We’ve just returned from our fourth annual Niseko Winter Music Festival, in the stunning snowfields of Japan. Our tour group consisted of Richard Tognetti, Satu Vänskä, Nicole Divall, Julian Thompson, Maxime Bibeau, Rebecca Chan, a handful of our young Emerging Artists and special guest Joseph Tawadros. The three-day festival consisted of music by Mozart, Vivaldi and Rameau, and songs by Pete Seeger and R.E.M. and featured the wild, wonderful sounds of Joseph Tawadros’ Oud and beautiful strains of local classical guitarist Yasuji Ohagi.
Concert halls by night and the fabulous powder snow every day was a fantastic, if exhausting, start to the year. We were particularly excited to share this experience with our young Emerging Artists; Glenn Christensen (violin), Benjamin Caddy (viola) and Sharon Draper (cello).
Photos by Richard Tognetti:
The Festival would not have been possible without the generous support of sponsors like Hokkaido Tracks and all of our private patrons led by Alf Moufarrige, Annie Myer, Martyn Myer and Peter Yates. We are immensely grateful to them all.