‘Cinema Concert’ Performer - Riley Lee
A Chinese-American born in Plainview, Texas in 1951, Riley Lee traveled to Japan in 1971, and was captivated by Shakuhachi, the traditional Japanese musical instrument. He studied Shakuhachi under Japanese masters for years, and soon gained the title of ‘Great Master’ in 1980. Since 1986, he has arranged various events and academic lectures about Shakuhachi in Australia until now. Riley Lee, releasing over 50 albums of Shakuhachi performance since 1980, has been trying to popularize Shakuhachi with live performances on silent movies of Ozu Yasujiro.