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APRIL 2024

Neaji Ensemble – Emmanuelle Rouaud (shakuhachi) and Henri Algadafe (composer, electronics & electric guitar) – a collaboration to create new contemporary repertoire for shakuhachi.

Past compositions/performances include two World Premieres, Un Long Chemin Sinueux (shakuhachi + electronics) in 2023 at the ESS Summer School in Dublin, Ireland and I Thought About Eva (shakuhachi + koto) in 2018 at the World Shakuhachi Festival in London, UK. Other new compositions were De Vagues et d’élans (2015) for shakuhachi and eletric guitar, premiered in Buc/Versailles, France.

Two new unperformed compositions in progress are Contraction-Expansion-Resolution-ou-Les-Reveries-Cosmologiques-D’un-Promeneur-égaré, and 36º 25’ N 12º 33’ E , both for shakuhachi, eletric guitar and electronics.

MARCH 2024

My next shakuhachi workshop at the Pôle Musique et Théâtre in Montigny-le-Bretonneux (Yvelines, France) will take place on Saturday, March 23

PVC study instrument will be at your disposal during the workshop.
Try it and you’ll love it! 🙂

Location : Pôle Musiques et Théâtre / Forum des Arts Charles Aznavour,
1, Parvis Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France

For more information, read the description below
or contact me at : mail@emmanuelle-rouaud.com

MARCH 2024

Reison Kuroda, Japanese shakuhachi player, will be at the CRR de Versailles on Wednesday, March 20, as part of his Europe tour, for concert and shakuhachi demonstration and I’m very honored to have been invited to play a duet with him during his concert!

4 to 5:30 pm : demonstration, initiation
7 to 8 pm : concert

Location : Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles Grand Parc – Salle Rameau 24, rue de la Chancellerie – 78000 Versailles

JANUARY 2024

As part of the ESS Online Season 2023-24 we are staging the ESS Members New Year Concert on Sunday 21 January 2024. The time is 14h00 to ca.16h00 (CET). This year our ESS concert has the theme ‘Shakuhachi Animals’. We want to explore the way the shakuhachi is used to imitate, represent or evoke animals and their routines and characters. There will be a mixture of invited performers and ESS members contributions to make up the concert programme.

More information on :  https://online2023-24.shakuhachisociety.eu/ 

JANUARY to JUNE 2024

You always wanted to learn how to play the shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute)? Then come and join us for my workshops at the Pôle Musique et Théâtre in Montigny-le-Bretonneux (Yvelines, France).

We will learn about the instrument (breathing and finger techniques), we will discover the associated repertoire, we will listen to traditional Japanese music (honkyoku) and also discover the sound of the instruments associated with the shakuhachi, which are the koto (table zither) and the shamisen (three-string guitar).

It’s one Saturday a month, and a PVC study instrument will be at your disposal during the workshop. Try it and you’ll love it! 🙂

Location : Pôle Musiques et Théâtre / Forum des Arts Charles Aznavour,
1, Parvis Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France

For more information, read the description below :

Atelier de shakuhachi, flûte traditionnelle japonaise, Inscription à l’adresse suivante : pmt@montigny78.fr

DECEMBER 2023

Ciné-Concert
Naruto Symphonic Experience / Netherlands

Date: 6 December, 7:30 pm
Location: AFAS Live, Amsterdam

“To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Naruto, and for the first time in France, relive the extraordinary story of this young ninja apprentice during an exceptional ciné-concert!
The musicians of the UN POUR TOUS orchestra, conducted by Antoine GLATARD perform live versions of the anime’s greatest tunes, while a giant screen shows a never-before-seen montage of the first 220 episodes in their original version with subtitles.
For more than two hours, we enjoy an unforgettable experience as we follow Naruto’s exciting stories in the heart of the hidden village of Konoha!”

