Nov 10, 2015 / KCMETROPOLIS.org

Kimura’s voice was rich and full-bodied and easily carried over the delicate ensemble. – Yachiyo-jishi (traditional) shamisen and song – http://kcmetropolis.org/issue/november-11-2015/article/east-meets-west-in-fruitful-collaboration

May 28, 2015 / ARTS+CULTURE

Whether she was zipping through the energetic sections or tossing off the glissandi that make lyrical phrases sound like they’re floating off into the air, Kimura fit every moment into a natural flow. – Maqam for solo shamisen (composed by Marty Regan) – http://artsandculturetx.com/japanese-inspired-sonic-brush-strokes-succeed-at-aperios-season-closer/

May 22, 2014 / The News Gazzete

Under Kimura’s practiced hand, there were also occasional dramatic and explosive passages. – Koto Concerto: Genji (composed by Daron Hagen) – http://www.news-gazette.com/arts-entertainment/local/2014-05-22/john-frayne-prairie-ensemble-delights-usual.html

Mar 18, 2013 / New York Times

Yoko Reikano Kimura, playing the shamisen and singing, is superb – BELL (2013 Bessie Award nominated dance work | choreography, Yasuko Yokoshi) – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/arts/dance/yasuko-yokoshis-bell-at-new-york-live-arts.html