Yasushi Hirano


Performances with the RNO

June 2018

On Tour

12 Tue

Suntory Hall




Opening Ceremony for Russian Festival

Sérénade mélancolique, op. 26
Iolanta, op. 69

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Mayu Kishima, Violin

Anastasia Moskvina, Soprano

Ilya Selivanov, Tenor

Yasushi Hirano, Bass-baritone

Vitaly Yushmanov, Baritone

Jun Takahashi, Tenor

Zhang Hao, Bass

Makiko Yamashita, Alto

Mai Washio, Soprano

Yukie Tamura, Mezzo-soprano

New National Theatre Chorus

2018 Asia Tour

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace