Riley Lee is Australia’s only Grand Master of the shakuhachi and has performed internationally since 1973.
Riley Lee began playing the shakuhachi in 1971. He is the recipient of two of the oldest and most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi, which can be traced back to the Zen Buddhist komusô, or “priests of nothingness” of the Edo period in Japan. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master.
Tickets $30, concession $25
Part of the 2012 Sydney Sacred Music Festival