The 9th Tenerife Contemporary Music International Festival (FMUC), on until 17 June, is offering a concert by Wing Marimba Duo on 6 June at Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias at 7:30 pm. Tickets to enjoy the Japanese ensemble, made up of composer Takayoshi Yoshioka and performer Reiko Shiohama, are free of charge.

The international musicians will be accompanied by Tuópali Dúo (Francisco Díaz and Carlos Llácer), Tak-Nara Percussion Group (Carlos Castañeda and Verónica Cagigao), and Andrea Domínguez, who are all local percussion players. An hour before the show, Cagigao herself is offering a conference to give us an insight into the Japanese duo career and repertoire.

They are performing pieces composed by Takayoshi Yoshioka. The recital starts with “Transfiguration” for marimba duet, followed by “Divertiment” for marimba trio and then, “Square Dance” for four marimbas, and “Three Dances for marimba and percussion”. The show finishes with a Concerto for marimba, kettledrums, and four percussionists.

Wing Marimba Duo is also giving a masterclass on Thursday, 7 June at 4:00 pm at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias. If you would like to attend please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In 2013 Takayoshi Yoshioka and Reiko Shiohama set up this duo that has toured the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Thailand and Korea. Their repertoire includes arrangements of symphony music and original music composed for them.