More information : www.unpourtousproductions.com

OCTOBER 2023

Ciné-Concert
Naruto Symphonic Experience
/ German tour
Dates : October 16-20, 2023

Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Berlin, Tempodrom
Hamburg, Sporthalle Hamburg
Leipzig, Quarterback Immobilien Arena

“To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Naruto, and for the first time in France, relive the extraordinary story of this young ninja apprentice during an exceptional ciné-concert!
The musicians of the UN POUR TOUS orchestra, conducted by Antoine GLATARD perform live versions of the anime’s greatest tunes, while a giant screen shows a never-before-seen montage of the first 220 episodes in their original version with subtitles.
For more than two hours, we enjoy an unforgettable experience as we follow Naruto’s exciting stories in the heart of the hidden village of Konoha!”

More information : www.unpourtousproductions.com

OCTOBER 2023

Happy to announce the ESS online Season 2023-24! This year we have the motto “Today is a good day to start shakuhachi… or simply to pick up some new skills”.

Overview of ESS Online Season 2023-24:

15 October 2023Event #1 StartingUp Shakuhachi/Beginner
Riley Lee, Daniel Ryudo
11+12 November 2023Event #2  Beginner/Elementary
Riley Lee, Daniel Ryudo, Véronique Piron, Elizabeth Reian Bennett
21 January 2024 Event #3  ESS New Year Concert
ESS Members
11 February 2024 Event #4 Beginner/Elementary
Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Kiku Day
2+3 March 2024Event #5  Intermediate/Advanced
Akihito Obama, Gunnar Jinmei Linder, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Elizabeth Brown
13, 14, 20, 27 April & 4 May 2024 Event #6.1-#6.5  Voice & Shakuhachi
Junko Ueda, Teruo Furuya, Shino Arisawa/Miyama McQueen-Tokita, Kinzaburo Abe ,
Anne Norman
2 June 2024 Event #7  Shakuhachi & Improvisation
Ned Rothenberg, Detta Danford & Natasha Zielazinski

Hope to see you online at some point!

Meanwhile if you have any questions or comments please contact us at :  online-events@shakuhachisociety.eu

JULY 2023

At the ESS AGM this July, I was reelected as the treasurer of the European Shakuhachi Society (ESS). Happy to be able to continue my volunteer work 🙂

JULY 2023

July 20-23, 2023
ESS Shakuhachi Summer School Balbriggan (Irland)


I was teaching following workshops:
De vagues et d’élans for shakuhachi and guitar (Henri Algadafe, 2014)
– Naruto tunes
– Improvisation, Narrative & Moving Image: Exploration of experimental and contemporary shakuhachi techniques – wokshop co-leading with Thorsten Knaub

Gala concert Sunday July 23, 1 pm
World Premier of Henri Algadafe’s composition Un long chemin sinueux (A long winding path) for shakuhachi & live electronics commissionned by Emmanuelle Rouaud in 2022, performed by Emmanuelle Rouaud (shakuhachi) and Henri Algadafe (electronics)

Concert Friday July 21, 7:30 pm
De Vagues et d’Élans (Of Waves and Motions) by Henri Algadafe, 2014
Emmanuelle Rouaud, shakuhachi and Henri Algadafe, guitar

Location : Irish Institute of Music & Song (IIMS), Church St, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

JUNE 2023

Boucle d’or et les trois ours
musical tale in 1 act for children’s choir, narrator and instrumental ensemble by Nicole Berne & Julien Joubert – adapted and directed by Inès Kahal and Patricia Leduc
Date : Sunday 25 June, 3 pm
Location : Ferme du Manet, 61 avenue du Manet, 78180 Montigny-Le-Bretonneux (Yvelines-France)

JUNE 2023

Ciné-Concert
Naruto Symphonic Experience / Spain

Date : 3 June, 8 pm
Location : Palacio Vistalegre Arena, Madrid

“To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Naruto, and for the first time in France, relive the extraordinary story of this young ninja apprentice during an exceptional ciné-concert!
The musicians of the UN POUR TOUS orchestra, conducted by Antoine GLATARD perform live versions of the anime’s greatest tunes, while a giant screen shows a never-before-seen montage of the first 220 episodes in their original version with subtitles.
For more than two hours, we enjoy an unforgettable experience as we follow Naruto’s exciting stories in the heart of the hidden village of Konoha!”

