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  - T s u n a m i   V i o l i n    C o n c e r t    T o u r - [the After]

What is this page?

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Tsunami Violin Concerts! It was an absolute blast for us brothers and the team.

This will be a page where videos and photos from the Tsunami Violin Concert Tour will be uploaded. Along with a Gallery of Visual Image posters (You can finally have a closer look at them!) and the Special Messages which were on display at the ticketing desk of each concert venue.

Hope you enjoy them!

Isomura Brothers

Page Update

03.11.17 - UPDATE

Gallery - Magazine Interviews

10.10.17 - UPDATE

New Video - never meant to belong / Path of Wind

09.10.17 - UPDATE

New Video - Hika

08.10.17 - UPDATE

New Video - Sonata for violin & piano

07.10.17 - UPDATE

New Video - Lament to Higashi-Nihon Natural Disaster

06.10.17 - UPDATE

New Video - Final Fantasy, for violin & piano

03.10.17 - UPDATE

New Video - Famously/Hodo2 by Shiro Sagisu

The Tour

The Tour

Originally announced as 'Isomura Brothers presents : JAPAN', the project has become a national concert tour in connection with the International Tsunami Violin Project. A world project of  a 'thousand violinists' performing in relay on the special 'Tsunami Violin' made in remembrance of the deceased and with aspiration of hope to the survivors of the Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami. We held 8 pre-tour concerts and 2 presentation concerts, and of course the main tour at Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, Wellington St Andrews on the Terrace and Christchurch Transitional Cathedral. Organizing a classical concert from scratch was not an easy thing, more difficult when its a programme of pieces and composers that no audiences were familiar of. But we are so lucky and blessed to have so many people come to the tour and to have such a great team of people supporting us throughout the tour. A sold out concert in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber was absolutely fantastic and every venue had its own charm and we made great memories. We hope the tour had been a special experience to everyone.

What happens next?

Next year in April, the Isomura Brothers will be traveling to Japan to give concerts and will be visiting Rikuzentakata, the town where the Tsunami hit during the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami. Also known as the town where the Miracle Pine stands. From the profit made from the Tsunami Violin Concert Tour, we will be taking a gift made in NZ to show our thoughts and prayers to the people still suffering from the disastrous event. The messages the audiences of the each concert wrote towards Rikuzentakata will also be included with this gift. We will keep everyone updated in this website and facebook page!

Thank you everyone for your support and thank you for making this Tour so special!


Messages of Support

We received many messages of support towards the Tsunami Violin Concert Tour and had them on display

at the front desk of each concert.


KOHEI TAKEDA (Actor/Model)


Voice Actor of Vaan from Final Fantasy XII




Voice Actor of Penelo from Final Fantasy XII


RAY CHASE (Voice Actor)


Voice Actor of Noctis Lucis Callum from Final Fantasy XV




Voice Actor of Prompto Argentium from Final Fantasy XV


TOSHIAKI KOMORI (Composer/Pianist)


Composer of Lament to Higashi-Nihon Natural Disasters


Messages from the Audience

We were blessed with many amazing messages (both digital and physical) from the audiences of Auckland , Wellington , and Christchurch including this amazing art work given to us by a audience member in Wellington - made for the Tsunami Violin Concert Tour.

Thank you very much everyone!



Gallery of photos taken during the pre-tour promotional recitals, presentation concerts, and the tour in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch. As well as posters which were on display at each concert. Click on the images  to view it in full size and find out meanings expressed within the posters you might have never known!


Concert Videos

Video footage from the concerts will be uploaded onto this section.  *Please click the icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the video, to get a larger screen size.

