The rehearsal of the Mendelssohn Octet led by Yoshiko Kawamoto has begun!
The honorable Mr. Taiga Harigai, CEO, Lanxess Japan, the crown sponsor of Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga, paid us a visit during the rehearsal, and attentively listened to the rehearsal.
The students were also encouraged by Mr. Ming Cheng Chien, CEO, Lanxess Asia Pacific Region via video call for their hard work.
Mr. Chien warmly spoke to the students saying “I am very sorry that I cannot be there with you to witness your progress. I believe that beautiful music has no limits. Work together and collaborate with your colleagues, learn as much as you can from your teachers in order to strive for the best outcome. Thank you everyone for your dedication and hard work. Wishing you a happy, fruitful experience!”
Mr. Harigai said that he was very happy to be at the rehearsal even for the short time in such a difficult time. Helping the Academy has given Mr. Harigai an appreciation of classical music and he promised long lasting support.
He is very much looking forward to the live streaming of the Academy students’ performance. .
Join us to enjoy the live streaming concert of Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga from the link below at 15:30 on September 6th, 2020!