More information : www.unpourtousproductions.com

APRIL 2023

Concert with baroque orchestra & Ensemble Jubilate de Versailles (Yvelines-France)
conducted by Michel Lefèvre and with the soloists Alexandra Rebhinder, Amélie Alú,
Sarah Verrees, François Joron & Jean-Louis Serre

Dixit Dominus, Antonio Vivaldi
Requiem ZWV46, Jan-Dismas Zelenka

Dates : the 18 April (Eglise Saint Roch, Paris) & 20 April (Notre Dame de Versailles)
Time : 8:45 pm
More information : www.ensemble-jubilate-Versailles.fr

APRIL 2023

Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, a musical tale based on Charles Perrault and the Grimm brothers.

Actors, text & direction : Guy Lumbroso & Kenan Desaldeleer
Flute : Emmanuelle Rouaud
Piano : Marielle Le Monnier

Date : Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11am

Pôle Musiques et Théâtre / Forum des Arts Charles Aznavour, Stavinsky Auditorium
1 Parvis Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France

MARCH 2023

Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, a musical tale based on Charles Perrault and the Grimm brothers

Actors, text & direction : Guy Lumbroso & Kenan Desaldeleer
Flute : Emmanuelle Rouaud
Piano : Marielle Le Monnier

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 9am, 10am, 2pm & 3pm – school groups from Montigny-le-Bretonneux (pupils only)

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8pm

Pôle Musiques et Théâtre / Forum des Arts Charles Aznavour, Stavinsky Auditorium
1 Parvis Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France

FEBRUARY to JULY 2023

I am pleased to announce the opening of a shakuhachi workshop at the Forum des Arts Charles Aznavour (near Paris) in collaboration with the CRC of the Pôle Musiques et Théâtre. The Shakuhachi workshop takes place one Saturday per month from 10:45 to 12:45 from February to July 2023 over 6 sessions.

We will learn about the instrument (breathing and finger techniques), we will discover the associated repertoire, we listen to traditional Japanese music to discover the sound of the instruments associated with the shakuhachi, which are the koto (table zither) and the shamisen (three-string guitar).

PVC study shakuhachi will be available during the workshop. 🙂

Location : Pôle Musiques et Théâtre / Forum des Arts Charles Aznavour,
1, Parvis Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France

FEBRUARY 2023

FLARP PROJECT at CRR Versailles Grand Parc
A meeting of the flute and harp students of Emmanuelle Rouaud & Aurélie Barbé.
An encounter and ensemble-playing project based on improvisation, introduction to the electric harp and discovery and introduction to the shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute).

Date : Wednesday February 15 at 7 pm
Location : Château de Buc, 20 rue Louis Massotte, 78 530 Buc

JANUARY 2023

Flute weekend at CRR Versailles Grand Parc – Concert/Masterclass
From Saturday, January 14 to Sunday 15
Offered by teachers and student flautists of all levels at the music academy of versailles, this weekend devoted to the flute combines world music, ensemble playing and contemporary creation.

Saturday January 14th
Master-class by Magali Mosnier, Salle Rameau, 9:30 am
Cuban music workshop, Auditorium Claude Debussy, 6 pm
Concert with Orquesta MI SOL, Auditorium Claude Debussy, 6:30 pm

Sunday January 15th
Meditation and stress management workshop with Gladys Avignon, 2:00 pm
Concert by the flute orchestra, pieces by Pascal Proust, 4:30 pm

Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles Grand Parc – Auditorium Claude Debussy 24, rue de la Chancellerie – 78000 Versailles

DECEMBER 2022

The latest and last issue of BAMBOO as co-editor. It has been a fantastic time to work on the last five issues of BAMBOO. This issue is devoted in particular to ideas of Tradition and Transmission of shakuhachi honkyoku music, with leading Japanese and Western players sharing their experiences of study. Also we have a look at Shakuhachi in South America with focus on Brazil. Hope you enjoy!

