Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
An evening of traditional and contemporary works for koto and voice performed by Kyoko Kawamura. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kawamura began studying the koto at the age of 10, inspired by the performance of Kinichi Nakanoshima, a designated living national treasure. She studied Japanese traditional music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, majoring in koto. A multi-instrumentalist, Kawamura also studied shamisen and Japanese flute. In the last 20 years, Kawamura has also gained recognition as an interpreter of contemporary music and has performed all over the world with performers such as Yo-Yo Ma and the Nieuw Ensemble. In addition to traditional works, Kawamura will present two contemporary works by Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa and UC Berkeley's Ken Ueno.