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Seki Ichiro

関 一郎

Seki Ichiro

Ichiro Seki studied shakuhachi under Katsuya Yokoyama and composition with Shuko Mizuno and Yoriaki Matsudaira. His professional career commenced with his taking first prize award in composition in the Pan-Music Festival in 1975. Since then he has performed in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and South America. He came to the U.S. first with the TOKK Ensemble in 1978 and, again, with the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus in 1997. In 1996, he received first prize in the Agency for Cultural Affairs competition for composition.




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Flute Summit

Flautists from Japan, India, China and the Netherlands in concert.

Ichiro Seki Ichiro Seki

Tracks Recorded

Composition for shakuhachi quartet based on Japanese folk songsContrasts
Contrasts for shakuhachi and harpsichordContrasts
Last Emperor, TheContrasts
San'ya (Dokyoku)Contrasts

Composed or Arranged

Shakuhachi Compositions
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Composition for shakuhachi quartet based on Japanese folk songs

Contrasts for shakuhachi and harpsichord

Nocturne for Koto and Shakuhachi

Koto Compositions

Nocturne for Koto and Shakuhachi

The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018