Contemporary Shamisen Music

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In the history of shamisen music, many talented shamisen players have created various styles and cultivated the appeals of shamisen music. For this project, Kimura hopes to create contemporary shamisen music through collaborations with living composers and talented musicians. As a Yamada-style trained player, Kimura uses both Hira-bachi (plain type plectrum) and Jiuta-bachi (wider type plectrum) as well as her voice.   

New Works:
Shamisen concerto (composed by Michael Ippolito) will be premiered in New York in the fall of 2023.
More details to follow at event page.


Banshiki-cho for solo sangen Mov.1 (composed by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)


Obsession with Fox (composed by Nobunaga Takatomi)


Shamisen Recital 2017
Date: Sunday, January 8th, 7:00 pm
Venue: Marc A. Scorca Hall, The National Opera Center America