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

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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August 2, 2019
Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Concert LINEUP (October 2019 to March 2020)
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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 2020 - 21

2020-21 Chamber Music Series − What to convey to you now

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.15: Creation from the earth

Date & Time:
November 23 (Mon. holiday), 2020
Doors: 14:10 / Starts: 15:00 / Lecture by Kyoko Ito: 14:40 -
Artist:
Yu Kosuge (piano)
Details of the concert

Vol.16: Calmness and beacon of hope

Date & Time:
December 9 (Wed.), 2020
Doors: 18:10 / Starts: 19:00 / Lecture by Kyoko Ito: 18:40 -
Artists:
Dai Miyata (cello), Mami Nishio (piano)
Details of the concert

Vol.17: Music for the future [ Postponed ]

Date & Time:
July 4 (Sun.), 2021
Doors: 14:10 / Starts: 15:00 / Lecture by Kyoko Ito: 14:40 -
Artists:
Kyoko Takezawa (violin), Yuya Tsuda (piano)
Details of the concert

Vol.18: Embraced with graceful sounds

Date & Time:
February 28 (Sun.), 2021
Doors: 14:10 / Starts: 15:00 / Lecture by Kyoko Ito: 14:40 -
Artists:
Yoshiko Kawamoto (viola), Tomoki Sakata (piano)
Details of the concert

Welcome to “Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus”.
It has been long time that we cannot share the joy of music together with you.
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, heavy rain hit a large area of Japan including Oita.
It was really hard to decide to hold concerts under such circumstances, but with your cooperation, we will resume our concerts with various safety measures in place.

The theme of the new series is “What to convey to you now.
We will communicate each artist’s thoughts through music. We now have Yu Kosuge for a new resident artist for the Haus, in addition to Ms. Kyoko Takezawa and Ms. Yoshiko Kawamoto, who will share the rich world of music with you.

With the power of music talked frequently, I think the messages to human beings through music by such composers as Bach and Beethoven are prayers that go to the hearts of people beyond times.

I sincerely hope you will have an enriched time by sharing the thoughts of individual composers with these wonderful artists.
Please enjoy to your heart’s content.

September 2020
Kyoko Ito
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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