B I O G R A P H Y Elizabeth Reian Bennett

Elizabeth Reian Bennett received a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Princeton in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Chinese Arts History from Yale in 1984. Japanese music became a major interest while she pursued her academic studies, and in 1982; two years before she received her Ph.D., she became a shakuhachi Shihan and received her performing name, Reian. In March of this year, Reian Bennett was further awarded the rank of grand master. Reian Bennett's teacher is Aoki Reibo; she has trained in the Reibo-kai techniques and style for twenty years.


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