Yoshio Kurahashi is the son of a great Shakuhachi master, Yodo Kurahashi, founder of the Mujuan Shakuhachi School in Kyoto. In 1976, he gave his first recital and won the Grand Prize of the Osaka Cultural Festival. In 1981, he gave his first concert abroad in New York. Since then, he has been pursuing an international career which brought him to Malaysia, China, Israel, Thailand, Singapore, Canada, and the United States. Since 1989, he visits the United States twice a year to teach and give concerts. In 1989, Kurahashi became the president of the Kyoto Sankyoku Association and became the director of the Kyoto Hogaku Ensemble, both groups devoting themselves to the promotion of Japanese classical music. On many occasions, he did the World Premiere of New Works. His first CD was launched in 1999.
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