In this time of great distress, art and music has the power to bring the world together and as musicians, we feel a deep sense of responsibility to pass on the skills we all need to become ambassadors for art and humanity. With this in mind we have decided to take the Kitakaruizawa Music Seminar online. Our world renowned faculty will include Ayako Oshima and myself, Charles Neidich, and guest artists, Harri Mäki, Andrew Simon, Xiangyu Zhou, and Lorenzo Iosco. Our philosophy of cooperation instead of competition is all the more important today. Admission does not require an audition, only desire. We invite clarinetists, clarinet students and music lovers from all over the world regardless of location and time and hope to create a virtual festival which will be both profoundly educational and very exciting.
We look forward to meeting all of you!
Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima
2020 Virtual Kitakaruizawa Music Seminar
August 1 - 15
The 2020 Seminar has concluded. Thank you so much to the students, auditors, and faculty from all over the world who joined! We look forward to seeing everyone very soon!