I had a privilege of providing a new solo piano core for the Blu-ray/DVD release of “Manhandled” from Kino Lorber International, which goes on sale today: https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/5087
I am pleased to announce my upcoming performances during my homecoming trip to Tokyo around Japan’s Golden Week this year!
I am thrilled to announce the release of the 5-DVD/Blu-ray set, “Pioneers of African Cinema” from Kino Lorber (withexcecutive producter DJ Spooky) – and beyond honored to be a part of this historic project. Continue reading
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
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
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
As I indicated when I announced my August MoMA dates, five more dates have been added in September. :) These are also a part of The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy series. If you are in town, hope you can catch one of them!! Continue reading
On June 8th, Silent Sundays at the Revue Cinema in Toronto invited me to play for Buster Keaton’s THE NAVIGATOR. It was my first time accompanying this film, and my very first time playing in Canada!! :) Continue reading