Workshops with Jim Franklin and Riley Lee

In May 2020, im Franklin and Riley Lee are offering two workshops:
08.- 10. 05. 2020 in Stuttgart (an event of Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan Europe), with a concert on 08.05.2020. This Workshop is full, but there is a waiting list. If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to Jim Franklin,
22. - 24. 05. 2020 in Benediktushof, near Würzburg. Places are still available for this workshop.
Further details concerning both workshops can be found on this website, under "Performances".

KSK-Europe is planning further shakuhachi workshops and concerts with European-resident KSK-teachers Jim Franklin, Véronique Piron and Horacio Curti.

ESS Summer School 2020

The ESS Summer School 2020 will be held 30. 07. - 02. 08. 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. Further Information can be found on the Summer School website.

KSK-Europe Scholarship

The third and final Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan Europe scholarship was awarded to Mike McInerney. Mike will be undertaking shakuhachi studies in Japan with KAKIZAKAI Kaoru during 2020.



Dr Jim Franklin is a master performer of the shakuhachi, as well as a composer.

He studied the shakuhachi with Riley Lee in Sydney, and Furuya Teruo and Yokoyama Katsuya in Tokyo.

In 1996 he received the title "Shihan" (Master) from Yokoyama-sensei. He is one of the few non-Japanese, and the very few residents of Europe, to have received this high title.

In 2018 he was Programme Director of the World Shakuhachi Festival in London.

He has lived in Germany since 2004, where he teaches and performs the shakuhachi.





Jim Franklin is a qualified teacher of shakuhachi, in the lineage of Yokoyama Katsuya. He offers instruction for beginners and advanced players in various German cities.

Teaching news:

KSK Europe is planning further workshops during 2020. Further information can be found here