BAMBOO – European Shakuhachi Society’s Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2022 edition

JUNE 2022

Le Fameux Molière by Julien Joubert for choir & instrumental ensemble at Ferme du Manet, Montigny-le-Bretonneux (Yvelines-France)
Music : Julien Joubert &Text: Gaël Lépingle
Mise en scène : Manon Conan
Music director : Eulalie Buyck
Choir from the Pôle Musiques et Théâtre-Montigny-le-Bretonneux
Instrumental ensemble : Emmanuelle Rouaud (flûte traversière), Pierre Girault (trompette), Solène Roux (trombone), Virginie Turban (violon), Carole Carrive (violoncelle), Michel Fouquet (contrebasse), Davide Perrone (piano)

Date : 26 June, 3pm
Location : Ferme du Manet, 61 avenue du Manet, 78180 Montigny-Le-Bretonneux

JUNE 2022

We just finished editing the latest issue of BAMBOO. Please check out the review/interview with Dai Fujikura whose Shakuhachi Concerto premiered in Rennes in April. It was just such a great experience to see the performance and hear the great Dozan Fujiwara on shakuhachi! (page 7 to 17)

BAMBOO – European Shakuhachi Society’s Newsletter – Summer 2022 edition

APRIL 2022

Happy to announce the Teruo Furuya Online Workshop 2022 on the 16/17 April & 23/24 April. Teruo Furuya, director and principle instructor of the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan (KSK) in Japan, will present the honkyoku pieces Hon Shirabe, Sanya Sugagaki, Reibo & Ukigumo as well as the modern pieces Miyama Higurashi by Fukuda Rando & Kokyo by Miki Minoru. Furthermore there are two contextual sessions dealing with notions surrounding honkyoku performance & technique. It is a full packed and exciting programme and it is an excellent opportunity to learn from one of the leading players active today!
For booking and more information visit: http://shakuhachi-atelier.com/events

Workshop dates : Sat/Sun 16/17.4 & Sat/Sun 23/24.4
Workshop times : 10am – 1pm (tbc)
Fees : € 90
Teaching language : Japanese/English
Booking : http://shakuhachi-atelier.com/events 
Technology : Zoom 
Hope to see you there!

MARCH 2022

Concert with baroque orchestra & Ensemble Jubilate de Versailles (Yvelines-France)
conducted by Michel Lefèvre and with the soloists Gaël et Blanche Lefèvre (Incroyable talent!). We will play three magnificent works by M.A.Charpentier, J.J.Cassanéa de Mondonville & J.D.Heinichen

Dates : the 22 March (Notre Dame de Versailles) & 24 March (Eglise Saint Roch, Paris)
Time : 8:45 pm
More information : www.ensemble-jubilate-Versailles.fr

DECEMBER 2021

Happy to announce the upcoming edition of BAMBOO!

BAMBOO – European Shakuhachi Society’s Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2021 edition

OCTOBER 2021

Un automne au Japon – Demonstration of shakuhachi making & concert with shakuhachi, koto & shamisen. This day will features a demonstration of various processes involved in jiari shakuhachi making by the maker Thorsten Knaub and also introductions to the three Japanese instruments, shakuhachi, koto and shamisen at the Conservatoire Municipal de Musique in Saulx-les-Chartreux near Paris. In the evening there will be a concert and I will play the shakuhachi with Fumie Hihara (koto and shamisen) featuring sankyoku, shinkyoku and honkyoku music.

Date : 16 October 2021
Times introduction & demonstration : 16h30 – 18h30
Time concert : 20h30
Location : Salle Boris Vian, Conservatoire de Musique
49 rue de la Division Leclerc, 91160 Saulx-les-Chartreux (Essone-France)

JUNE 2021

Here is the Spring/Summer edition of BAMBOO. This time there is a major interview with the organisers of the World Shakuhachi Festival in China (WSF2022) as well we have an inside in how Japanese shakuhachi masters prepare for performance.

BAMBOO – European Shakuhachi Society’s Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2021 edition

APRIL 2021

Normally the spring time brings with it the opportunity to meet for some of us in person at Teruo Furuya’s workshop in Paris. This year that is not possible, but we are so grateful that our sensei will lead an 4-day online workshop in April instead.
Teruo Furuya, director and principle instructor of the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan (KSK), will present honkyoku as transmitted through KSK, modern composition by Fukuda Rando and sessions on technique. This is a excellent opportunity to learn from one of the leading players active today. All levels welcome. 
Workshop places are limited to about 16 places to have an efficient size of the participants’ group and allow as much interaction as possible within the online teaching framework. 
Workshop dates : Sat/Sun 17/18.4 & Sat/Sun 24/25.4
Workshop times : 10h00 – 13h00
Fees : € 80
Teaching language : Japanese/English
Booking : http://shakuhachi-atelier.com/events
Technology : Zoom

Any questions please let us know. (info@shakuhachi-atelier.com) Hope to see you there!
And please feel free to share to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

FEBRUARY 2021

Great fun to teach a session on Shingetsu at the ESS NowHere II online festival this weekend. There were about 60+ participants for NowHere II, thanks for being there and thanks, of course, to the organisers.

