Kaori Muraji – Japanese Classical GuitaristMay 9, 2010
Kaori Muraji (村治 佳織, born in Tokyo, 1978) is a Japanese classical guitarist. She started learning guitar from her father at a young age, made her recording debut in 1993, and became the first Japanese artist to have signed an exclusive international contract with Decca Records, a major British record label in 2003. Soichi Muraji, her younger brother, is talented classical guitarists as well.
Tango en Skai by Roland Dyens. “Skaï is a french slang term for imitation leather, and here references the Gauchos of Argentina and Southern Brazil who are known for their distinctive leather outfits. Hence “Tango en Skaï” is a humorous, gaudy take on the tango.”
Invocación y Danza by Joaquín Rodrigo. The piece won the first prize, Coupe International de Guitare, awarded by Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF) in 1961.
Excerpt from Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo. The concert is considered one of the pinnacles of the Spanish music and guitar concerto repertoire.