Roger W. Lowther
Organist. Community Arts Tokyo Founder & Director. Director of Faith & Art at Grace City Church Tokyo. International Coordinator of the MAKE Collective, a global network of missionary artists. He received his Master of Music in Organ Performance from The Juilliard School and his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mr. Lowther has won numerous competitions and has recorded four albums.
Roger and his wife Abi helped start Grace City Relief and Tsukuda Loves Tohoku after the trifold disasters of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear radiation and continue to be involved in relief and recovery efforts.
Pianist. Director of Worship at Grace City Church Tokyo. Abi help start Tsukuda Loves Tohoku, a community volunteer organization started after the March 11, 2011 earthquake. Abi has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Belhaven University and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Memphis. She performs regularly in recitals and concerts. She lives in downtown Tokyo with her husband Roger and four boys.
Pianist. Clarinettist. Ellie was born in Japan and raised in the Southern part of Virginia. She started studying the clarinet at the age of 10 and piano at the age of 15. Ellie graduated from Belhaven University in 2011 and joined the Community Arts Tokyo staff the following year. She accompanies, teaches piano, participates in relief activities, and coordinates a host of artistic events.
Flutist. Producer. Audio engineer. Jonas received his BM in Flute Performance from the UNC School of the Arts (2008), and has studied recording technology at Berklee College of Music online. Jonas served in the United States Army Bands from 2010-2016 and has performed around the United States and Japan. While stationed in Japan (2012-2016), he began working with Community Arts Tokyo to develop and record new music written by Japanese Christians. Jonas is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary (projected graduation May 2018). After graduating, he will return to Tokyo and continue working with CAT.
Christina DeCiantis Davison
Violinist. Singer. Songwriter/composer. Christina received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Furman University and her Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her Master’s Thesis explored the popularity and cultural significance of Beethoven’s music in Japan. She enjoys performing, creating new music, and teaching violin and music history.
We are located in the "shitamachi" (lower city) of downtown Tokyo, the parts of the city along the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay. It is full of old historical buildings juxtaposed with new high-rise apartment buildings.
The nearest train station is Tsukishima Station, accessible by the Yurakucho and Oedo Lines. Tsukishima is the home to Monjayaki, a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with meat and vegetables.
Mailing Address: 1-11-6-2207 Tsukuda, Chuo Ku, Tokyo 104-0051 JAPAN