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Richard Stagg

Stagg, Richard
Shakuhachi

Richard Stagg is an orchestral flute-player who has studied the shakuhachi for twelve years since his first visit to Japan. He began by learning from books and records, but was soon persuaded by fellow English shakuhachi-enthusiasts to follow the more orthodox path of having proper lessons. He has had the good fortune of being a pupil of Yoshikazu Iwamoto, who is a pupil of Katsuya Yokoyama and a resident in England. It was through his teacher that he was introduced to the other members of the Ensemble, which gave its first performance at Yokohama in 1990. As well as finding the shakuhachi and its music fascinating for their own sake he also finds them an indispensable aid to his study of the Western flute and its literature.

Teachers

Albums

Art of the Japanese Bamboo Flute and Koto Art of the Japanese Bamboo Flute and Koto

Japanese Bamboo Flute Japanese Bamboo Flute

Tracks Recorded

ShakuhachiAlbum
AkiJapanese Bamboo Flute
Akita Sugagaki (Kinko Ryu)Japanese Bamboo Flute
DahaJapanese Bamboo Flute
Gekko RotekiJapanese Bamboo Flute
Hachidan no ShirabeArt of the Japanese Bamboo Flute and Koto
Hi Fu Mi Hachigaeshi no Shirabe (Kinko Ryu)Japanese Bamboo Flute
Kiso MelodyJapanese Bamboo Flute
Kumoi JishiJapanese Bamboo Flute
Portrait of GenrokuJapanese Bamboo Flute
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Art of the Japanese Bamboo Flute and Koto
ShingetsuJapanese Bamboo Flute
Soran BushiJapanese Bamboo Flute
TamukeJapanese Bamboo Flute
YaegoromoArt of the Japanese Bamboo Flute and Koto
YamajiArt of the Japanese Bamboo Flute and Koto
ZangetsuArt of the Japanese Bamboo Flute and Koto


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018