January 1, 2011

Sho Asano

Sho Asano was born in March of 1990. He is currently considered one of the young stars of Shamisen and Japanese traditional music. At the age of eight, he won the Tsugaru Shamisen National Competition as the youngest champion in the D category for players under 15 years old. Since then, he broke numerous records in competitions. Mr. Asano was born into a family with a music tradition. His grandfather played Shamisen, and Mr. Asano started playing Wadaiko, a Japanese drum at... Read More