Keisho OHNO Shamisen Concert
April 8, 2016
On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Japan and Bosnia and Herzegovina diplomatic relations, Embassy of Japan cordially announces the “Shamisen (Japanese traditional instrument)” Concert performed by Keisho OHNO in Sarajevo and Banja Luka. Entrance is free of charge.
Date: Sunday, April 24th 2016 at 20:00
Venue: Sarajevo Youth Theater, Kulovića 8
Date: Tuesday, April 26th 2016 at 18:00
Venue: Vijećnica Banskog Dvora, Trg srpskih vladara 2
Keisho OHNO Biography:
Started to play shamisen when he was 8, became popular when he was 12.
At the age of 14, Mr. Ohno was recognized by Mr. Cikuzan Takahashi and he became a successor of his playing style so called ‘’Chikuzan-bushi’’.
In 2006, Mr. Ohno performed in the United States at the biggest live concert SXSW, as a first shamisen player in the history of that event. After that concert Mr. Ohno had a very successful American tour.
In 2007, Mr. Ohno appeared with his high quality debut album ‘’Shamisen tamashi“ (Spirit of shamisen). In 2008 his second album ‘’Samurai“ has appeared and he started his European tour.
In 2011, Mr. Ohno had his debut in Europe with a composition ‘’Kamome’’ (Seagull). Mr. Ohno has appeared on last day of Japanese Expo in France, at the closing ceremony and won hearts and minds of about 3000 visitors.
Later on, Mr. Ohno also participated in other humanitarian concerts dedicated to East Japan (after the earthquake) and because of that was awarded by the Mayor of Turnus city in France, with a medal.
In 2013, his new album ‘’Spark’’ has appeared, as well as an album of traditional music ‘’Kei“(Respect) at the same time in France. At that time, Mr. Ohno participated in Ethiopia at the Reception on the occasion of 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, in front of 54 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other guests, together with Ethiopian national dancing troop.
Mr. Ohno's made a huge contribution toward emergence of interest toward Japan and Japanese culture.
His motto was: ’’Preserve traditional music through changing it“.
He is always ready to take new challenges, making foundation of his activities in Europe with a fresh performing style and excellent technique.