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INFORMATION

November 3, 2016
Ms. Martha Argerich, President of Argerich Arts Foundation, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Government of Japan for decorations on foreign nationals in the autumn of 2016. The decoration was awarded for the achievements of her music activities for forty-six years in Japan since her first visit, and for contributions to the development of music culture and promotion of friendship and goodwill in Japan, which are also activities of the Argerich Arts Foundation. Her receiving the decoration is a great honor for our Foundation. We would like to share this joy with you.
September 8, 2016
We will hold film concerts of the MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu at the salon of Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus every Sunday staring October 2, 2016.
For details, - click here-
August 21, 2016
We have posted an essay titled "Bridge to the Future" (written by Kyoko Ito).
To read the essay, click here.
June 24, 2016
It was announced on June 23 that Ms. Martha Argerich, President of Argerich Arts Foundation, will receive the Kennedy Center Honors that praises achievements made in the cultural and art field in the US. The award ceremony will be held on December 4 at the White House. The ceremony that marks the 39th anniversary this year will be broadcast all over the US on December 29.
June 14, 2016
We collected donations for Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures earthquakes at the concert venues of the 18th MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu. We deeply appreciate it that many attendants donated. A total of 109,423 yen were donated to Oita Prefecture Social Welfare Association on June 14, 2016. We wish for the earliest possible recovery and restoration of the areas affected and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the people who kindly made donations.
June 5, 2016
A concert to celebrate Ms. Argerich's 75th birthday was held with Staatskapelle Berlin with the direction of Daniel Barenboim at Berliner Philharmonie Palace Grand Hall. She received a big hand and Mr. Barenboim gave her a bunch of flowers. The orchestra members and the audience together sang Happy Birthday to her, making the concert very exciting. Ms. Argerich will give a concert with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Berlin again in August.
May 26, 2016
We are thankful to announce that the 18th MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu ended successfully. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the people who attended the concerts and those who involved to make the festival possible.
We would appreciate your continued support and cooperation to the Beppu Argerich Music Festival and the activities of Argerich Arts Foundation.
April 22, 2016
The Venue for the Opening Concert Changed Due to the effects of the recent earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita, the venue for the Opening Concert by Young Musicians of Oita Prefecture for the 18th MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu to be held on May 1 (Sun.) has been changed from the International Conference Room (3rd floor) to the Convention Hall (1st floor) at B-Con Plaza.
February 3, 2016
The outline of the 18th MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu was announced at the Oita Prefectural Office.
For the schedule of the 18th Music Festival, click - Program
For ticket information of the 18th Music Festival, click - Ticket Information
For Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus LINEUP 2016, click - here
February 13, 2015
For "Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus," click here.

Meeting Point --

The official name: MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu represents our wish to share the thought that
“Music does not stand alone, but is always with people.”

Fostering --

What we can do for children,
looking ahead to the next one hundred years.

Special Cooperation
Oita Bank
Cooperation
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Kawano Neurosugical Hospital
Canon
Konpiragu
iichiko
The Defence of Peace