert)
Auditors: [Adults] 3,000 JPY / day
10,000 JPY / 4days
[Students] 2,000 JPY / lesson
7,000 JPY / 4days
Fixed Number [Solo & Duo] total 30 pariticipants / groups
The number of participants who can take Abe’s lessons will be limited to 10 out of 30.
10 participants will be selected by preliminary selection based on video data.
Instrumemts Yamaha YM-6100, YM-6000 (A), YM-5100A
Schedule July 31 (Wed)
Time: 10:00-19:00
lessons by faculties
August 1 (Thu)
Time: 10:00-13:20
lessons by faculties
Time: 14:00-15:00
Time: 15:20-19:00
lessons by faculties
August 2 (Fri)
Time: 10:00-19:00
lessons by faculties
August 3 (Sat)
Time: 11:00-15:00
Time: 15:10-16:00
Time: 16:00-17:00
Certificate Ceremony
Time: 17:00-19:00
Party for students and teachers
Lecture1 Lecture by Keiko Abe
The interpretation of "Wind in the Bamboo Grove", followed by questions and answers session
Lecture2 Talk session by Keiko Abe and SINSKE
"The progress and future of Marimba"

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

Application (Pariticipants)

Application period Between April 15th and June 10th, 2019 JST.

* All applicants will be notified of the results of their application by June 28th 2019 JST.

Marimba Academy Application

Eligibility From students (in principle 13 years old and up) aiming to become specialized performers through to professionals.
Application Application must be made online via the above link.
If you choose the duo lesson, each applicant has to fill out the application forms and submit them as a group.

Applicants who would like to take Abe’s lessons must submit video data of performance of either Abe’s composition or a piece on the repertoire list for preliminary selection.

Repertoire list

  • Time for Marimba / Minoru Miki
  • Two Movements For Marimba / Toshimitsu Tanaka
  • Torse III / Akira Miyoshi
  • Mirage pour Marimba / Yasuo Sueyoshi
  • Monovalence I / Shin-ichiro Ikebe
  • Conversation / Akira Miyoshi
  • Ripple / Akira Miyoshi
  • Five Pieces after PAUL KLEE / Toshiya Sukegawa
  • AHANIA for Marimba / Yoshio Hachimura

Application (Auditors)

Eligibility Open to any person who is above 7 years old.
Application Pre-application is not necessary.

Premium Concert

Dates August 4 (Sun) 16:00
Venues Yamaha Hall (9-14 Ginza 7-chome, Chuoku, Tokyo)
Price 4,000 JPY (tax included), open seating
Performers Keiko Abe
Momoko Kamiya
Rika Fujii
Tomoko Nakamura
5 participants chosen from audition
Program Keiko Abe: Song of Whales ∼samples provided by Teppo Hauta-aho∼
Keiko Abe: Wind in the Bamboo Grove Special Version
Keiko Abe: Song of the Soul ∼for Solo Marimba∼ Special Version
Keiko Abe: Concertino Wind Across Mountains Duo Version
* Please note that details are subject to change depending on circumstances.

Tickets * Start selling on April 15

Yamaha Ginza Shop 4th floor
TEL: +81-(0)3-3572-3134

Marimba Academy, Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Toho Gakuen School of Music
TEL: +81-(0)3-3307-4113

Marimba Academy Premium Concert Application


Keiko Abe’s profile

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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