Final part of a three-part series of interviews from the 8 June concert at the Old Ueno Concert Hall, Part 3.

-The performance is at the former Tokyo Music School Sogakudo, which is also designated as an important cultural asset. Is there anything you are looking forward to, Nishizawa-san?

This is a hall where some of Japan’s leading representatives of Western music, such as Taki Rentaro and Yamada Kosaku, used to perform. When I was a child, my parents took me to a concert at the old concert hall and I was completely enamoured with its romantic atmosphere and sopranos singing in beautiful dresses. I never thought I would be able to play here. I am very happy. The sound of the park’s greenery seemed to resonate so softly, reminding me of the nearby Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement, where I lived from the age of 18, when I was studying in Paris. I hope that the French music in the second half of the concert will make you feel as if you are wandering around the cosy 8th arrondissement.


–Is there anything you would like to take on further in the future, Nishizawa-san?

On 15 November, we will hold the regular concert of the aforementioned (see *interview vol. 2) Falla Friends Society. We will welcome a special guest, a wonderful Italian violinist from Venice, who will give a thrilling talk about the music of the Mediterranean countries, which is the basis of Western music, with a focus on Falla. With your support and feedback, I hope to learn in depth and enjoy myself.

Please take a look at some photos from the rehearsal at the Venice Conservatory.


-Finally, what would you like to say to everyone who is looking forward to the day?

For the Venice-themed song, I would be happy if you could also take a look at the two videos I have just taken in Venice, on my mobile phone, for your reference.

Venezia 1

Venezia 2

The bright, beautiful sounds and passions of France, Italy and Spain.

I wish you could simply feel the pleasure of the sound vibrations touching your ears and skin.

Why not close your eyes and let your heart and soul be in the world of sound?

We look forward to seeing you at the venue!