Fingers on the keys, feet on the pedals and bright smile. Last Saturday, August 27, 2016, Empress Michiko were in heaven, sitting at a grand piano at the Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy. Founded in 1980 in the town of Kusatsu, in central Japan, this summer music academy offers young musicians the opportunity to work with international artists of the highest level.
Empress Michiko was just invited to the piano for a small musical moment with the German cellist Wolfgang Boettcher, who had long been part of the Berlin Philharmonic