Robin ThompsonUK

Sho, hichiriki

Robin Thompson studied Ryukyuan classical music performance in Okinawa for over 30 years under the direction of Shiroma Tokutarō, and has been awarded numerous prizes including the Grand Prix (2005-2006) in the sanshin and kokyū categories at the annual Okinawa Times Arts Festival. He holds shihan (senior master) licenses in sanshin and kokyū in the Nomura and Tansui schools of Ryukyuan classical music. His music has been performed throughout Japan and Europe. He has taught Japanese music at the University of Western Australia, the University of the Ryukyus and the Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts.

Robin Thompson