A series of programs which have introduced many aspects of the world's great artists, focusing on the "now" of their activities. Concerts in the Main Hall, as well as master classes and special talks in the Blue Rose Hall, have been produced.
2011, 2013 Mitsuko Uchida
Mitsuko Uchida is one of the finest pianists in these days. She presented Schubert's works on the recital and joined her trusted Hagen Quartet in 2011. Two recitals in 2013 grabbed audience by programs featuring Schumann and others.
2012 Gidon Kremer
With his outstanding musicality and interpretation, Gidon Kremer has been recognized as one of the most exceptional violinists. Together with his own chamber ensemble Kremerata Baltica and other co-performers, his unique world enthralled the audience.
During enthusiastic five days stage, Midori produced recitals, a concerto evening and a master class, where she exhibited her splendor in top level performance and education as well as in energetic social activities.
2015 Myung-Whun Chung
Myung-Whun Chung conducted both Japan's and Korea's orchestras with which he had most close relationship, and also played the piano with a chamber ensemble. He lead young musicians at the master class with passion.
2016 Anne-Sophie Mutter
In 2016, the 35th anniversary of her Japan debut, Anne-Sophie Mutter presented wide variety of repertoire including contemporary works dedicated to her. Also the Mutter Virtuosi, the ensemble to promote next generation musicians, appeared in Japan for the first time.