グリーグThe Grieg Society of Japan was established by Mr.Ohtsuka who has made an effort to popularize Nordic Music for many years and was as promoter. This Society has started since on15th.June that is Grieg’s birthday in 1996.Anyone who loves E.Grieg’s music or is interested in Nordic Music can apply to be member.And if you become a member, you will be granted the invitation or good treatment to concerts or events that we sponsor or support.(there is exception) Futhermore we will issue bulletins(the guide of information) or research publication for members and also support performers who play E.Grieg’s Music.etc.we will give various kind of privileges.
In accordance with Grieg’s words- Man må først være menneske. All sann kunst vokser ut av det menneskelige》’All men must first be a human being. All of the true art is born from humanistic things’,we try to love his music,understand deeply,comment friendship and also seek for true happiness into our life.And we aim to spread,enlighten and study E.Grieg’s Music continuously.

R-1 a period From on15th.June in 2012
Honorary chairman Einar Steen-Nøkleberg
Honorary member Arne Walther (An ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo)
Izumi Tateno (Pianist)
Erling Dahl jr.(A former president at Troldhaugen Grieg Musuem)
Kjell Viig
Chairman Shozo Ohtsuka
Directors Fumie Masaki
Directors Yuriko Yamada
Directors and secretary Eriko Tanabe

Office Telephone 090-6195-7354 FAX:03-3550-7584

E-mail info@grieg.jp

A message from Arne Walther( An ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo)

駐日ノルウェー王国大使 アルネ・ウォルター閣下There is no doubt that Edvard Grieg is the most prominent composer that Norway has produced. All through his life, Grieg was enchanted by the beauty of Norwegian nature and by the lives of the people living in the countryside. He included many elements of folk music in his own music, and we can certainly feel his affection for Norwegian nature and folklore by listening to his melodies.

As a great fan myself, I am happy that so many Japanese people also share a strong affection for Grieg’s music.

On behalf of Norway’s Embassy in Japan, let me wish the revitalized Grieg Society, under the excellent leadership of prominent Grieg researcher Mr. Shozo Otsuka, and his able supporters, success in promoting Grieg’s music in Japan. Your endeavours will be promoting Norwegian culture here in Japan and the ties between Norway and Japan in a broader sense as well.

Arne Walther
Ambassador of Norway



A related link to The Grieg Society of Japan

THE INTERNATIONAL EDVARD GRIEG SOCIETY
THE INTERNATIONAL EDVARD GRIEG SOCIETY
DET INTERNASJONALE EDVARD GRIEG SELSKAP

http://www.griegsociety.org/

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Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

http://www.norway.or.jp/

The Edvard Grieg Archive
www.edvardgrieg.no