Fifty-one years since classical music superstar Martha Argerich first set foot in Japan,
and now twenty-seven 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 Martita, 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.

Information

August 16, 2021
2021-22 Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Chamber Music Series "Neue Bahnen (New Paths)" to be held as a three-concert series.
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September 29, 2020
We received a message from pianist Ms. Yu Kosuge who has become resident artist at Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus.
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September 14, 2020
2020-21 Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Chamber Music Series "What to covey to you now" to be held as a four-concert series.
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February 7, 2017
"OITA PEACE SYMPHONY" A PR video of the Beppu Argerich Music Festival and Oita is now on view.
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Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus LINEUP 2021 − 22

2021-22 Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus Chamber Music Series - “Neue Bahnen”

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.

Vol.19 When sounds tell

Date & Time:
Monday, October 25, 2021
Doors open: 18:10 / Concert starts: 19:00 / Lecture by Ito Kyoko: 18:40 -
Artist:
Kawamoto Yoshiko (viola), Sakata Tomoki (piano)
Details of the concert

Vol.20 Pieces born from encounters

Date & Time:
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Doors open: 14:10 / Concert starts: 15:00 / Lecture by Ito Kyoko: 14:40 -
Artists:
Kosuge Yu (piano), Yoshida Makoto (clarinet)
Details of the concert

Lecture Concert
Vol.21 Neue Bahnen pursued by Schumann

Date & Time:
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Doors open: 14:30 / Concert starts: 15:00

[ Cancelled ]
Artists:
Ito Kyoko (piano/ lecture)
Details of the concert

Neue Bahnen (New Paths)

Schumann spared no effort to support fellow and younger musicians during his music life.
We can say he pursued Neue Bahnen (new paths) of music with a deep insight into the past, present and future.

In the Chamber Music Series 2021-22 at Argerich’s Haus, musicians will perform pieces by Schumann and his contemporary composers Chopin and Brahms.
The title of the article written by Schumann to introduce Brahms was “Neue Bahnen.”

At present, we are exploring a new path (Neue Bahn) as people around the world suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hoping particularly that concerts will come back to our daily life under a safe environment, we would like to think of the relationship between people and music and between society and music.

I am sure we will find a new path together with you.
Praying that this will bring us the light of hope.

August 2021
Ito Kyoko
General Producer, MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu
Producer, Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus


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

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

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