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International Youth in Concert in JAPAN: Belgian classic guitarist Jan Depreter

Miyagi, Fukushima, Miyazaki, Japan

Classic Guitarist Jan Depreter

Belgian classic guitarist Jan Depreter is to visit Japan to have guitar workshops and concert in Tohoku region and Miyazaki prefecture with a cooperation of Flanders Center (Osaka pref.). In1995, he graduated the Lemmens Institute in Leuven with the highest honor, and also graduated the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in 1998. He performs all over the world as one of the leading young Belgian guitarists.
After his first visit to Japan in 2005, he performed Osaka prefecture, Wakayama prefecture, Kagoshima prefecture and many other places for young people. He has developed an especially close relationship with people in Kagoshima prefecture and Miyazaki prefecture, and conducted continuous programs.
About his first visit to Tohoku, the local people took initiative to have this program for many people including young people in Tohoku because of the earthquake in March.
We hope that his music reach as many people's heart as possible beyond the countries and generations.

<International Concert in Youth in Tohoku>
2 Nov. 2011Guitar Concert “Pray”Meeting place at Ono station area(Higashimatsushsima-city)
3 Nov. 2011Ogawara cho Autumn Festival Guest PerformanceOgawara cho Community Hall(Ogawara-cho)
Guest performance at JAZZ PIANIST Kenichi Shimazu's Concert “Shinrabansho”Nagamachi Yurakuan Bistari(Sendai-city)
Charity Concert- Musical soiree for Sendai people by Jan DepreterSendai city Seinen Bunka Center Concert Hall(Sendai-city)
4 Nov. 2011Visit to Nishitaga Special-needs School, PerformanceNishitaga Special-needs School(Sendai-city)
Visit to Ogawara Commercial High School Guitar Club, PerformanceOgawara Commercial High School(Ogawara-cho)
5 Nov. 2011Jan Depreter Guitar Concert “Requiem and Pray”Sairyuji Temple(Onuma-gun Mishima-cho)
6 Nov. 2011Jan Depreter Guitar Concert “Requiem and Pray”Wakamatsu Sakaemachi Church(Aizuwakamatsu city)

<International Concert in Youth in Miyazaki>
9 Nov. 2011Guitar teaching for local citizensHall Gendai(Miyazaki city)
10 Nov. 2011Classic Guitar ConcertHall Gendai(Miyazaki city)
11 Nov. 2011Mini Lecture & Concert
“Power of Music~From Musical Supportive Activity in Tohoku”
Miyazaki Municipal University(Miyazaki city)

※Cooperation: Flanders Center


Performer profile

Jan Depreter

(°1975, Belgium) discovered music at the age of 5. Santa Claus brought him his first guitar at the age of 8. He graduated three times Summa Cum Laude, from the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he studied with Zoran Dukic. After his studies he perfected his art with David Russell and Manuel Barrueco. Jan Depreter has won the following International Guitar Competitions:

  • 2001, International Guitar Competition of Alhambra(The Netherlands)
  • 2001, International Guitar Competition of Zwolle(The Netherlands)
  • 2002, International Guitar Competition of Mottola(Italy)
  • 2005, International Guitar Competition of Antony(France)
  • 2006, International Guitar Competition of Printemps de la Guitare(Belgium)

Other top Prizes include the International Guitar Competitions of Francisco Tarrega - Benicasim(Spain), Andres Segovia(Spain), Forum Gitarre Wien(Austria), Michele Pittaluga - Alessandria(Italy)and Tokyo(Japan).
Jan Depreter has been a featured soloist in recitals throughout Europe, North and Middle America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. He has topped the bill at Music Festivals in Beijing(China), Morelia and Mexico City(Mexico), Cairo(Egypt), Alessandria(Italy), Tokyo and Osaka(Japan), Kiev(Ukraine), Brussels(Belgium)and Aix-en-Provence(France).
He has played most major guitar concertos with international orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, La Chapelle de Lorraine, the Royal Chambre Orchestra of Wallonia, the Orchesta del Ciutat de Torrent, the Municipal Ochestra of Benicasim, the Flanders Radio Orchestra and the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.



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