The Lobby Concert 25 started as part of Mécénat activities in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Hotel Okura Tokyo in 1987. We provide our lobby space for free concerts on the 25th of every month to support musicians’ activities. The Lobby Concert has been supervised by Mr. Naoto Otomo since the hotel’s 50th anniversary in 2012 to make up programs. “The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund” was established to support the arts and culture to encourage mécénat activities. Donation collected at the lobby concert venue will be donated to organizations that conduct activities specializing in “music”.


Notice on Preventive Measures against COVID-19

We will hold The Lobby Concert 25 with a limited number of audience based on the following preventive measures against COVID-19.

  • Please wear a face mask during the concert and disinfect your hands with alcohol-based sanitizers.
    * If a visitor doesn’t wear a face mask, we will ask him/her not to enter the venue.
  • We might limit the number of visitors depending on the situation.
  • Please keep a distance from each other during the concert.

We appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.

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SupervisorNaoto Otomo

Since his debut as a conductor for the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22 while at Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Naoto Otomo has been one of leading conductors who continues to lead the Japanese music scene. He successively served as conductor for the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and as music director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra and the Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra, and the artistic director of the Takasaki City Theatre.


Date

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Hours

17:30 - 18:00

Artists

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Lina Nakano (Violin)
(Piano: Saaya Park)

Born in Tokyo in 2004, Lina Nakano started playing the violin at the age of three. She won the 1st prize and Grand Prize at Category A of the International Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists (Belgium) in 2015 and national and international competitions, including the 1st prize at the 90th Japan Music Competition in 2021. She attracted attention when she won the 8th Sendai International Music Competition in 2022 at the age of 17, the youngest ever. Since then, she has expanded her activities to include performances with major Japanese orchestras. She is a 3rd-year student of Toho Gakuen Music High School with a scholarship and studies under Akiko Tatsumi.
She plays the Antonius Stradivarius made in 1716, on loan from ITOH, a general foundation.

List

Mozart
Violin Sonata No. 22 in A Major, K. 305
Hubay
Carmen, fantasie brillante, Op. 3, No. 3
Paganini
Cantabile in D Major, Op. 17, MS 109

Venue

The Okura Prestige Tower Main Lobby (5F)

* Please note that the number of the chairs in the lobby is limited.

Entry Fee

Free


Schedule of the Artists

Vol.411 April 25, 2023

©Urara Murakami

Anna Ojiro (Piano)


We established the The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund to support the art and culture, and accept donations from everyone.

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