DECEMBER 2020

Having been elected to the European Shakuhachi Society (ESS) committee as one of the ESS newsletter’s publishing team with Thorsten Knaub, we just finished editing the first issue under the new name of BAMBOO. Enjoy!

BAMBOO – European Shakuhachi Society’s Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2020 edition

NOVEMBER 2020

NowHere II – European Shakuhachi Society Winter Festival
Following on from the very successful online event in August, the ESS will be holding a 2-day online Winter NowHere II Festival in February 2021 showcasing some of the finest players and teachers from Japan and Europe.

I am very happy to be teaching the honkyoku Shingetsu from the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan tradition. Saturday, February 6th at 13h00 CET

There will be two guests from Japan – John Kaizan Neptune and Mizuno Kohmei, as well as other teachers from Europe: Hélène Seiyu Codjo, Antonio Enzan Olías and Christophe Kazan Gaston.

More info and registration here : http://nowhere2021.shakuhachisociety.eu

OCTOBER 2020

W.A.Mozart – Concert show for wind quintet & narrator, schools performance & concert at Salle J. Brel in Montigny-le-Bretonneux (Yvelines-France)
Text, mise en scène & narrator: Kénan Desaldeleer
Wind quintet: Emmanuelle Rouaud (flûte traversière), Hélène Ducros (hautbois), Jean-Marc Pasco (clarinette), Sébastien Roca (cor) & Pierre Walter (basson)
Date : 2 October 2020
Time (pupils only) : 9h30-11h30 & 14h30-16h30 / Time concert: 20h
Location : Jacques Brel Room, 4 rue de la mare aux Carats, 78180, Montigny-le-Bretonneux

SEPTEMBER 2020

Videos from the concert on 12 March (just before the lockdown started) are now on Teruo Furuya’s YouTube channel :

MARCH 2020

We are excited to announce our 2020 Masterclass with Teruo FURUYA (shakuhachi), director and principal instructor of the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan (KSK) in Japan and Mizuka ONISHI (koto/shamisen), recipient of the Tottori Prefecture Cultural Achievement Award 2020, in Saint-Maurice (Paris). The dates are the weekend of the 7 & 8 March and for the location we will return to the Academy of Music and Theater of Saint Maurice.

As in previous years the masterclass will again offer an opportunity to study honkyoku pieces from the Katsuya YOKOYAMA lineage as transmitted through the Kenshūkan and from the wider KSK repertoire. This years’ pieces will be the two honkyoku Koku and Sagariha, the sokyoku Haru no Kyoku and the modern Fukuda RANDO composition Tabibito no Uta. For registered participants we will send you photocopied scores and sound files in due course.

DATES & LOCATION
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March

Olivier Messiaen Academy of Music and Theater Saint-Maurice
The François Devienne Auditorium
30 bis rue du Maréchal Leclerc, 94410 Saint-Maurice/Paris
M° line 8, Charenton-Écoles or École Vétérinaire-Maison-Alfort

SCHEDULE
Master class 10h00 – 17h30
Koto/Shamisen class 10h00 – 12h30
Lunch break 12h30 – 14h00

FEES
Shakuhachi 1 DAY = € 75 / 2 DAYS = € 140
Koto/Shamisen 1 DAY = € 60 / 2 DAYS = € 110

You are welcome to come to the masterclass for ‘listening only’ (€ 20 per day)

ENROLMENT AND FURTHER INFORMATION
To reserve your place at the Masterclass 2020 or for any questions please contact us at furuya.masterclass[at]gmail.com. Fees to be paid on the first day in cash.

