Forty-seven years since classical music superstar Martha Argerich first set foot in Japan,
and now twenty-two 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.


October 4, 2017
The list and details of the concerts in the 19th MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu have been posted.

July 13, 2017
Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Concert LINEUP (September 2017 to January 2018)---Click here

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 2017 - 18

[ 2017 - 2018 Chamber Music Series-----Charm of the piano ]

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.
We hope you will fully enjoy a lecture to better understand classical music and superb performances.

Yu Kosuge & Kentaro Ifuku Piano Duo

Date & Time:
September 17 (Sun.) 15:00 -
14:40 - Lecture
Yu Kosuge (piano)
Kentaro Ifuku (piano)
Kyoko Ito (lecture)
Details of the concert

Akira Wakabayashi Piano Recital

Date & Time:
November 26 (Sun.) 15:00 -
14:40 - Lecture
Akira Wakabayashi (piano)
Kyoko Ito (lecture)
Details of the concert

Kyoko Ito Piano / Lecture Concert

Date & Time:
January 28 (Sun.), 2018 15:00-
Kyoko Ito (piano)
- Release for the first time videos that have not disclosed -
From Mozart Piano Sonata No. 15 KV.545
Duo by Martha Argerich & Kyoko Ito Details of the concert

[ Open Piano Master Class ]

Date & Time:
November 25 (Sat.) 13:00-
Lessons by:
Akira Wakabayashi
Details of the concert

We plan to hold other concerts, master classes, the Future Project programs (lectures).
Details will be put in our web site whenever they have been 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.