Japan Australia Joint Concert

Japan Australia Joint Concert from ONE ASIA

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About Japan Australia Joint Concert from ONE ASIA

Japan Australia Joint Concert from ONE ASIA, AUN J's effort to combine Japanese musical instruments with traditional melodies from all across Asia, began in 2013 with a performance at Angkor Wat. This performance led to a series of concerts which made its way all across Asia and has now made the leap to Australia, where we hope you enjoy the new combination of traditional sounds that we bring to you now, as Japanese instruments are accompanied by the Australian didgeridoo.


Sydney Concert

UNSW The Science Theatre
Uuden Etelä-Walesin yliopisto, F13, Union Rd, Kensington NSW 2033 [MAP]

By Car/ Parking
Enter through Gate 14, Barker St, turn right into Southern Drive. Park in the multi-level parking station. Parking is complimentary and unlimited on weekends and weekdays after 7:00pm.
Walk down Engineering Road, turn left into University Mall. Science Theatre is located on your right side, opposite the Red Centre.
Date & Time
Monday 11th December 2017 19:00
* This concert is admission free but ticket booking is required.


Brisbane Concert

The University of Queensland Schonell Theatre
Brisbane St Lucia, QLD 4072 [MAP]

By Car/ Parking
Parking is free on the weekends. Parking fees apply Monday to Friday until 9pm. Parking is available close to the Schonell. Carpark P10 has a capacity of over 800 and is off Union Rd underneath Playing Fields 4 and 5.
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Date & Time
Wednesday 13th December 2017 19:00
* This concert is admission free but ticket booking is required.



About AUN J Classic Orchestra
Official Website

The group, formed in 2008, is made up exclusively of performers of Japanese musical instruments. These eight Japanese artists, each of whom is a master of their respective instruments, create an enjoyably unique brand of music which feels both classic and new. Their balance of tradition with innovation has earned them praise from abroad, leading to the world's first live performance inside France's Mont Saint Michel Abbey, and continuing with a yearly live tour of performances at world heritage sites. Since 2013, they have been holding joint concerts revolving around the theme of "One Asia" together with an ensemble of 32 performers from 14 different countries and regions across Asia, returning to Japan for a performance in Tokyo in 2017. AUN J hopes to continue to try to connect the world through music by demonstrating the universality and diversity of culture.

Matthew Doyle
Matthew Doyle
Instrument: Didgeridoo
Matthew Doyle is a professional musician (Didgeridoo player, singer, and composer) dancer, choreographer and teacher. Matthew joined the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) in 1985, where he completed an Associate Diploma in dance. He then freelanced as a dancer and didgeridoo player, teaching and performing in schools, universities and various arts and cultural festivals. Matthew danced with the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT) Company from 1991 to 1993, touring nationally and internationally and was the Artist in Residence for the Department of School Education in Sydney.


Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
Representative Director & Chief Executive Officer
Since its foundation, Idemitsu has endeavored to make a strong social contribution through its business dealings in the supply of petroleum, lubricants, coal and other products. However, it has also made a strong and dedicated cultural contribution by supporting musical and other artistic activities. The ONE ASIA Joint Concert is an initiative to connect Asia by music. Performers of traditional musical instruments with diverse cultural backgrounds get together to create a common music based on mutual understanding. Idemitsu has sponsored the initiative since its inception in 2013.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Japan-Australia Trade Agreement and next year marks 40th anniversary since Idemitsu established its office in Australia. I feel particularly honored to support our first opportunity to extend this marvellous experience to Australia. I sincerely hope that the audiences will feel the harmony of Australia and Japan and that this concert will help enrich the existing friendship between Australia and Japan.
Ryohei INOUE
Leader AUN J Classic Orchestra
The ONE ASIA Joint Concert began with our 2013 performance at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Every year, we travel to countries all across Asia and have done collaborative performances with all 10 ASEAN countries. This year, along with our friends in those 10 countries we welcomed performers of traditional instruments from China, Korea, and Taiwan and held a concert with 32 performers in Tokyo. Now, AUN J, the organizer of ONE ASIA, is taking on a joint concert between Japan and Australia in Sidney and Brisbane. The instrument that we chose is the didgeridoo. The didgeridoo was created more than 1000 years ago by Australia's original natives, the Aborigines, and is said to be one of the oldest wind instruments in the world. My hope is that the combination of this historic instrument with traditional Japanese instruments will make this a special concert. Please enjoy this collaboration as the didgeridoo, born from the Australian wilderness, and Japanese instruments and their reflection of nature combine and reverberate.


Organized by
Japan Australia Joint Concert Executive Committee
Co-Organized by
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Special Sponsor
Idemitsu Australia Resources Pty Ltd / Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
Sponsored by
Qantas Airways Limited / All Nippon Airways Co.,Ltd.
Supported by
Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney / Consulate-General of Japan in Brisbane

Contact Us

Japan Australia Joint Concert Executive Committee

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