You can find all the info as PDF here

Hope to see you there!
Emmanuelle, Katsura, Thorsten

DECEMBER 2019

Discover the Traditional Music of Japan

A 3-day event to discover the world of traditional Japanese music throughout the centuries, from the Edo period through to today through three of its emblematic instruments: shakuachi, koto and shamisen.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Exploring the shakuhachi and Japanese songs with school groups from Montigny-le-Bretonneux (pupils only)
Emmanuelle Rouaud – shakuhachi
Eulalie Buyck – director of choir
Time : 9h-11h
Location : tba

Friday, December 13, 2019
Concert at the Franco-Japanese Cultural Institute of Montigny-le-Bretonneux (reserved for students of the Institute)
Emmanuelle Rouaud – shakuhachi
Naoko Kikuchi – koto, shamisen
Time : 14h-15h
Location : 7 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Presentation and demonstration of koto, shamisen and shakuhachi (free admission)
Naoko Kikuchi – koto, shamisen
Emmanuelle Rouaud – shakuhachi
Time : 18h-19h30
Location : Jacques Brel Room, 4 rue de la mare aux Carats, 78180, Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Concert/Lecture, 11h
Naoko Kikuchi – koto, voice and shamisen
Emmanuelle Rouaud – shakuhachi
Location : Canal Mediatheque, Quai François Truffaut, 78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Winter Concert – Traditional Japanese Music, 20h30
Part 1 : Ensemble for silver flute, guitars and harps, Japanese music workshop, children’s choir and theater group cycle (Sotoba Komachi – Five modern Nô plays by Yukio Mishima)
Student actors, directed by Manon Conan
Part 2 : Concert – Emmanuelle Rouaud (shakuhachi) and Naoko Kikuchi (koto & shamisen)

Location : Jacques Brel Room, 4 rue de la mare aux Carats, 78180, Montigny-le-Bretonneux
Free admission, on reservation within the limits of available places.
Information: 01 30 64 15 73

SEPTEMBER 2019

I visited Japan in August/September to take part in the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan’s 30-year anniversary festival. It was such a interesting and great time traveling in Japan. In particular I was happy to be one of the selected 10 finalists in the “Competition of Honkyoku classics handed down by Master Yokoyama Katsuya” at the Bisei Kankyo Kaizan Center at August 29, 2019, where I performed Daha. The six competition judges were Furuya Teruo, Matama Kazushi, Sugawara Kuniyoshi, Kakizakai Kaoru, Ishikawa Toshimitsu and Okada Michiaki.

JUNE 2019

Lola et Le Petit Facteur – musicals by Dominique Baduel
Musical director & mise en scène: Patricia Leduc
Choir director : Patricia Leduc & Eulalie Buyck
Choir from the Pôle Musiques et Théâtre-Montigny-le-Bretonneux
Instrumental ensemble : Emmanuelle Rouaud (flûte traversière, flûte alto & shakuhachi), Rafael-Lino Markov (guitare & accordéon), Pierre-Alexandre Fare (batterie), Laure Burckard (percussions), Michel Fouquet (contrebasse), Jean-Paul Teyssier (piano)

Date : 30 June 2019, 15h
Location : Ferme du Manet, 61 avenue du Manet, 78180 Montigny-Le-Bretonneux

APRIL 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Concert – Musique du Japon with Teruo Furuya & Mizuka Onishi
Special invitees Emmanuelle Rouaud, Katsura Creasion

Date : 9 April, 20h30
Location : Centre Mandapa, 6 Rue Wurtz, 75013 Paris / M° : Glacière or Corvisart (line 6)

MARCH 2019

La Belle et la Bête (The beauty & the beast)
Music by Diane Baysang & Frédéric Unterfinger adapted from Mme de Beaumont’s tale
Narrator: Kenan Desaldeleer
Instrumental ensemble: Emmanuelle Rouaud (flûte traversière), Hélène Ducros (hautbois), Carole Carrive (violoncelle) & Annabelle Seguin (accordéon)

Dates : 11 & 22 March 2019, 20h
Location : Jacques Brel Room, 4 rue de la mare aux Carats, 78180, Montigny-le-Bretonneux

FEBRUARY 2019

Concert around the works of Henri Paget (composer & organist).
I will play Licht for flute & organ, Asa no Mezame for flute alto solo and Fantasie for flute, violin & organ with Frederik Jongejans, violon and Henri Paget, organ

