This is the 28th concert by a group of musicians who play the 20-stringed Koto, an instrument which is rooted in tradition but capable of responding to a variety of musical explorations. The program includes the premieres of two commissioned works―Dylan Lardelli’s “Tides and Embers for 20-stringed Koto and Guitar” and a composition by Noriko Hisada―as well as two works from the 1970s by Minoru Miki, and two earlier compositions commissioned for Hogakuten.
Nanae Yoshimura was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon by the Government of Japan in spring 2012.
She has performed in many music festivals throughout Europe and in countries in North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. She has released 10 CDs of new commissioned works on the label Camerata Tokyo, and CDs of works from the Japanese classical repertoire and others on the American label Celestial Harmonies.
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