[ << Back to previous page ]
Index > J/j > Jobst
David Jobst
Music/Sound | Traditional Japanese Music   (NSW)

David Jobst began playing shakuhachi in 1993. He first studied with shakuhachi maker David Brown in Melbourne before moving to the Blue Mountains near Sydney where he studied with grand-master Dr Riley Lee. In 2009 David studied again with Dr Riley Lee at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) where he received his Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance), passing with Distinction and receiving a Henderson Scholarship. In 2012 David travelled to Japan and studied intensively for six months with Kaoru Kakizakai. In 2013 David returned to study at the SCM and completed his Master’s Degree in Performance graduating with Distinction.

David has performed at many festivals and events including the National Folk Festival, Winter Magic Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and The International Music Festival in Fiji where he also gave a workshop at the University of the South Pacific. David has performed at various functions such as the NSW Premier’s Asian Business Dinner and other corporate events. He has been interviewed on ABC radio and local radio stations.

Although David has performed regularly with various ensembles, both Japanese and western, his true passion is for the traditional solo music of the shakuhachi (the venerated honkyoku).

“I recommend David Jobst as an experienced teacher and performer" Grand Master Riley Lee.

Email: david.jobst@hotmail.com
Links: Fiji news article
  Tai Hei shakuhachi website list of shakuhachi teachers/players