Duo YUMENO had its first online performance, “#GetusPPE Benefit concert” on Saturday, April 18th. The duo were overwhelmed by the audiences’ generosity for supporting our benefit concert. The duo donated all of proceeds for getusppe organization. Let’s continue to stay strong!
Kimura will give the Japan premiere performance of Daron Hagen’s “Koto Concerto: Genji” with the member of New Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cantabile Koji-machi’s 10th Anniversary Concert on Thursday, May 28. For details, please visit the concert information page. (3/11/20)
Duo YUMENO’s performances at Here and Now Winter Festival are featured on New York Classical Review and ConcertoNet. Duo YUMENO performed its commission piece, “But Beautiful” (New York premiere) composed by Takuma Ito. (1/7/20)
Kimura’s performance of solo shamisen work, “Medusa’s Lair” – World Premiere – composed by Marty Regan is featured on New York Classical Review. (9/2/19)
Kimura performed the new opera, Murasaki’s Moon composed by Michi Wiancko at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are several reviews on the following sites; The Wall Street Journal New York Classical Review Seen and Heard International blogcritics (6/5/19)
Duo YUMENO will have the 10th Anniversary Recital at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 2, 2:00 pm. Tickets will be available on Friday, December 7th, 11:00 am. Please visit the Carnegie Hall’s website.
Kimura’s performance of solo shamisen work, “To the Victims of Cain” composed by Yoriaki Matsudaira is featured on New York Classical Review. (09/01/18)
Yoko Reikano Kimura is featured on the latest Hogaku Journal (September 2018 issue) in the article, “Three koto concertos in the summer of 2018”. Hogaku Journal is the most popular and leading magazine for traditional Japanese musicians and lovers. (8/27/18)
Duo YUMENO (Yoko Reikano Kimura and Hikaru Tamaki) 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. (8/12/18)
Kimura’s extensive interview is featured on the latest ENJOY paper. ENJOY is published monthly in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. You can get this issue at many Japanese related shops in NYC area. Please enjoy! (5/5/18)