Aspiring Village is delighted to announce the first event in our Winter Music Programme - the multi-talented musician, Rakuto Kurano.
Rakuto Kurano is a versatile violinist, violist, pianist, composer, and conductor. He is a violinist in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and makes regular appearances across many concert halls on violin, viola, & piano as both a chamber/orchestral musician and soloist. He has held concertmaster positions in more than 10 orchestras throughout his life, and has led the orchestra in musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. He also has orchestral experience performing for New Zealand Opera and Royal New Zealand Ballet.
As a recording artist, he released two singles: Fantail in Tokyo & Violin Sonata No.1 and an album: Five Bagatelles, in 2020. He also has experience playing in recordings for other artists – including UK singers Aled Jones and Russell Watson.
The event is suited to those aged 13 and over.