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 work: 
3 poems from Kanginshu (composed by Hiroya Miura) 2022
The details about the premiere performance will be announced soon.


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