The Japan Times: Yoshiki prepares for classical tour amid a new appreciation for his legacy

Not many musicians are able to say that they’ve taken the stage at both New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall, two of the most prestigious venues in rock and classical music, respectively. Drummer, pianist and songwriter Yoshiki Hayashi, however, is stepping up to take claim of that title.

“At this point, I still feel an enormous amount of pressure,” he says with a laugh. “(Playing Carnegie is) definitely one of the goals of being a classical artist, and I’m grateful for the opportunity.”

Continue reading: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2016/11/17/music/yoshiki-prepares-classical-tour-amid-new-appreciation-legacy/

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