戦場のメリークリスマス | 坂本龍一

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence is a 1983 instrumental composed by Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, originally made for the film of the same name. The film featured David Bowie, Tom Conti, Jack Thompson, Takeshi Kitano and Ryuichi Sakamoto himself as one of the lead characters. Merry Christmas MR. Lawrence was a joint production between Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Many scenes of the film were taken in throughout locations in New Zealand including the old Britomart Train station.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

ヴァイオリンとピアノのための、バラッタ | 芥川也寸志

Ballata, for violin & piano

Yasushi Akutagawa

Japanese composer Yasushi Akutagawa was the son of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, one of Japan's most important authors of the early twentieth century. He studied music in Tokyo and was later a student of Akira Ifukube. He was strongly influenced by music of the Soviet Union, such as Shostakovich and ProkofievBallata, for violin & piano present a traditional Japanese lullaby with a virtuoso and powerful twist. The work has been long lost after his death and was never distributed as a printed sheet music. The music has been revived exclusively in this Tsunami Violin Concert, and performed under the permission of APRA.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

     exclusive arrangement    


原曲/植松伸夫 | 崎元仁 | 下村陽子 | 浜渦正志

編曲/Isomura Brothers

Final Fantasy, for violin & piano

Arrangement / Isomura Brothers. Original Music / Nobuo Uematsu, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Yoko Shimomura, Masashi Hamauzu.

Final Fantasy, for violin & piano was arranged and premiered at the tour by the Isomura Brothers under the permission of Square Enix and APRA NZ.

Final Fantasy is a fantasy video game franchise developed and owned by Square Enix, Japan. The series is known for its deep and engaging story, beautiful visuals, photo-realistic character models, and orchestrated music. Ever since its first appearance in 1987, the series have captured the hearts of people from all over the globe. With more than 135 million units sold world wide, it is one of the best selling 

video game franchise in history. One of the greatest aspects of the series has been the music. Typically, more than 100 tracks of music are composed for a single game installment - each depicting different locations, story events, characters and and battle themes.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

Famously/報道2 | 鷺巣詩朗


Shiro Sagisu

A short yet powerful work composed by Shiro Sagisu. The work can be heard in the soundtrack of the film Evangelion and Shin Godzilla during the scenes of disastrous events and at times of confusions by the main protagonists. Shiro Sagisu has composed for many internationally acclaimed Japanese anime series and movies such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bleach, Casshern, and Attack on Titan. 

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

            WORLD PREMIERE           

ヴァイオリンとピアノのためのソナタ | 伊福部昭

Sonata for violin & piano

Akira Ifukube

Akira Ifukube is one of the most respected composers of Japan, creating more than 300 pieces of music including Symphonies, Concertos, Vocal music, Chamber music and film scores in his career lasting 50 years. He is most widely recognized as the music composer of the original Godzilla. He known as the master of japanese film music. Being born in the society of the aboriginal Ainu, he listened to their traditional music as a child - greatly influencing his later musical career as a composer. Ifukube to this day remains among Japan most respected and widely performed and recorded film composers of all time. Despite his financial success as a film composer, Ifukube's first love had always been his general classical work as a composer and his sonata for violin and piano proves to be a beautiful piece of work. At the time of composition the work was unfortunately lost under the shadow the popularity of his Godzilla works however is recently being re-discovered as a

'hidden gem' of his compositions.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

東日本大震災に寄せる哀歌 | 小森俊昭

Lament to Higashi-Nihon Natural Disasters

Toshiaki Komori

Toshiaki Komori is one of the foremost young

composers & pianist of Japan. His compositions have gained various awards including the Japan Symphony Foundation Composition Prize, Tokyo International Chamber Music Composition Prize, AAC Sounds Performance Prize, Experimental Sounds, Art & Performance Festival Prize. Multiple works by Komori

have been published by Japans renowned music publishers including Ongaku-no-tomo-sha, JFC, Irene

and recordings by JFC, JILA, Chap Chap Records.

Toshiaki Komori has exclusively arranged his Lament to Higashi-Nihon Natural Disaster (2011) for the Isomura Brothers and will be premiered at the Tour.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

真田丸のテーマ | 服部隆之


Takayuki Hattori

Sanadamaru is a Japanese television series broadcasted on NHK channel as its 55th taiga drama. The title is named after Sanada-Maru, which is a fortification defended by Sanada Nobushige - a samurai of the Sengoku era known as the leading general on the defending side of the Siege of Osaka. The drama puts its particular focus on Nobushige him self and the history of his clan. Composed by renowned japanese composer Takayuki Hattori, composer behind HERO, Nodame Cantabile, Shinsengumi! etc. The original theme was performed for the drama by the NHK Symphony Orchestra and violinist Fumiaki Miura.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

