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The Speakers

Riley Lee

Riley began playing the shakuhachi in 1971. He is the recipient of two of the oldest and most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi and in 1980 he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master.

Koji Matsunobu

Koji holds PhDs in music and arts education and is a former Fulbright Graduate Scholar. His training in piano and shakuhachi provides him with a context of intercultural dialogues over human experiences of music.

Australian Shakuhachi Society

The purpose of the Australian Shakuhachi Society, founded in 1996, is to promote the shakuhachi and its music and to assist others who are doing the same.