Amateur Players Association Japan (APA) organized the first international chamber music festival on 9th till 15 March 2016 in Japan.
12players from 7 countries （with 3 partners） visited Japan and played with APA members at two selected concert halls, in Koganei Tokyo and Atami Shizuoka. 12 players including several ACMP members played two different pieces of music while partners visited several spots with APA members according to the partners programs. Between the two concerts we made a bus tour to Hakone on the way to Atami.
Having safely arrived at Kyoto, I am thinking of how nice and exciting it was to participate in your festival. I already feel like slightly advanced into Japanese customs.(R.V.
We would like to thank you very much for the fantastic week we had in Japan. It was very well organized and how nice of all the Japanese ladies to tour us around! We already miss the enjoyable dinners as well as the chopsticks which we finally managed to master a bit! (B. O.)
We only can express our admiration of what you have created. The APA-festival was wonderful planned and executed. I for myself would be glad if there will take place a similar event next year, and perhaps I will be enabled to participate for the second time to play again in this wonderful milieu??! （G.D.）
Thank you very much for a wonderful time in Japan! I am already excited (rather prematurely) about coming back and doing it all again! Please keep me informed about future opportunities (J.K.)
It was a wonderful experience for me and a good reason to finally visit Japan.(M.P.)
For me and my wife the eight days in Japan were absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed very much the company of your fellow-musicians. It gave us a very special window for observing Japan. (W.H.)
APA is open to foreign amateur players. You are always welcome to circles of chamber music players in Japan. Please contact us for more details.
We also aim to hold annual international chamber music festival. The next festival will be around March 22 2017.for a week. We shall keep you informed in this home page. Please have a look at our future announcements.