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Marco Lienhard

Instrument/Discipline: Shakuhachi, Taiko, Fue; Taikoza and East Winds Ensemble

School (流): Kinko-ryū (shakuhachi)
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Ex-Ondekoza member
Professional Name (芸名): Marco Lienhard

Home Address: 55 Park Terrace East Apt. B63, New York, NY 10034
Home Phone: 646-418-8808

Employment: Director of Taikoza and East Winds
Work Address: As above
Email 1: shaku8@aol.com
Email 2: taikoza@gmail.com
Website 1: www.marcolienhard.com
Website 2: www.taikoza.com

Do you teach? Yes

Do you perform? Yes

Additional information: lecture, demonstration

Marco Lienhard: Taikoza and East Winds Ensemble Director (1995-Present). Marco Lienhard lived and performed in Japan for 18 years (1981-1998) as amember of the legendary Taiko group Ondekoza under director Tagayasu Den (who instigated the renaissance of Taiko). In Ondekoza, he mastered the Taiko, the Shinobue, the Noh flute and the Shakuhachi under Katsuya Yokoyama. He ran the 9000 miles of the perimeter of the US from 1990-1993 while performing along the way. In 1995, Marco Lienhard was the Shakuhachi soloist for the NYC Opera’s premiere of the Opera ''Kinkakuji'' and was a soloist with the Juilliard New Music Ensemble. He performs and teaches internationally (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland and Canada, etc.). He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Osaka Festival Hall, Madison Square Garden, Tchaikovsky Hall and International Performing Center in Moscow among others. Marco Lienhard has composed and recorded more than 15 CD for Shakuhachi, Taiko and Fue. His music can be heard on iTunes and the Nintendo Wii games: Red Steel. In 2015, he released two CD of his compositions with Taikoza: Voice of the Earth and Tree Spirit that can be found on iTunes and MarcoLienhard.com and Taikoza.com for more information and CD.

Tozan Matsuri  composed by Marco Lienhard from Tree Spirit( 2016) has been nominated best Asian Song in 2017 Just Plain Folks Awards