• Date: May 3rd (Thu), 2018 – 1:30pm open / 2pm start – 4:30pm end

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  • Place: Kawasaki Gender Equality Center “Scrum21″ on 4th floor “Tamokuteki room”

Mizonokuchi 2-20-1, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa (Google map)

  • Entrance Fee: JPY 1,000

Reservation required. (admission permitted for 6 or older)
Please fill “Symposium Reservation Form” on this web site from March 1st.
We may close the form when its reach the limit.

Reservation for Symposium on May 3rd reached limit and closed.

*** notice: This Symposium is in Japanese mainly but some presenters speak in English as well.

  • Presenters: Yuki Takeda, Romu Aoyagi, Ryosuke, Kimiko Wakiyama, Akiko Shibata, Mitch Hider, Geert Chatrou

Yuki Takeda (jazz whistler) (English)

Profile: Yuki is a multi-genre whistler specializing in jazz and Venezuelan folk music. He won 2nd place at the Masters of Musical Whistling in 2017, and has placed between 1st to 3rd in all 7 international whistling competitions he took part since 2010. He is also one of the three TEDx whistlers in the world.

“Improvization in whistled music”

Whistling is the closest musical device from your brain, just like singing. Whistling is thus perfect for reproducing the musical ideas you have, but on the flip side of the coin, it also has the difficulty of not being able to rely on fingerings of keyboard sequence, revealing the musicality of the whistler. Yuki will share his ideas for using improvization in whistling, while also touching the basics of improvization.

Romu Aoyagi (Whistler)


Ryosuke (Whistler)

“Hikifuki with Nylon-String Guitar”


Kimiko Wakiyama (Whistler)

“Arrangement of accompaniment and melody”


Akiko Shibata (Whistler)


Mitch Hider (Whistler) (English)

“A History of the IWC and More”
        • I will talk about the IWC and other past whistling contests.
        • I will introduce unusual whistlers and facts.
        • We will have a quick contest!


Geert Chatrou (Whistler) (English)

“Questions you always wanted to ask Geert!”