ANTONIO ENZAN OLÍAS
The soundtrack of a movie can change the course of a person’s life. That is what happened to Antonio when he watched the film by Baraka, directed by Ron Fricke in 1992. At the beginning of the film, the mysterious sounds of the sublime Japanese bamboo flute appear, masterfully performed by Kohachiro MIYATA. Those first notes were the call to leave everything and start the path of bamboo.
In 2005 he was awarded with two grants, the Gen Foundation and AIE, to deepen his studies of shakuhachi. Antonio Enzan Olías has been instructed under the direction of Teruhisa FUKUDA “Hijiri Kai”, TANAKA Komei “Kinko Ryu Chikumeisha”, Fuke Shakuhachi with Etsuzan FUJIYOSHI, Kuniyoshi SUGAWARA and KATOH Hidekazu “Katsuya Yokoyama Honkyoku style”, Maekawa KOGETSU “Okamoto Chikugai style”, and Shozan TANABE.
In 2010 Etsuzan FUJIYOSHI awarded him the professional name belonging to his lineage Saiho Enzan • 西方炎山 • and in 2014 TERUHISA Fukuda granted him the Dai Shihan license “Grand Shakuhachi Master”.
He is currently teaching in Madrid – Spain.