Great musician Mr. Ivry Gitlis passed away.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences and bestow our highest possible praise on him.

It is quite special that he ascended to heaven on Christmas Eve.
It seems he ended his life with the blessing of God.
His superb musical achievements will remain in our mind forever. He invited us to one and only world nobody could have accomplished and certainly established an epoch.
He kindly worried about the Great Earthquake in the Tohoku region in Japan.
As Japanese, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to him.
In every sense, there is no Gitlis before Gitlis and no Gitlis after Gitlis.
We deeply appreciate him for the wonderful time he gave to us.

December 25, 2020

Kyoko Ito
Vice Chairperson, Argerich Arts Foundation
General Producer, MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu