Asia Society Texas Center presents Akiko Sakurai in "The World of Heike Monogatari"
Master biwa artist Akiko Sakurai presents this solo concert of narrative songs from Japan's medieval period. Delicate yet energetic, her performance captivates audiences with each note.
Sakurai studied satsuma biwa (a type of pear-shaped Japanese lute) under Tanaka Yukio while at Tokyo College of Music. She has performed in Asia, Europe and North America as a representative of traditional Japanese music. In addition to performance, Akiko is a seasoned collaborator, having worked with many artists including biwa composer and performer Ogura Kei.