Ringtaro Tateishifue flute (Japanese traverse flute)
Ringtaro Tateishi, fue flute (Japanese traverse flute), is co-founder and artistic director at The School of TAIKO in Seattle. He began playing the taiko at the age of 6 with the group OSUWA TAIKO in Japan. From 1989 to 1999, he was a member of the world-famous Taiko group ONDEKOZA. As the group’s artistic director, he gave over 1,000 performances in more than 25 countries. He has performed at major venues that include the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Taipei National Concert Hall, and the Herodes Atticus Odeon at the Acropolis in Athens.