【Announcement of Conductor & Program Change】

We wish to inform you of the change of conductor and accordingly, the change of program for the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Special Concert 2021.
As entry to Japan has been restricted with the resurgence of COVID-19 and extended state of emergency declaration, conductor Diego Matheuz is sadly unable to come to Japan to perform as originally planned. Fumiaki Miyamoto, who is also a coach at our Music Academy, will take the baton in his place. With this change of conductor, the program will be revised as below.

Conductor changed to Fumiaki Miyamoto
Program changed to:
Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture, op. 84
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C major, op. 48
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major, op. 92

Fumiaki Miyamoto has been deeply and passionately engaged in performing and teaching as a coach of the oboe and woodwinds section since the establishment of the Academy. At the 2014 Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto “Concert for Children”, he also served as conductor for Symphony No. 9 with the Music Academy Orchestra. Like Director Ozawa, Miyamoto studied under the late Hideo Saito at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, later going independently to Germany to become active as a gifted oboe player. He went on to study conducting under Ozawa (it was also Ozawa who recommended that he take up the baton) to become a successful conductor and educator. While this is a sudden substitution, Miyamoto will perform again with the Music Academy at the earnest request of Ozawa. The team and program are fitting for this special concert that celebrates the Music Academy’s 20th anniversary and must not be missed.

The Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Special Concert 2021 will be shown on paid livestream. Please see here for the details.
All tickets go on sale on February 20th (Sat) 10:00 AM.