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Yoko Reikano Kimura 木村伶香能

Instrument/Discipline: Koto, Shamisen, Voice  箏・三味線・唄
School (流): Yamada-ryū 山田流, Kato style shamisen 河東節三味線
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Nakanoshima-kai, Yamada-ryu Sokyoku Association, Japan Sankyoku Association 中能島会・山田流筝曲協会・日本三曲協会
Professional Name (芸名): Yoko Reikano Kimura 木村伶香能; Reiko Yamabiko 山彦伶子

Home Address: Queens, NY 
Home Phone: 718-673-1118

Employment: The Institute of Traditional Japanese Music, and affiliate of Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Japan/ 洗足学園音楽大学・現代邦楽研究所
Website: 木村伶香能URL; Duo YUMENO夢乃URL

Do you teach? Yes: Koto, Shamisen, Voice

Do you perform? Yes: Koto, Shamisen, Voice

Additional information:

Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto/shamisen performer and singer, has concertized around the world. Her koto performance was touted as "exquisite and compelling" by Kyoto Aoyama Music Award jury. The New York Times described her shamisen playing and singing as "superb." Kimura graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, where she was awarded the top prize for her graduation recital. She also studied at the NHK School for Young Professionals and the Institute of Traditional Japanese Music. Her teachers include Kono Kameyama, Akiko Nishigata, and a Living National Treasure, Senko Yamabiko. She has appeared in a a wide variety of venues in Japan including the National Theater, National Noh Theater, Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, Suntory Hall, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, and Tokyo National Museum. Currently she is a faculty member of the Institute of Traditional Japanese Music in Japan.

For more information please visit her website.