I am extremely honored and happy to receive the 51st Suntory Music Award and thank the jury for their decision, the audience, friends and my family. This is actually the award for all friends who have supported me for a long time, who have inspired me with their opinions and musical work, and who work a lot and so hard for and around me. Thank you and congratulations to these lovely people !!
Every year, the Suntory Foundation of the Arts presents the Suntory Music Award to a person or organization that has contributed to the development of western classical and contemporary music in Japan with its outstanding musical and artistic achievement.