           WORLD PREMIERE         

悲歌 | 武満徹


Toru Takemitsu

Toru Takemitsu (1930~1996) was a Japanese composer

and writer on aesthetics and music theory. His music is renowned for its unique sound world which combines elements of traditional Japanese and Western artistry and fusing opposites together such as sound with silence. He composed several hundred independent works of music - November Steps and Requiem for string orchestra being some of his most well-known works. In particular, his Requiem for string orchestra attracted the attention of Igor Stravinsky, leading to several orchestral commissions from across the world and established his reputation as one of the leading 20th-century Japanese composers. In the midst of the 1960's, the Hika for violin and piano was composed. This work was based around the sound materials he presented in his early keyboard work being 'Uninterrupted Rest'(1952), a work in which he composed after a surrealism poem by Shuzo Takiguchi.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

風の通り道 | 久石譲

Path of Wind

Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi is one of the most successful Japanese composer, conductor and pianist of our time. Perhaps he is most well known for his compositions from the Studio Ghibli animation films directed by Hayao Miyazaki (inlcuding the Academy Award Winning

Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke etc.) One of the most iconic films by Studio Ghibli is 'My Neighbour Totoro' (the character Totoro also appears in the beginning of each Studio Ghibli Films with its logo). The film was released in 1988 and features music that now defines Joe Hisaishi's distinct sound world. One of them is 'Path of Wind' which plays an important role in the film between the character Totoro and the two sisters Satsuki and Mei. Apart from his success with Studio Ghibli, other recognition's

include his works with film maker 'Beat' Kitano Takeshi, including Sonatine, Dolls and HANA-BI (Winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 54th Venice International Film Festival). 

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

never meant to belong | sagisushirou 鷺巣詩朗

never meant to belong [Encore]

Shiro Sagisu

A beautiful instrumental composed by Shiro Sagisu for the worldly famous animated TV series - Bleach. A 3 movement suite arrangement of this work is featured in the animated theatrical film Bleach: Fade to Black.

Recorded at:

Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

This Tour was supported by the Japanese Society of Auckland and the Japanese Society of Canterbury.

In Conjunction with Classic for Japan Foundation, Tsunami Violin Project, Sojitz Foundation, Nisuikai, ECUBE,, Gekkan NZ, Auckland Live. Music performed under registration and permission of SQUARE ENIX® JP, APRA AMCOS NZ, Warner/Chappell Music Inc, Australia from Warner Music Group. Advertisement cooperation from RadioNZ Concert, Auckland Live, Ticketmaster, eventfinda, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Madman Entertainment NZ, GNC Graphic Novels Cafe, OverloadNZ, SakuraTV Oceania, National Institute of Creative Arts & Industries, University of Auckland School of Music, Victoria University New Zealand School of Music, University of Canterbury School of Music, North Harbour Club, Academy Cinemas, NICE JAPAN, OurAuckland, Torbay News, Music Canterbury. Piako Post, Daruma Sushi-Go-Round, Kazu Restaurant Group, Wellington Japan-New Zealand Joint Ventre School, Canterbury Japanese Supplimentary School, Waiheke Music Community, Art Works Waiheke Island, Wellington Sakai Association, Remuera Music Academy, International Seijinshiki, St. Peter's on Willis, Active Wellington, Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust, JETAA NEW ZEALAND, JETAA South Island, JETAA Wellington, Project Chiyoni, Nikkan New Zealand. Promotions & Performances held at Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, Christchurch Transitional Cathedral, St Andrews on the Terrace, Sacred Heart College, Whittaker's Music Museum, Lewis Eady Showroom, Fickling Center - Clef Music Club Inc., Parklane Village, Summerset Karaka, Summerset Manukau, Long Bay College,  St Mathew's Anglican Church, Long Bay Baptist Church. Tickets distributed through Ticketmaster and eventfinda. Special Thanks to Kouhei Takeda, Marina Kozawa, Toshiaki Komori.


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