About Makia

Composer Makia Matsumura’s music has been heard on TV and in movies, as well as at the symphony halls, theatres, museums, and clubs. An avid pianist since an early age, she has been also active as a silent film accompanist, performing internationally. Read More »


M2duo in Japan!

I am delighted to announce M2duo’s Japan Tour 2015!! Officially, it is titled as “Machiko Ozawa violin recital with Makia Matsumura”, but practically, it’s M2duo :) – and it’s been 12 years (!) since the last time Machiko and I played together in Japan. We are so excited to be playing the following concerts in Tokyo and Kamakura – please come hear us if you are nearby!! Continue reading »

New Year – Hello and Good-bye

2014 was an amazing year: in January, I started the year by accompanying Ozu with one of the best benshis alive in Tokyo; in December, I concluded it with a performance as M2duo (my duo with long-time performance partner, amazingly versatile violinist and dear friend Machiko Ozawa) in New York. In between, I had probably the most number of performance engagements ever in my life, including my Canadian debut. Continue reading »

Back to Brooklyn: roots, and beyond

It was such a pleasure to return to Brooklyn Public Library’s “Silent Movie Matinee” series – last year was my first time appearing at this series, and curator Ken Gordon was kind enough to bring me back this year, not once but twice: October for some Chaplin shorts, then yesterday for Ozu’s “I WAS BORN, BUT…” Both programs were very meaningful for me in different ways. Continue reading »

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