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Japanese guitarist Yuki Matsui returns to Việt Nam

Update: September, 30/2019 - 09:04

 

Japanese finger-style guitarist Yuki Matsui will return to Việt Nam for concerts in HCM City and Hà Nội in October. — Photo from the artist’s Facebook page

HCM CITY — Japanese finger-style guitarist Yuki Matsui will return to Việt Nam for concerts in HCM City and Hà Nội in October.

He will perform his original compositions, including Night Street, Overtake, Rider, Flying to the Future, and You and Me.

He will also play the theme songs Cha-la-head-cha-la from the Japanese anime series Dragon Ball Z and My First Kiss from the anime series Kiteretsu Daihyakka (Kiteretsu Encyclopaedia).

He has invited the 14-year-old self-taught guitarist Jiazhou Liu from China to open his concerts.

Matsui began playing guitar when he was seven years old. He became a viral sensation with a rendition of Australian hard rock band AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”, played in the style of Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli, in 2017.

The concerts in Việt Nam will feature Vietnamese guitarists Danh Tú who will perform in HCM City on October 5 and Duy Phong who will play in Hà Nội on October 6.  

Yuki Matsui was born in 1986 in Yokohama, Japan.

He began learning guitar by watching videos of well-known Japanese acoustic guitarist Kotaro Oshio at the age of 14.

He later studied with composer and guitarist Daisuke Minamizawa whose sheet music with CD Melodies of Solo Guitar exceeded 400,000 sales in Japan by 2015.

Matsui later uploaded his videos on YouTube, which quickly became viral. His YouTube channel now has more than 142,000 subscribers.

Matsui organised his first live show in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2010. A year later, he released his debut album Friend, which won global acclaim for its sophisticated compositions and unique cover song arrangement using open tuning as well as performance technology.

He has appeared in concert tours across Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and the US.

In 2018, Matsui launched “Yuki Matsui - Live in Vietnam 2018” with three concerts in HCM City, Đà Nẵng and Hà Nội.

Matsui’s concert in HCM City will take place at VOH Music ONE concert hall at No 3 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Street in District 1, while the event in Hà Nội will be held at L’Espace at 24-26 Tràng Tiền Street in Hoàn Kiếm District.

Tickets for the concerts are available at https://www.facebook.com/ConcertOrganizer/. — VNS

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