Lobby Concert 25

【Hotel Okura Tokyo Lobby Concert 25 Vol.384】
The Lobby Concert 25 started as part of Mécénat activities in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Hotel Okura Tokyo in 1987. We provide our lobby space for free concerts on the 25th of every month to support musicians’ activities. The Lobby Concert has been supervised by Mr. Naoto Otomo since the hotel’s 50th anniversary in 2012 to make up programs. We took the opportunity of the 55th anniversary to establish the Hotel Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund in the hope that exchanges through corporate patronage will create a prosperous future. Donation collected at the lobby concert venue will be donated to organizations that conduct activities specializing in "music".
Naoto Otomo

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Supervisor:Naoto Otomo

Naoto Otomo graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music.
He was named Assistant Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, and upon the recommendation of its members, made his debut with the orchestra at the age of 22.
He is currently Music Director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Honorary Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Laureate of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, he was appointed as the first Music Director of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan concert hall, a post he held for 8 years.
Naoto Otomo is the recipient of the 8th Akio Watanabe Music Foundation Award (2000) and the 7th Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award (2008).

Date November 25, 2018
Hours 17:30~18:00
Artist Akio Ueki
■Akio Ueki(Cello)
Akio Ueki studied cello at Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique de Lyon and Indiana University. Ueki won the cello category at the Japan Chamber Music Contest and the Japan Music Contest and the Gold Prize at the 1st Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award. He plays with many orchestras and studies cello under Keiko Matsunami, Yvan Chiffoleau and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.
  1. Elgar     
    : Salut d'amour, Op.12
  2. Glazunov   
    : Chant du menestrel, Op.71
  3. Saint-Saëns   
    : Carnival of the Animals XIII. The Swan
  4. Cassadó     
    : Requiebros
  5. Rachmaninov 
    : Vocalise in E Minor
  6. Popper     
    : Ungarischer Rhapsodie, Op.68
Venue Lobby(1F)
*Please note that the number of chairs in the lobby is limited.
Entry fee Free
Sponsored by Suntory Liquors Ltd.
Schedule of the Artists

December 24, 2018

St. Paul's University Glee Club
■St. Paul's University Glee Club
St. Paul's University Glee Club has 90 years of history, and a long relationship with Hotel Okura Tokyo as it has performed at many events since the opening of the hotel. The club has performed beautiful carols on every Christmas Eve at the hotel since 1990.

January 25, 2019

Rio Arai
■Rio Arai(Violin)
Rio Arai is a sophomore at Tokyo University of the Arts. Arai won the 1st prize at the 68th Student Music Concours of Japan (Tokyo district) and the 2017 SALZBURG=MOZART International Chamber Music Competition and the Audience Prize at the 15th Tokyo Music Competition. She has played with many orchestras, was invited to a radio show, and awarded the Fukushima Prize in the university. Arai received a scholarship from Mr. Tokuji Munetsugu in 2017.

February 25, 2019

Koki Kuroiwa

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■Koki Kuroiwa(Piano)
Koki Kuroiwa graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts as an honors student. After graduating from the graduate program, Kuroiwa studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and has won a number of contests including the 11th Tokyo Music Competition, the 84th Japan Music Contest, the 13th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. He has vast experience playing with Japanese and overseas orchestras. In 2017, he was invited to St. Petersburg, Russia, to play piano and highly praised.

March 25, 2019

Yukino Kaihara
■Yukino Kaihara(Piano)
Yukino Kaihara, born in Hiroshima, is studying at the Berlin University of the Arts after graduating from Tokyo University of Arts. Kaihara won the piano category at the 14th Tokyo Music Competition. She has played with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors Naoto Otomo and Kazumasa Watanabe. Kaihara has played solo and chamber music both in Japan and overseas and received many scholarships over her career.
*Pieces to be performed are subject to change.

Hotel Okura Tokyo established the Hotel Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund to support the art and culture.

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