PSF2011 course fee

Please note, that when paying via PayPal service, the price is a little bit higher due to PayPal fees. Prague Shakuhachi Festival offers intensive courses and masterclasses for Japanese traditional instruments shakuhachi, koto and shamisen for players of all levels. Each course, including the beginner course, is led by top professionals players.

Participants of intermediate courses have a unique opportunity to have an individual lesson with a teacher of their choice.

Course registration will take place at Music and Dance Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts on Malostranské náměstí, Prague, on Thursday, August the 25th 16:00.
The courses themselves will start in the morning of the 26th and will evening continue until the evening August the 29th when they will end with the final student concert.

The course fee includes free entry on all festival concerts and lectures.Shinzan Yamamoto teaching

Gunnar Jinmei Linder will lead the class for absolute beginners


Sakai Shodo will teach these pieces:

Shinpo Choshi - Beginner

Hachi Gaeshi - Beginner/Intermediate

Shoko Mon - Beginner/Intermediate

Murasaki Reibo - Advanced


Christopher Yohmei Blasdel will teach these pieces:

A comparison of Chôshi: Nezasa-ha, Myôan & Kinko - Beginner/Intermediate

Sankyoku: Shintakasago, Aki no Kyoku - Intermediate/Advanced

How to decipher modern scores: a case study of Byoh - Advanced

Vlastislav Matoušek will teach his own composition:

Modus Variabilis 4 2 and More Shakuhachi - Beginner/Intermediate

- an introductory piece to experimental music


Jim Franklin will teach one of his compositions and one piece of the Chikushinkai School (Yokoyama Katsuya):

Dawn - Beginner/Intermediate

Takiochi - advanced


Steve Cohn will lead workshop focused on improvised music

- more info on the workshop coming soon


Kuroyanagi Minako will teach this piece:

Tsuchi Ningyo - Beginner