Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin is available to perform shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute for wedding ceremonies, parties, Bonenkai (End of year celebrations), Sinenkai (New Year celebrations), or any celebration. Add this exotic/esoteric music to any special event. Choose from gaikyoku/sankyoku (Japanese classical music) or honkyoku (Japanese Zen meditative music) or a combination of these two ancient traditions.
Trio combination performances (shakuhachi, koto, and sangen (shamisen) Three musicians – Prices begin at $1500.00 per hour.
Duo combination performances (shakuhachi and koto/shamisen) Two musicians – Prices begin at $1000.00 per hour.
Solo performances (shakuhachi only) One musician - Prices begin at $750.00 per hour.
Mr. Seldin's performing venues include Carnegie Hall, The Asia Society, The Japan Society, Nippon Club, the Japanese gardens of Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Hume's Japanese Stroll Garden, Wave Hill, the festivals of the Asian Village (Queens Festival), Cherry Blossom Festival, the Japanese Festival (East Village), the spiritual centers of Dai-Bosatsu Zendo, Shobo-ji, Chan Center, Zen Mountain Monastery, Rochester Zen Center, Fire-Lotus Zendo, Nichiren Shoshu Center and the Tenrikyo Mission New York Center. For a more extensive list please visit:
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin (shakuhachi) received the title of Grand Master of the Shakuhachi at the level of kyu-dan (9th level) from ningenkokuhoo (Living National Treasure) Aoki Reibo in 2001.
Mutsumi Takamizu is master of both koto and sangen (shamisen) in the Miyagi branch of the Ikuta school.