Yoko was featured at “The Tale of Genji: A Koto Concert” presented by Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yoko performed one of her signature repertoires, “Koto Concerto: Genji” composed by brilliant American composer, Daron Hagen with string members of INTERWOVEN and New Asia Chamber Music Society. Along with the concerto, Yoko sang a classical song: “Kumiuta: Akashi” composed by Kitajima-kengyo. (October 16, 2023)Photo courtesy of Musical Instruments Department.
Duo YUMENO will give the World Premiere performance of Aviary: Concerto for Koto, Cello and Orchestra composed by a prominent American composer, Daron Hagen in 2024 – 2026. More information about this work, and joining to the consortium, visit this site. (July, 2023)
Duo YUMENO is happy to announce the renewal of our website! You can see all contents in both English and Japanese. The photo on the top page was taken by an award-winning photographer, Kasia Idzkowska. Please visit Duo YUMENO’s new website. (May 12, 2023)
Yoko Reikano Kimura gave the Europe premiere performance of Aleksandra Vrebalove’s “Four Ethereal Pieces” and James Nyoraku Schlefer’s “Concertante” with Symphony Orchestra of Academy of the Arts Novi Sad. This special event was presented by Academy of the Arts and Kyo-Shin-An Arts. (April 15, 2023)
Yoko Reikano Kimura is featured on The Iroha. The IROHA is a monthly digital magazine that features Japanese leaders who are active in the field of global affairs, media, business, culture, food, design, art, music, film, fashion and architecture in North America. Please enjoy Yoko’s interview here.
Duo YUMENO’s performance at Here and Now Labor Day Festival is featured on New York Classical Review. Duo YUMENO gave the world premiere performance of “Three Poems from Kanginshu” (for shamisen, voice and cello) composed by Hiroya Miura. (9/5/22)
Kimura’s extensive interview is featured on the column, Atarashii “Hogaku” (New direction for Japanese instruments) on Japan’s NPO, Ongaku Bunka Souzou. This article is written in Japanese. (August/22)
Kimura’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, Kimura talks about “What makes a good koto sound? ” along with other past winners. (5/1/22)
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)