Lobby Concert 25

Hotel Okura Tokyo Lobby Concert 25
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
©Rowland Kirishima

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 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 July 25, 2019
Hours 17:30~18:00
Tatsuo Nishie
©Kazuhiko Suzuki

■Tatsuo Nishie(Violin)

Tatsuo Nishie is the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Joe Hisaishi Music Future Orchestra Concert Master. He plays with many orchestras as a soloist and formed the Sereno String Quartet and the Atman Trio. He won a subsidy from the Matsuo Music, the Grand Prize of the Arts Festival of Sendai and the Midori no Kaze Music Award. In 2015, he played a new song written by Joe Hisaishi on the 6 string electric violin for the first time in the world as a soloist. In 2016, he played with Hiromi Uehara, a jazz pianist, at the Untitled Concert, a Japanese TV program, and has been active across the border. In 2018, he released the 12th CD album and received a high evaluation.

  1. Aubert

    : Violin Sonata No. 4
    in G Major, Op. 25

  2. Vivaldi

    : Violin Sonata
    in A Minor, Op. 2, No. 12, RV 32

  3. Debussy

    : Rêverie

  4. Frolov

    : Spanish Fantasy

Venue Lobby(1F)
*Please note that the number of chairs in the lobby is limited.
Entry fee Free
Sponsored by Suntory Liquors Ltd.
Lobby Concert 25 Special Version

Along with the opening 
of The Okura Tokyo, 
the Lobby Concert 25 
will be held 
in the Main Lobby 
of The Okura Prestige Tower 
from September 2019.
The last Lobby Concert 
at the South Wing 
in August 
will be held 
by the winners 
of the Hotel Okura Music Award.

August 25th, 2019
(Doors Open 4:00p.m.)

Ascot Hall (B2F)

*Entry fee: Free


  • Shion Minami
    ©Shuichi Tsunoda

    Shion Minami(Violin)

    ◇A winner of the 11th
    Hotel Okura Music Award in 2009

    Shion Minami won the 2nd prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition, the 1st prize at the "A.Curci" International Violin Competition and the 2nd prize at the Internationaler Joseph Joachim Violinwettbewerb, Hannover. She played with the Orchestre National de France, the Lille National Orchestra and others. She is a winner of the 21st Idemitsu Music Award and lives in Hannover.

  • Sunao Goko
    ©Hisao Suzuki

    Sunao Goko(Violin)

    ◇A winner of the 16th
    Hotel Okura Music Award in 2014

    In 2013, Sunao Goko won the 1st prize at the Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga and is one of promising violinists. He studied under Mami Teshigawara, Gerhard Bosse, Akiko Tatsumi and Pavel Vernikov. He is the recipient of the 1682 Antonio Stradivari loaned to him by an individual owner. He won the 29th Idemitsu Music Award.

  • Miyuji Kaneko
    ©Ayako Yamamoto

    Miyuji Kaneko(Piano)

    ◇A winner of the 12th
    Hotel Okura Music Award in 2010

    Born in 1989, Miyuji Kaneko moved to Hungary to study piano at the age of 6. He won the 1st prize at the Bartok International Piano Competition 2008 and so on. He has performed with Zoltán Kocsis, Jonathan Nott, Ken-ichiro Kobayashi and others. He is a regular personality of the NHK FM Recital Passio program. He is a Steinway Artist.

*Pieces to be performed are subject to change.

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

We accept donations from everyone.

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Planning & Promotion Dept, Hotel Okura Tokyo +81-3-3505-6110
9:00-17:00 (only on weekdays)