Suntory Hall

Throughout the 30th anniversary season, world-renowned musicians have talked to the cameras about why they like performing at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, what they find special about its acoustics and about their fondest memories of performing there.

To quote a few, cellist Yo-Yo Ma says that the hall has “both a grandness and the intimacy which is a hard thing to combine”, and Daniel Barenboim explains that the hall’s acoustics are special because it combines clarity of modern halls and the roundness and full tone of the famous old halls. Also, Martha Argerich talks about her most memorable concert at the hall, the performance of Chopin’s piano concerto with Ashkenazy in 2000.

These messages and many more can be watched here (more messages will be added in the coming months).

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