Forty-six years since classical music superstar Martha Argerich first set foot in Japan,
and now twenty-one years since her first encounter with Beppu City, Oita.
The first Music Festival in the world bearing her name surprised the world as the “Beppu Miracle”.

In the spring of 2015, another “miracle” happened.

The world’s only “Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus” was launched.

photo To Martha Argerich, who gives us such splendid times with music, the Haus is presented by Mr. Masakazu Shiiki, Honorary Director of Argerich Arts Foundation, as a token of respect and dearness to her.
With our wish for Argerich to continue sharing music with her own piano named Marthita, this salon with extraordinary acoustics will bring about further excellent performances that will go down in history.
Together with Argerich, classical music palace “Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus” will lead the way to the future, entrusting our hopes and dreams in music.


February 7, 2017
Press conference for the 19th MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu was held at the Oita Prefectural Government building.
To see the schedule for the 19th MUSIC FESTIVAL, click here - Programs
To get tickets of the 19th MUSIC FESTIVAL, click here - Ticket Information

"OITA PEACE SYMPHONY" A PR video of the Beppu Argerich Music Festival and Oita is now on view.
Special page Click here

Click here to view past information.

Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus LINEUP 2016 [ The concerts below have ended. ]

Debut Concert Series
Offering a special opportunity for young musicians soaring in the world stage.

[ Debut concerts by artists recommended by Martha Argerich ]

Date & time:
Saturday July 2
Alexander Gadjiev (piano) - Winner of the first place at the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2015

Quality Concerts
Concerts by Martha Argerich and prominent Asian musicians

Concerts where the audience can experience the charm of chamber music through quality performances. A series of concerts will be held with outstanding musicians from inside and outside Japan. The first three concerts include string performances by a group of musician friends, a former teacher and student joint performance, and a joint performance with an admired musician.

[ Membership Concert 2016----Chamber Music Series - Charm of Strings ]

NHK Symphony Orchestra assistant concertmaster Rintaro Omiya performs with fellow musicians

Date & time:
Saturday July 16
Rintaro Omiya (violin)
Hiroya Ichi (cello)
Junna Iwasaki (piano)

Fumiaki Kono & Mari Endo - Joint performance of former teacher and student

Date & time:
Saturday September 3
Fumiaki Kono (cello)
Mari Endo (cello)
Misako Kono (piano)

Tamaki Kawakubo performs with her much respecting Yoshiko Kawamoto

Date & time:
Monday (holiday) October 10
Tamaki Kawakubo (violin)
Yoshiko Kawamoto (viola)

*Details of membership application will be announced later.

In addition, Pinocchio Concerts, master classes, and the Future Project programs (lectures) will be held.
Details will be announced on our official website, etc. as soon as they are decided.

Road to the Future
Serving as a base for salon culture and fostering

Salon Culture
Creating a new "Meeting Point - Salon" to bring about exchanges between diverse peoples and cultures.
Quality Concerts
Offering concerts by Argerich and world-level musicians.
The Education Project
Promoting educational activities through music, such as Pinocchio Concerts and master classes.
The Future Project
Hosting lectures by experts from various fields to guide children toward their futures.
Debut Concert Series
Offering a special opportunity for young musicians soaring to the world stage.
The first concert will be held by a winner of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition recommended by Argerich. (Planned in 2016)

Outline of the facility

Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus
Noguchibaru 3030-1, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken
Construction period:
From September 2014 to April 2015
Total floor area:
796.48 m²
One-story ferroconcrete (partially steel-framed) building
Number of seats at the salon:
150 (movable)
Steinway & Sons D274
Acoustics designed by:
Nagata Acoustics Inc.