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.
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.
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
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)
Three koto concertos performed in the summer of 2018 There is an article about Kimura’s performance of Koto Concerto: Genji (composed by Daron Hagen) at the Wintergreen Music Festival (conductor, Mei-Ann Chen) on the September, 2018 issue of Hogaku Journal. Hogaku Journal is one of the leading monthly magazines about traditional Japanese music scene. (in Japanese) Photo credit (above, article) by Paul Purpura
Duo YUMENO: Making music across the Pacific – Duo YUMENO was featured on The Japan Times in a column, “Why Did You Leave Japan?” The duo talked about their background as well as the cultural difference between Japan and the US.
Kimura’s extensive interview was featured on ENJOY May 2018 issue. This interview included many stories about her current musical projects, duo’s activities, future plans, etc. (in Japanese)
NY Talk – An Interview with Souheki Mori, tea master – (in Japanese) http://www.ejapion.com/interview/ny-talk/56858
Shamisen that resonates with the world (in Japanese)