Join us for a unique European Shakuhachi Society summer school in Finland this summer!

The European Shakuhachi Society is very excited to announce its collaboration with the Finnish Shakuhachi Association to present to you ESS Summer School Finland 2024, taking place 29.7–1.8 .

We are specially grateful to be able to welcome from Japan our special guest Tani Yasunori (谷保範), Iemoto daihyō dai-shihan of Ueda-ryū and member of JSPN (The Japan Shakuhachi Professional-players Network). This is the first time we have a major Ueda-ryū player as teacher and we acknowledge the support of the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation to make that possible. We will announce a more detailed schedule in the coming weeks. 

ESS commission by Marty Regan

The ESS is thrilled to announce a special commission for this year’s Summer School in Finland: we approached world renowned composer Marty Regan to create a special ‘group piece’ for Finland 2024 which will have its World Premiere in the Sibelius Museum in Turku. Read more about this commission here.

Registration and booking

As always we offer early bird tickets for anyone who registers before 12 May 2024, and offer a range of options, with or without accommodation / food etc. We accept secure payment via PayPal in all currencies, for more details on participation fees go to our pricing page.

The Finnish Shakuhachi Association

This Summer School would not be possible without the huge enthusiasm and support of the Finnish Shakuhachi Association. They secured funding from the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation for Tani Yasunori as well as are coordinating the logistics on the ground.

Become a Member

We offer exclusive discounts to members of the European Shakuhachi Society. Anyone can become an ESS member and you get access to a wealth of resources and discounts to all workshops and events, including the Summer School. Find out more about becoming an ESS member.

More details

Find out all the information you need about the upcoming summer school, including the line up of teachers, the timetables for workshops and evening performances, and this year’s unique location in Kruusila, Finland.

Book your place

If you are ready to join the summer school, find out our participation and accommodation fees and book your place, or contact us if you have any questions.

This year’s ESS Summer School organisers:

European Shakuhachi Society
Finnish Shakuhachi Association logo

with the support of

The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation