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Yumi Kurosawa, Koto
Tenri Cultural Institute
New York, NY
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Yumi Kurosawa, Koto
Contemporary and improvised music for koto and 20-string koto by Kurosawa, and others.

Program
Green-Point (2006) composed by Yumi Kurosawa
Inner Space (2002) composed by Yumi Kurosawa
MIDARE (1661~1673) composed by by Kengyo Yatsuhashi
Amazing Grace (traditional)
SAKURA Variation composed by Bondai Fujii
Summertime composed by George Gershwin, arranged by Yumi Kurosawa
MUGONKA (2009) composed by Takashi Niigaki - World Premiere
One Girl's Story - for Story Teller (2008) composed by Yumi Kurosawa
Rapture - Independent Shot Animated Film (2003) composed by Yumi Kurosawa
Improvisation by Koto and Piano, Yumi Kurosawa and Marianna Rosett

Born in Morioka, Japan, Yumi Kurosawa began studying the 13-stringed-Koto from the age of three under her parents, Kazuo and Chikako Kurosawa. At the age of fifteen she was drawn to the contemporary sound and technique of the 20-stringed-Koto and began studying the 20-stringed-Koto under Nanae Yoshimura, and classical Koto music under Sosui Yoshimura. Kurosawa received first prize at National Koto competition for students, Japan in 1989 and 1992. She performed a duet with Evjan Rattai of Prague Cello Ensemble at Suntory Hall, Tokyo in 1993. Following extensive performances in Tokyo, she began performing worldwide in concert tours to Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, and United States. In 2002, she moved to New York in pursuit of new innovative collaborations with artists and musicians. She is currently producing her own compilation of original compositions and performing as a solo artist and collaborator in NYC. In addition to musical composition, arrangement and improvisation, Kurosawa's training in Modern Ballet led her to perform and collaborate with several New York dance companies. In 2009, performed in alive music performance of "LIFE AFTER DARK" at the Apollo Theater Salon Series.

Location

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States


Categories

Music

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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