Yoko’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, Yoko talks about “What makes a good koto sound? ” along with other past winners. (5/1/22)
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
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)
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.
Koto Concerto: Genji (composed by Daron Aric Hagen) Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Wintergreen Festival Orchestra Recorded live at the Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Music Summer Festival (July 22, 2018) 13-string koto version premiered by Yoko Reikano Kimura (March 9, 2013)
Obsession with Fox (composed by Takatomi Nobunaga) Performed by Duo YUMENO Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen Hikaru Tamaki, celloRecorded at Aoyama Barocksall, Kyoto (June 13, 2013)Premiered by Yoko Reikano Kimura and Yunosuke Yamamoto (2004, Tokyo)
A Glinting Edge of Sky (composed by Donald Reid Womack) Performed by Duo YUMENO Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Hikaru Tamaki, celloRecored on March 7, 2018Revised premiered by Duo YUMENO (March 4, 2018 at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa)Album “Interwinded” available at Albany Records.
Flowers Dance (composed by Marty Regan) Performed by Duo YUMENO Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Hikaru Tamaki, celloRecored at Avatar Studio, New York (February 10, 2015)Commissioned and premiered by Duo YUMENO (June 6, 2010)Album “Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon” available at here.
Frolicking With the Birds (composed by Marty Regan) Directed and choreographed by Anna Tsuri Etsuko Yusaku Komori, dance Performed by Duo YUMENO Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto Hikaru Tamaki, cello TMH dance event in New York (2015)