Yoshiki: Live at Carnegie Hall

(Rochester, NY) – One of Japan’s most popular musicians, Yoshiki has found worldwide success as both a rock star and classical composer. A sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall of Yoshiki’s classical compositions, featuring Yoshiki on piano with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Yoshiki: Live at Carnegie Hall airs Friday, November 27 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Yoshiki has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. He was named by Consequence of Sound as "one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history" and is described by Billboard Magazine as "prolific" and "a musical innovator."

In 1982 Yoshiki co-founded the rock band X Japan, which was a pioneer of visual kei – a subgenre that has been compared to Western glam rock. The band’s popularity – which, in Japan, landed Yoshiki’s image on everything from credit cards to a line of products from Hello Kitty – is now spreading around the world, with sold-out performances in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

Yoshiki is also well known to fans of anime, who recognize him as the superhero in a comic book created by legendary Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee – Blood Red Dragon. In October 2018, Yoshiki composed the theme song "Red Swan" for the Attack on Titan anime series, one of the most popular animations in the world, and the track reached #1 on iTunes Rock charts in 14 countries.

Photo: Yoshiki
Credit: Provided by APT

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