Japanese violonist Ryu Goto to perform in Athens

Japanese violin soloist, Ryu Goto will visit Athens to perform with the Athens State Orchestra on May 13th at the Athens Concert Hall. Under the theme, “Treasures Known and Unknown IV”, the concert will include works by F. Mendelssohn, N. Paganini and J. Brahms. The orchestra will be conducted by Christoph Poppen.

Ryu Goto’s career began at age 7when he made his debut at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, playing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1. Since then, Goto has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including National Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Münchner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Sydney Symphony and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

He has has performed in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Sydney Opera House and others. Goto records for Deutsche Grammophon in collaboration with Universal Classics Japan.

In May 2011 he graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Physics and is currently studying the violin with Prof. Ana Chumachenco. He performs on the Stradivarius 1722 violin “Jupiter” on loan to him from Nippon Music Foundation. The event is supported by the Embassy of Japan in Athens.

May 13th, 20:30
Athens Concert Hall, Vasilissis Sofias ave. & Kokkali st., central Athens
Tickets: € 5-25
At 7:45 p.m. there will be a free introductory talk for ticket-holders

SOURCE: Athens Concert Hall/ Ryu Goto’s official web site
PHOTO: Ryu Goto’s official web site – Hisao Kishimoto