In 2016, Suntory Hall (Minato-ku, Tokyo / President: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi) will mark its 30th anniversary.
For the 30th anniversary, Suntory Hall will present a year-long program of attractive and diverse performances by top international artists. In particular, its three annual festivals, already familiar to classical music fans, will be expanded: “Suntory Hall Chamber Music Garden” in June, contemporary music project “Summer Festival” in August and “Suntory Hall Festival ” featuring Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mitsuko Uchida, Christian Thielemann, in the fall.


◆Preview : Anniversary Video Messages from International Artists

Many international artists have sent messages for the hall’s 30th anniversary. These video messages will be uploaded to the website from January 2016 (in both English and Japanese) to be shared amongst classical music fans all over the world.

Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Gustavo Dudamel, Yuri Temirkanov, Pinchas Zukerman, Vadim Repin, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Gil Shaham, Hilary Hahn, Maxim Vengerov, Ryu Goto, Yefim Bronfman, Martha Argerich, Wiener Sängerknaben

◆Press conference

The press conference was held on 16 September. At this press conference, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, president and Tetsuo Ichimoto, executive director presented the 30 anniversary concerts in 2016. Furthermore, Suntory Hall is expanding its global activities and taking this opportunity to form a new mid/long-term partnership with the performing arts center “Esplanade” in Singapore, the hub of Southeast Asia.

(Right)Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, President of Suntory Hall
(Left)Tetsuo Ichimoto, Executive Director of Suntory Hall