Forty-eight years since classical music superstar Martha Argerich first set foot in Japan,
and now twenty-three 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 Marthita, 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.


February 5, 2019
Press conference for the 21st MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu was held at the Oita Prefectural Government building.

To see the schedule for the 19th MUSIC FESTIVAL, click here - Programs
To get tickets of the 21st MUSIC FESTIVAL, click here - Ticket Information

August 12, 2018
Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Concert LINEUP (November 2018 to March 2019)

October 4, 2017
The list and details of the concerts in the 19th MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu have been posted.

July 13, 2017
Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Concert LINEUP (September 2017 to January 2018)---Click here

February 7, 2017
"OITA PEACE SYMPHONY" A PR video of the Beppu Argerich Music Festival and Oita is now on view.
Special page Click here

Click here to view past information.

Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus LINEUP 2018 - 19

[ 2018 - 19 Chamber Music Series - What Beethoven weaves ]

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.7: Sayaka Shoji & Yu Kosuge Duo Recital

Date & Time:
November 26 (Mon.) 19:00 -
18:40 - Lecture
Sayaka Shoji (violin)
Yu Kosuge (piano)
Kyoko Ito (lecture)
Details of the concert

Vol.8: Michie Koyama & Yoshiko Kawamoto Duo Recital

Date & Time:
December 1 (Sat.) 15:00 -
14:40 - Lecture
Michie Koyama (piano)
Yoshiko Kawamoto (viola)
Kyoko Ito (lecture)
Details of the concert

Vol.9: Kyoko Takezawa Violin Recital

Date & Time:
February 10 (Sun.), 2019 15:00 -
14:40 - Lecture
Kyoko Takezawa (violin)
Akira Eguchi (piano)
Kyoko Ito (lecture)
Details of the concert

Vol.10: Kyoko Ito Piano & Lecture Concert
Tracing the descent of Beethoven

Date & Time:
March 17 (Sun.), 2019 15:00 -
Kyoko Ito (piano)
Details of the concert

[ Open Violin Master Class ]

Date & Time:
February 11 (Mon. holiday), 2019 13:00 -
Lessons by:
Kyoko Takezawa
Details of the concert

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

Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus
Noguchibaru 3030-1, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken
Construction period:
From September 2014 to April 2015
Total floor area:
796.48 m²
One-story ferroconcrete (partially steel-framed) building
Number of seats at the salon:
150 (movable)
Steinway & Sons D274
Acoustics designed by:
Nagata Acoustics Inc.