Recorded May 2018

In this arrangement for guitar, Kanahi Yamashita performs Bach’s Prelude for Lute. The piece has 3 movements and was written around 1735. The original manuscript was sold back in 2016 for over 2 million pound at auction house Christie’s in London.

Piece: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV998
Movement: Prelude
Composer: J.S. Bach
Location: Kammersaal UDK
Guitar: Kanahi Yamashita

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Kanaha Yamashita
Kanahi Yamashita was born in 1997 in Nagasaki, Japan. Since her early childhood, as a member of ’’Kazuhito Yamashita Family Quintet’’, she has performed in Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Czech, Hungary, US, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan and appeared in the Cordova Guitar Festival in 2007 and 2011. Their CD called ’Kasane’’ was released in 2007. At the age of 13 Kanahi gave her solo debut in Torino playing Dvorak’s Largo from The New World Symphony. As part of a guitar duo with her father Kazuhito, she was invited to the major international festivals such as Benicasim (Spain), Uppsala (Sweden) and Santo Tirso (Portugal) where they performed Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade. In 2015 she performed the Double Concerto for two guitars and orchestra by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco together with her father in Estonia, under the baton of Alexander Prior with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Visit Kanahi's website for her full biography.