Violinist Ryu Goto to perform for an ancient city’s benefit
Ryu Goto will be on stage with conductor Hakan Şensoy and Filarmonia Istanbul for a project aiming to protect the Afrodisias Ancient City.Famous violinist Ryu Goto will be performing in concert in Istanbul on stage at İş Sanat on Nov. 14. Goto is perceived as one of the most important classical violinists in the world and he will be here as part of the project that aims to protect Afrodisias Ancient City in Aydın’s Geyre village.
Goto will be on stage with conductor Hakan Şensoy and Filarmonia Istanbul. Ryu’s philanthropic work includes working with student musicians throughout the world, mentoring their development, conducting master classes in conjunction with the world’s top institutions. Efforts include the “Ryu Goto Excellence in Music Initiative Scholarship” with the NYC Department of Education, as well as collaborations with institutions like the Juilliard School and the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra.
Goto records for Deutsche Grammophon in collaboration with Universal Classics Japan. He graduated from Harvard University and is currently studying with Prof. Ana Chumachenco. Goto performs on a Stradivarius 1722 violin “Jupiter” on loan to him from Nippon Music Foundation.