Date : 17 February, 16h30
Location : Eglise Sainte-Jeanne de Chantal, 96 boulevard Murat, Paris 16 / M°: Line 9

JANUARY 2019

Concert Hommage à Marcel Chapuis (1930-2017)
“Ses mains étaient comme des racines” (third day)
I will play Licht for flute & organ by Henri Paget (composer & organist)

Date : 19 January, 17h
Location : Eglise Saint Séverin, 2 rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

AUGUST 2018

August 1-4, 2018
World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 London – World Premier of Henri Algadafe’s composition I Thought About Eva for koto and shakuhachi as part of the New Horizons/Frank Denyer concert. Performed by Emmanuelle Rouaud (shakuhachi) and Takahashi Gaho (koto)

Date : 3 August, 13h00
Location : Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW

about

Emmanuelle Rouaud is a French musician specialising in silver flute, baroque flute and shakuhachi. Rouaud holds, among others, the certificates Prix de la Ville de Paris and Prix du CRR de Paris et CRR Cergy- Pontoise in early music, and teaches flute at CRR Versailles Grand Parc and at Pôle Musiques & Théâtre-Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.

Her projects and collaborations include performing with the Orchestra d’Auvergne, various baroque orchestras, chamber ensembles, and with organist Henri Paget. With shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) Emmanuelle performs within traditional as well as contemporary music contexts.

shakuhachi

Emmanuelle Rouaud discovered the shakuhachi in 2006 and was fascinated by the possibilities of tone colour and sounds and began exploring the instrument.

Since 2013 Emmanuelle is studying the honkyoku and modern repertoire with Teruo Furuya, the director of the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan (KSK) in Japan. Emmanuelle is also interested in traditional sankyoku ensemble playing and has received tuition from players like Gunnar Jinmei Linder, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and Keisuke Zenyoji among others.

Her interest in developing new repertoire for shakuhachi led her to a collaboration with French composer Henri Algadafe and premiering ‘I thought About Eva’ for shakuhachi and koto at the World Shakuhachi Festival in London in 2018, ‘Un long chemin sinueux’ (‘A long winding path’) in 2023 at the European Shakuhachi Festival in Balbriggan (Irland). Currently they are working on a new composition for electric guitar, electronics and 2.4 shakuhachi.

Emmanuelle performs shakuhachi music regularly, most recently with koto players Naoko Kikuchi, Gaho Takahashi and Fumie Hihara, she also was one of the finalists of the honkyoku competition at the KSK’s 30th anniversary event in 2019 in Bisei, Japan.

Emmanuelle Rouaud lives and works near Paris, France. There she co-organises the annual Teruo Furuya/Mizuka Onishi workshop in Paris, developing shakuhachi classes in CRC Montigny-le-Bretonneux as well as teaches the silver flute (CRR Versailles Grand Parc) and offers shakuhachi teaching through her collaboration with jiari maker Thorsten Knaub at shakuhachi-atelier.

concerts

New Horizons Concert, World Shakuhachi Festival London 2018

Teachers’ Concert, European Shakuhachi Society Summer School, Denmark 2017

Museum Guimet, Paris 2016

Museum Guimet, Paris 2016

projects

Neaji Ensemble – Emmanuelle Rouaud (shakuhachi) and Henri Algadafe (composer, electronics & electric guitar) – a collaboration to create new contemporary repertoire for shakuhachi.

Past compositions/performances include two World Premieres, Un Long Chemin Sinueux (shakuhachi + electronics) in 2023 at the ESS Summer School in Dublin, Ireland and I Thought About Eva (shakuhachi + koto) in 2018 at the World Shakuhachi Festival in London, UK. Other new compositions were De Vagues et d’élans (2015) for shakuhachi and eletric guitar, premiered in Buc/Versailles, France.

Two new unperformed compositions in progress are Contraction-Expansion-Resolution-ou-Les-Reveries-Cosmologiques-D’un-Promeneur-égaré, and 36º 25’ N 12º 33’ E , both for shakuhachi, eletric guitar and electronics.

School of Music De Buc, France