Marco Lienhard

Welcome to the World and Music of Marco Lienhard. A master of  the Shakuhachi Honkyoku and other styles of music. Rediscover the sound of the Shakuhachi with Marco Lienhard. A sound that will touch you deep into your soul. 

A master of the Taiko and the shinobue as well (Taikoza. com) discover the music. Marco has  published a book/ method on the Shinobue available here and on Great song collection that you can also play on the Shakuhachi or other flutes.

Here you will learn about the shakuhachi, the concerts, the Cds. don't miss your chances to hear Marco Lienhard live.

If you are interested in the study of the Shakuhachi- contact us at shaku8 at mac dot com.


Also we just released a single of classical music- it is  Sarabande by Haendel:



Summer concerts in the  NYC parks


9/1  Muscota Marsh-  by Indian Road in Inwood Hill Park 5:30 PM

9/2 Bruce's Garden Isham Park- East Winds Ensemble  5:30 PM


 For Workshops, lectures, concert or to purchase some of the finest Shakuhachi don't hesitate to contact us at

This site is dedicated to Shakuhachi and if you are interested in the Taiko check our other website:  where you will find more info about Marco Lienhard, Taiko and Shinobue.


Calendar is updated on TAIKOZA.COM


I will be participating to the  International Shakuhachi Festival in London:

Other things in Europe

Happening the first week of August

Workshops in Madrid August 10 -12

for info contact TOmodaiko

Concert in Tuscany 8/19

Netherlands: October 13,14

Switzerland 15-22

NYC concerts:check calendar


Breaking news

Marco Lienhard has received three nominations two for albums and one  for a song- "Tree Spirit"  and "Travellers' Song" Albums nominated best albums and  "Tozan Matsuri " from Tree Spirit Album as best Asian Song!!!!


JUST PLAIN FOLKS AWARDS 2017 Nominations for complete listings



The Shakuhachi Maestro Marco Lienhard was originally born in Switzerland.  After over 18 years spent in Japan , where he toured and played with Ondekoza and Mr Tagayasu Den, he moved to New York City. If you are serious about Playing shakuhachi, you have come to the right place.Discover or rediscover the Sound of the Shakuhachi with Marco Lienhard. Workshops, lessons and concerts are all available. Check our calendar for updated concerts, but check calendar of for up to date shows.


Marco Lienhard and East Winds Ensemble presents regular concerts NYC.


Here you will find more information on Marco Lienhard, his music and his concerts. Lienhard is a Master of the Dokyoku style. Himself he studied with one of the greats of Shakuhachi players: Katsuya Yokoyama. Marco Lienhard goes beyond just playing the instrument, he has a musicality that will touch your soul. His critically acclaimed CDs cover a wide variety of genres and are available on this site, and iTunes. The amazing versatility of Marco Lienhard 's playing and his soulful sound and performance makes him a very popular shakuhachi performer around the world. 


Come and discover his music and find out where you can hear and see live performances. Check also's calendar for more updated dates. 


If you are serious about learning Shakuhachi, Taiko or Shinobue, don't hesitate to check our classes or private lessons. You have come to the right place to study these instruments and learn about the background and the history.


Learn how to play the Shakuhachi in New York city or countries and cities Taikoza and Marco Lienhard are in concert. It is important to learn correctly from the start and not to get bad habits when learning an instrument. It is the same with the Shakuhachi. I was fortunate enough to learn with some amazing teachers that guided me through the years. Katsuya Yokoyama and some of his students introduced me to Shakuhachi. K. Yokoyama appointed me to pass on his knowledge and his music to other generations. I hope to be able to introduce more people to the instrument. It is more than an instrument it is a life's companion. The Shakuhachi can be a demanding instrument but the rewards are immense. It is very important not to give up and not stray from the way of the Shakuhachi and its pure sound.


Workshops and lessons are available in New York and where he is performing- contact us at

Regular Classes in New York, West Coast, Hawaii, Europe, Switzerland as well as in South America.



New CD with Taikoza- TREEE SPIRIT- Kodama click on the link.

Marco Lienhard and East Winds Ensemble best seller is available on, iTunes and

Music from Miyazaki's Movie such as Mononoke and Totoro

For the holidays we have great CDs

 Reverie- classical music with Shakuhachi and Piano store





Rêverie: Popular Classical pieces  played on the Shakuhachi and the piano ( Charles W. Tang)

available here , and iTunes

Check also this Broadway Star Brian Stokes Mitchell who used my shakuhachi for one of his song:Lazy Afternoon

A Master of the Dokyoku style who mastered the style with Katsuya Yokoyama has a musicality that will touch your soul. His critically acclaimed CDs cover a wide variety of genres and are available on this site, and iTunes.

Shakuhachi and Koto Concerts in New York

May, September and December in NYC

 Voice of the Earth and Tree Spirit

Marco Lienhard studied and mastered the Honkyoku & Dokyoku with the late Katsuya Yokoyama, who gave him the mission to pass on the art form and the music to students around the world. 

Marco Lienhard is very versatile in his playing from the DoKyoku meditation repertoire to the modern compositions for Shakuhachi. You will discover a new and exciting sound of the Shakuhachi. At ease with Honkyoku, traditional, modern, minyo,  Folk music, classical and improvisation, Marco Lienhard will bring you to the essence and soul of Shakuhachi music and he will make you rediscover the instrument. His Taiko and Shinobue  artistry will also awake your senses to a whole new level of musicianship. One of the few if not only performers in the World that have attained such high musicianship in all those instruments. Do not miss an opportunity to see or hear him in concert and experience the passion of his music and art form.

He has recently composed two new records for Taikoza of his new compositions and arrangements. He also performed with the Juilliard New Music Ensemble  premiering  the composition by T Hosokawa: Voyage X. 

Marco Lienhard is available for concerts, recording sessions,lectures, lessons and workshops. Marco Lienhard is a master of the Shakuhachi who has performed around the world for the past 33 years. He started his study as a member of Ondekoza under Masters  Katsuya Yokoyama and Teruo Furuya in Japan from 1981-1998.

Private lessons as well as master classes and workshops are available in New York and in the different cities where Marco Lienhard performs. Please contact us to know more about regular lessons, Skype lessons, masterclasses, concerts and recordings.

NYC Beginners, intermediate and advanced  Taiko , Shakuhachi, Fue Workshops contact us for new workshops

Shinobue and SHAKUHACHI workshop- flutes are provided if you don't own one:


Pay for Classes & workshops here

Regular classes:

Taiko Center of New York: Saturday noon-3pm lessons on 8th Ave and 39th, Manhattan contact us to get more info Workshops and lessons can be set up anywhere in the world. Contact us to schedule a lesson at or

Shakuhachi: Private lessons uptown or daytime possibility midtown

For school shows, you can contact us, or you can also contact for New York schools, Symphony Space Cap program or Young Audiences,

Check the new Cds available online on or on iTunes Marco Lienhard's other projects: Taikoza and East Winds Ensemble can also be found here.

Check the schedule page for the next concert don't miss Marco Lienhard in concert- performing on three continents every year. If you cannot make it to the concert you can also find the music on itune, Napster or

Enjoy your visit. We will be updating our website regularly with some news from the road. Here is a VIDEO clip of TAIKOZA: Taikoza demo video


Shakuhachi /Taikoza in concert ShinobueEast Winds EnsembleYamagoe