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Piano Concert featuring Anime and Games Music by Kikuchi Ryota in London and Birmingham

Date: 2023 July 17 19:42

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The good folks from the Japan Foundation London have sent us details of a piano concert by Kikuchi Ryota. The pianist is popular on YouTube and is set to perform iconic melodies from anime and game music.

Kikuchi will be playing at the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday 8th August 2023 at 12:30. Then St James's Church, Piccadilly in London on Wednesday 9th August 2023 at 19:00 and finally at Yamaha Music London on Thursday 10th August at 16:00. All events are free to attend, with booking required for the London ones.

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Kikuchi Ryota in London and Birmingham August 2023

This August - KIKUCHI Ryota,
arguably the most influential pianist on YouTube,
is set to captivate UK audiences with his enchanting performance!

Trained as a classical pianist, award-winning KIKUCHI Ryota is known for his exceptional musical contributions to anime and games, including his piano performances for the melodies of Spy x Family, and his pieces in I Want to Eat Your Pancreas.

With a strong online presence, he has gained a massive following on Twitter and YouTube (595K channel subscribers). His viral videos, in which he performs his own arrangements of well-known music and in doing so practically reinvents the original pieces, demonstrate his incredible musical talent and have touched the hearts of millions.

Dive into the iconic melodies of your favourite anime, games, and much more, and be enchanted by a lyrical and magical performance like you have never experienced before.

London and Birmingham only!

Dates and Venues

Midlands Arts Centre (Birmingham)
Tuesday 8 August, 12:30
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*Free to attend.
Booking not required, just turn up!

St James's Church, Piccadilly (London)
Wednesday 9 August, 19:00
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*Free to attend but booking is essential

Yamaha Music London
Thursday 10 August, 16:00
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*Free to attend but booking is essential


KIKUCHI started playing the piano at the age of four. He completed his education at Kinutachi College of Music Junior and Senior High School, and pursued his studies in the Department of Music at Nihon College of Art and its graduate school. He has won numerous competition prizes, including the fifth prize at the 2008 Asia International Music Competition, the third prize at the 5th Burkhardt International Music Competition, and the second prize at the 12th "Great Wall Cup" International Music Competition. His exceptional skills led him to perform at the 82nd Yomiuri Newcomer Concert. He was also awarded the Best Newcomer Prize at the 30th Oikawa Classical Music Office Newcomer Audition. KIKUCHI actively engages in providing music for TV programmes, films, anime music, games and Tokyo Olympics commercials. He showcases his diverse repertoire and performance abilities on Twitter and YouTube, where his videos have gained over 200 million views and attracted more than 595,000 channel subscribers. KIKUCHI also plays the keyboard and composes music for his band, Anoatari.

Presented by the Japan Foundation.
And proudly presented in partnership with Midlands Arts Centre and Yamaha Music London

Source: Japan Foundation London
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