Matheus Ferreira

He began his studies in 2004 with Dai Shihan Saito Shinzan of Tozan Ryu School and in 2006 also became a disciple of the iemoto Iwami Baikyoku V (1923 - 2012) of the Kinko Ryu Schooluntil his death.

• Grantee of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Brazil under FUNARTE (National Foundation for the Arts) to study Japanese Culture and Music for six months in Saitama and Tokyo, Japan

• Founder of the Suizen Shakuhachi Kenkyukai, and one of the Managing Directors of the KSK North America

• Lecturer / Keynote Speaker on Japanese Arts & Culture with official partnerships with the Japan Foundation and Japanese Cultural Consulate both in Brazil and in the US

Contact Matheus at matheus@kskna.com

Activities:

• 2016 – Producer of the concert Aki no Neiro at the Swallow Hill Music Hall & Conservatory for the US tour of Kakizakai Kaoru, Matama Kazushi and Furuya Teruo

• 2015 – Producer of the concert Soundscapes of Japan for Kakizakai Kaoru at the Lone Tree Arts Center, in Lone Tree, CO

• 2014 – Moved to Denver, CO in the U.S. and produced a shakuhachi demonstration and lecture on the Sound of Zen at the Mayu Sancturary Meditation Center with Kinko Ryu player Yabuuchi Yousuke

• 2013 - Fourth trip to Japan with a scholarship of FUNARTE - National Arts Foundation, lasting 03 months, to study with Kakizakai Kaoru at the International Shakuhachi Kenshukan, Chichibu, Saitama-ken;

• 2012 - Third trip to Japan to study the shakuhachi with Kakizakai Kaoru and Yabuuchi Yousuke also part of the group of four Brazilians went to Japan to the International Shakuhachi Festival in the city of Kyoto.

• Organization, production and participation in the fourth workshop of Marco Lienhard Brazil, suizen dojo in Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• 03 consecutive days of presentations at SESC Santo André, SP in Yoga Meeting, along with the sitar Hector Matos - Oriental Lounge Project;

• 2011 - Second trip to Japan with duration of 2.5 months to study the shakuhachi with Kakizakai Kaoru, Furuya Teruo and Yabuuchi Yousuke;

• Performed at the event: Gambare Japan! - Fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake in Japan, Gazeta Theater, São Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• Organization, production and participation in the third concert and workshop of Marco Lienhard at the São Paulo Cultural Centre in São Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• Participation in the Concert: The Moonlight at the Sea concert of koto player Yoko Nishi in Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• Several presentations with Vak group of Eastern and devotional music (www.vak.mus.br);

• 2010 – Founded the study group Suizen Shakuhachi Kenkyukai, where he teaches regularly. First and only training center for the Shakuhachi with permanent cultural exchange between Brazil - Japan and affiliated with the International Shakuhachi Kenshukan;

• Organization, production and participation in the second concert and workshop of Marco Lienhard in Brazil, at the Cultural Center São Paulo- SP, Brazil;

• Guest Lecturer at the Federal University of Parana. Lecture and demonstration: the Art of Zen Shakuhachi Flute, in Curitiba - PR, Brazil;

• Guest Lecturer at the Federal University of Montes Claros. Lecture and demonstration: The Art of the Zen Flute of the Komuso Monks, Montes Claros - MG, Brazil;

• Co-creator of world music project: World Sound. Presentation in the large auditorium of the MASP, Museum of Art of São Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• With support from the Japan Foundation, welcomed in his residence the global ambassador of the shakuhachi Mitsuhashi Kifu. Also participated in his shakuhachi advanced level workshop at the Japan Foundation in São Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• Author of the book Sacerdotes do Vazio: Uma Viagem às Raízes do Shakuhachi (Approved by the Rouanet Law);

• 2009 - Founded the web community Shakuhachi Brazil - first free community in Portuguese;

• Organization and production of the first concert and workshop of Marco Lienhard in Brazil, at Rio Verde Cultural Center in São Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• Supported by Marco Lienhard engaged in an intensive study period in New York City, where Marco lives;

• 2008 and 2007 – Went for two shakuhachi retreats q5 Bamboo-in, Shakuhachi Retreat Center in Madeira Park, Canada with Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos;

• 2006 - First trip to Japan to study the shakuhachi during the Shakuhachi Roots Pilgrimage organized by Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos;

• 2005 - begun his studies with iemoto of Kinko School of Shakuhachi, Tsuna Iwami Baikyoku V in São Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• 2004 - begun his studies with the Dai Shihan of the Tozan School Saito Shinzan in São Paulo - SP, Brazil;

• Musician registered in the Order of the Musicians of Brazil under No. 67817 and cultural producer