Yoko’s interview on the latest Hogaku Journal

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
(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. 

A Glinting Edge of Sky
(Donald Womack)

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.