Concert CD and Letter from Japanese Student, Akiko Inoue
Saturday, January 16, 2016
We are happy to receive a letter and Concert CD from Akiko, our foreign school student (from Japan) who studied with us in 2014-2015. At JakArt School of Arts, Akiko attended a special course to learn the repertoire of Indonesian Classical Music by composers such as Amir Pasaribu, Pranajaya, and others with Linda Suharso, our piano teacher. As a result, when she returned to Japan, Akiko took part in a concert performing songs made by Indonesia composers.
In addition, during her time at JakArt School of Arts, Akiko also attended gamelan classes so she could learn about traditional Indonesian culture and bring the experience back to her country.
Here is the letter from Akiko:
It has been a long time. Is everyone well?
The days with you were really fun.
There are lots of fun things and also
I look forward to the day when we can meet again.
This CD is my performance at the concert
held in March. I’m practicing new Indonesian
music for the next concert. I hope to come
to Indonesia to meet you again! “*
* Letter published with permission from the author