Japan Premiere – Koto concerto : Genji

Kimura will give the Japan premiered performance of Daron Hagen’s Koto Concerto: Genji with the string quartet members of New Japan Philharmonic at Cantabile Kojimachi’s 10th Anniversary Concert. This concert will be held on Saturday, May 22 at Shibuya Densho Hall in Tokyo. For the detail, please visit Calendar page. (4/18/21)

Duo YUMENO: Live from the Ambassador’s Residence

Duo YUMENO was honored to be featured at the concert series, “Live from the Ambassador’s Residence” presented by the Consulate General of Japan in New York on Friday, November 20th. The performance was livestreamed to the Consulate General of Japan in New York’s Official Facebook page. (12/30/20)  

Oct 18, 2019 / Yomi Time, US

Duo YUMENO – New Chamber Music with Japanese and western aesthetics – There is an article featuring Duo YUMENO on the Yomi Time paper which is published in the NYC area. (in Japanese) Photo credit by Daphne Youree and Japan Society Yomi Time paper  

Mar 23, 2019 / New York Seikatsu Press, US

There is an article about Duo YUMENO 10th Anniversary Recital at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall which was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  Duo YUMENO answered the curtain call with the composers and colleagues. (R to L: Reona Ito, guest speaker / Shoho Mutoh, guest performer, shamisen / Hikaru Tamaki, cello / Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto and shamisen / Daron Hagen, composer / Sayaka Ishiguro, composer /Marty Regan, composer) Photo credit by George Hirose 2019 NY Seikatsu Press, (Mar 23, 2019)

Jan 4, 2020 / New York Classical Review

… this charming piece was a virtual encyclopedia of each instrument’s tonal possibilities and the ways they could combine, contrast, and accompany each other, realized with admirable feeling and energy by both players. – But Beautiful (composed by Takuma Ito, commissioned by Duo YUMENO) – Bargemusic rocks the new year with five premieres at Here and Now  

Jan 4, 2020 / ConcertoNet

… Lady Day and Tony Bennett, Lena Horne and Frank Sinatra…just about everybody sung Just Beautiful (as if anybody could make the lyrics and music more bittersweet and beautiful than they are on paper). But nobody ever played Just Beautiful like the Duo Yumeno at Barge Music last night. Without a single note of the original!… – But Beautiful (composed by Takuma Ito, commissioned by Duo YUMENO) – Barge Music’s Eight Course Banquet from ConcertoNet