Leading Japanese composer Kitaro is in Tehran to hold a concert in mid-October.
Distinguished Japanese composer and instrumentalist Kitaro is in Tehran to stage concerts at the Interior Ministry’s Hall October 15-17.
Kitaro arrived on Monday, and was warmly welcomed by Pirouz Arjmand, director general of the Music Office at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
“My heart is beating hard and I am so excited to see the audience in concerts,” Kitaro said on his arrival at Imam Khomeini International Airport.
He also wished to have the opportunity to get acquainted with rich Persian music.
Former instrumentalists of Tehran Symphony Orchestra are to accompany the musician in the concerts.
A winner of a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award, Kitaro is regarded as a pioneer of New Age music. Kitaro has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations, winning once in 2000.
The artist started his solo career in 1977. His first two albums ‘Ten Kai’ and ‘Full Moon Story’ became favorites of fans of the emerging new-age movement. During 2007-2009 he launched the ‘Love and Peace World Tour,’ an international tour with which Kitaro hoped to promote his message of world peace with his music.