2014/04/01 | NEWS

LFJ Tokyo: Long-awaited! Martha Argerich's Performance in Tokyo!

Let’s celebrate the 10th Anniversary of La Folle Journée au Japon (LFJ) this MAY at Tokyo International Forum, a festival which was originally introduced from France in 2005.

The event is entitled “La Folle Journé au Japon 2014 ∼Jours de Fêtes∼” and holds 145 pay concerts from SAT 3 MAY to MON 5 MAY. The artistic director René Martin has focused on the particular theme and programming to introduce the audience the pieces by the 10 great composers representing the classical music history, adding colors in peace and with great eclat to this memorial event.

To this already festive”LFJ 2014”, we have a pleasure to annouce that we have another Exclusive Event. Martha Argerich, the leading pianist of our time, is coming to celebrate the anniversary with her dear peers.

Martha makes an annual visit to Japan since 1998 for her festival “Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu” (Oita). But LFJ 2014 is indeed the first time in 4 years she makes an appearance elsewhere, since her Piano Concerto (Schuman) and Piano Concerto No.1 (Chopin) with conductor Christian Arming and New Japan Philharmonic at Sumida Triphony Hall (Tokyo) in autumn 2010. We are proud to welcome her first chamber-music performance in 6 years since DEC 2008 with Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, and Lyda Chen, at the Sumida Triphony Hall.

Make sure not to miss her enriched Anniversary Concert and enjoy her first performance in LFJ!

• Details of the Exclusive Concert
Concert no.: 117
Time and date: 22:15, SAT 3 MAY, 2014
Venuve: Hall A, Tokyo International Forum (5,000 seats)

Martha Argerich (piano) *
Akane Sakai (piano) *
TBC (violin)
Yuzuko Horigome (violin)
Yoshiko Kawamoto (viola)
TBC (cello)
Shu Yoshida (contrabass)
Juliette Hurel (flute)
Raphaël Sévère (clarinet)
Sawako Yasue (percussion)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (for four-hand) *
Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals

S: ¥3,500, A: ¥2,500, B:¥1,500

Available from:
10:00, SAT 12 APR, 2014

• Initial Sales (no PIA Friends benefit)
- PIA pre-sale: 10:00, 5 APR to 23:59 11 APR at
*seats selectable upon availability *receivable at 7-Eleven only

- pre-sale at 7-Eleven stores: 10:00, 7 APR to 23:59, 11 APR
*purchase from PIA on multi-function printer service with P code: 597-801

- Tokyo International Forum Plaza Box Office: 11:00 - 21:30, 11 APR
*with extended opening hours

• Regular Sales: from 10:00, 12 APR
PIA (P code: 597-801), Tokyo International Forum Plaza Box Office (*11:00-)

Details of the Festival (official HP):

For inquiries:
La Folle Journée au Japon ∼Jours de Fêtes∼ Office
TEL: 03-5221-9100 (opened weekdays: 10:00 – 17:00)

“Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu”
Date: THU 24 APR to SUN 11 MAY, 2014
Official Website:
For inquiries: Argerich Arts Foundation
                     TEL: 0977-27-2299