中嶋俊晴(カウンターテナー) × 岡本拓也(クラシックギター)

「武満 徹の歌曲」でコロナ禍に寄り添う

昨年12月に彦根で作曲家でジャズピアニストの谷川賢作さんとコンサートをしてくださったカウンターテナー の中嶋俊晴さんがギターリストの岡本拓也さんと武満徹の歌曲を収録したと録画を送ってくださいました。 




Countertenor, Toshiharu Nakajima who held a concert at Hikone last December with Jazz pianist, Kensaku Tanikawa, sent an email and video tape. 
It was a recording tape of songs of Toru Takemitsu with guitar by Takuya Okamoto. Mr. Nakajima is an opera singer who grew up in Hikone and went to Kyoto City University of Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He finished his master degree with Best Honor Award at Conservatorium van Amsterdam and currently he is singing in Europe mainly as a soloist. This year he was awarded the 31st Gotoh Memorial Foundation Culture Prize for New Opera Performer of the Year in 2020. On the other hand, Mr. Okamoto from Chiba is a classical guitarist and he finished his master degree from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with the best grade. He got the second prize at the prestigious Alhambra International Competition in 1918 as the first Japanese finalist. They recorded “Songs of Toru Takemitsu” to support artists amid the difficult situation caused by the coronavirus by the City of Kyoto. Mr. Nakajima sings beautiful Japanese with all his heart and Mr. Okamoto plays guitar accompanying humbly with Nakajima’s songs in a deep sound. It is a beautiful recording and I am sure it will be a calm and rich time for us who are in an uneasy situation with the coronavirus and terribly hot days. I am hoping to welcome them in my cafe “Taga Asahiya” next year.