Calendário dos Concertos
In March and April 2008, year of the 100th anniversary
of the Japanese Immigration to Brazil, Amaral Vieira will be performing
throughout Japan in what will be his 8th concert tour in the country.
His tour includes twenty-four performances in some of Japan's leading
concert halls. Together with his previous tours (1994, 1995, 1996 (2),
1999, 2002 and 2005), he will reach the landmark of 250 performances
in more than two hundred Japanese cities.
In Japan, Amaral Vieira is an exclusive artist of the Min-On Concert
Association, one of the largest music-management agencies in Asia.
Amaral Vieira has become Japan's best-known Brazilian pianist and composer.
The public always attends his recitals with exceptional enthusiasm,
and tickets are sold out two to three months in advance.
This is notable in that Japanese concert halls seat up to 5.000 people.
In Japan this highly acclaimed artist is known for his distinguished
interpretations and compositions and his music is frequently performed
and recorded in the country. Kazuko Kobayashi, a distinguished Japanese
pianist, has released her first CD “The Snow Country Prince”
recorded for the prestigious label DENON (which belongs to Japan Columbia
Corporation), entirely devoted to Amaral Vieira's works.
Amaral Vieira has been honored with several awards,
which attests to his enormous popularity and respect in Japan.
Among these are:
1992 - Min-On Award of Highest Honor, for his cultural
work as a whole. It was the first time that this award was granted to
a Latin American artist.
1993 - Japan SGI Award of Culture - for his artistic work in support
of Worldwide Peace and Culture;
1997 - Soka University Award of Highest Honor - Professor Emeritus;
1997 - Soka Friendship Award - Soka University
2003 – Soka Gakkai Art Award, for his activities as a composer,
pianist and promoter of musical art throughout the world (Tokyo, Japan)
2005 – Prize “Honorary Ambassador of Music” awarded
by Soka University of America (Tokyo, Japan)
Kobe Bunka Hall - Big Hall