Peace Concert, May 16, Carnegie Hall

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A Charity Concert to promote World Peace through Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

On May 16, 2010 in New York City, home of the United Nations, artists from six countries performed on stage to achieve a common goal: World Peace through earnest voices embodied in words and the universal language of music and poetry.


Participated performing artists:  

  • Japanese harpsicordist Yasuko Mitsui who has been advocating world peace and friendship through her music over the last 10 years;
  • Russian pianist and UNESCO Peace Artist Sergei Markarov;
  • American baritone Philip Zawisza who has been performing at many leading opera houses in the world;
  • English actor Christopher Ravenscroft of the Royal Shakespeare Company, recited a poem for unity;
  • French composer Hacène Larbi, created a new piece especially for the concert;
  • The St. Aidan Girl's Choir from Long Island, New York.
  • Yunhong Zhao, a leading soprano from China, performed on stage to show her support for the cause.
  • Members of Paris Chamber Orchestra: Hacène Larbi - conductor, Mari Kobayashi - Mezzo Soprano, Mihi Kim - Flute, Margaret Varret - Harp, Alexis Girard - Cello, Frédéric Lagarde - Piano, Christophe Bredeloup - Percussion,
    Gilbert Nouno - Live Electronic Design

Our appreciation goes to these artists from six countries for fully donated their performances.  


Support: Consulate General of Japan in New York, The Japanese Permanent Mission to The United Nations
Support: City of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Cultural Promotion Foundation, Hiroshima Peace Cultural Foundation

Sponsorship: Matsuda, The Chugoku Shimbun, Mitsubishi Corporation, Kodansha America, Continental Airlines, IACE Travel, DeoDeo, TVC-Net Inc.

Cooperation: Seikei Alumni Association Hiroshima Chapter, Hiroshima Japan America Society, Hiroshima Japan France Society, Hiroshima Japan-British Society, Hiroshima Japan-China Friendship Association, Aki Cosmos Zonta Club, and others.


Concert proceeds benefited HICARE*, the Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed.

*Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed: HICARE’s international cooperation activities include the training of medical and other technical personnel involved in the health care of the radiation-exposed worldwide, the dispatch of medical and other specialists in Hiroshima to the radiation-exposed countries/regions, and dissemination of knowledge about the medical care of the radiation victims in Hiroshima, in the form of publications in English and Japanese.