May 22, 2014 / The News Gazzete

Under Kimura’s practiced hand, there were also occasional dramatic and explosive passages. – Koto Concerto: Genji (composed by Daron Hagen) – http://www.news-gazette.com/arts-entertainment/local/2014-05-22/john-frayne-prairie-ensemble-delights-usual.html

Mar 18, 2013 / New York Times

Yoko Reikano Kimura, playing the shamisen and singing, is superb – BELL (2013 Bessie Award nominated dance work | choreography, Yasuko Yokoshi) – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/arts/dance/yasuko-yokoshis-bell-at-new-york-live-arts.html

Feb, 2011 / San Francisco Examiner

“…Kimura’s performance on the solo shamisen was quite stunning. An elegant refined presence perfectly poised, she played with precision, beauty and the utmost confidence…” by Johnathon Baken – Maqam for solo shamisen (composed by Marty Regan) –