1901 Arts Club
1901 Arts Club is the brainchild of conductor and violinist Joji Hattori. Whilst living in London, he experienced the shortage of centrally located rehearsal and performance spaces for chamber music. With few options between the private living room on the one hand and Wigmore Hall on the other, he decided to fill the void.
As a philanthropic venture, Joji Hattori acquired and painstakingly restored an old schoolmaster's house at 7 Exton Street in the style of a European Salon. He created a unique venue dedicated to supporting artistic expression and bringing together musicians, artists, and persons who share an appreciation and interest for the arts.