Sep 5, 2022 / New York Classical Review

…Miura’s Three Poems was written expressly for Duo Yumeno … who premiered the work. This was spare, delicate, focused playing, each gesture full of surprise and drama. The music was graceful and exacting, the musicians careful with space and matching intonation to perfection, the better to pull the most scintillating sensations out of Miura’s microtonal passages. The composition and playing were impressive for how the dry timbres of the instruments, and Kimura’s traditional-style singing, expanded into an evocative and aptly dreamy atmosphere. – Three Poems from Kanginshu (composed by Hiroya Miura, commissioned by Duo YUMENO 2022) –  Here and Now Festival serves up five world premieres to raunch the fall Read More …

New York Classical Review | Duo YUMENO

Duo YUMENO’s performance at Here and Now Labor Day Festival is featured on New York Classical Review. Duo YUMENO gave the world premiere performance of “Three Poems from Kanginshu” (for shamisen, voice and cello) composed by Hiroya Miura. (9/5/22)

Kimura’s Interview

Kimura’s extensive interview is featured on the column, Atarashii “Hogaku” (New direction for Japanese instruments) on Japan’s NPO, Ongaku Bunka Souzou. This article is written in Japanese. (August/22)  

May, 2022 / Hogaku Journal, Japan

What makes a good koto sound?  As a winner of the Kenjun Memorial Koto Competition, Kimura was featured on the special article, “What makes a good koto sound?”. Hogaku Journal is most popular monthly Japanese magazine about Japanese classical instruments. 

Kimura’s interview on the latest Hogaku Journal

Kimura’s interview is feauterd on the latest Hogaku Journal, which is a most popular monthly magazine about Japanese classical instruments. As a winner of the Kenjun Memorial National Koto Competition, Kimura talks about “What makes a good koto sound? ” along with other past winners. (5/1/22)

Koto Concerto: Genji
(Daron Hagen)
– Japan Premiere –

Koto Concerto: Genji (composed by Daron Aric Hagen) – Japan Premiere – Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto[Members of New Japan Philharmonic] Asami Tamura, VnHayato Takenaka, VnSaeko Wakiya, VaTetsuzo Iijima, Vc Recorded at Cantabile Kojimachi 10th Anniversary Concert (Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Densho Hall, Tokyo)Presented by Cantabile KojimachiUnder the auspices of Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation, Hogaku Journal Takehiko Kaneso, videographerAyumi Ishiyama, costume

INTERWOVEN Inaugural Concert

Kimura will perform Daron Hagen’s Koto Concerto: Genji at INTERWOVEN Inaugural Concert (DiMenna Canter, Mary Flagler Cary Hall). Kimura will be honored to be part of this new ensemble! INTERWOVEN is an ensemble whose mission is to integrate the Asian traditional music and Western Classical music. This concert is funded by the City Artists Corps Grant.Pre-registeration is highly recommended at here. Fore more information, please visit calendar. (10/1/21)

Nov 28, 2020 / New York Seikatsu Press, US

There is an article about The Friday Night Live presented by the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Duo YUMENO was featured at the second concert of this series which started at the Ambassador’s Residence in NY during the pandemic. (in Japanese) Photo credit by the Consulate General of Japan in New York.