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“Pioneers of African-American Cinema” released!!

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 »

Tuesday July 26th, 2016 by Makia Matsumura
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AFI debut

I had a pleasure of making my debut at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD, on April 9th, playing for 2 feature films in their beautiful theatre. Continue reading »

Wednesday June 1st, 2016 by Makia Matsumura
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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 »

Wednesday November 11th, 2015 by Makia Matsumura
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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 »

Thursday January 15th, 2015 by Makia Matsumura
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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 »

Monday November 3rd, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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5 MoMA dates added in September

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 »

Sunday August 24th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Canadian debut! :)

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 »

Friday August 15th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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2 MoMA dates added in August

Time flew and I have yet to recap my official Toronto debut, but in the meantime, two MoMA dates have been added to my calendar :) – please see Dates for details. Continue reading »

Sunday July 6th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Cinefest 34 Recap

Back in March, I was invited back to Cinefest 34 as one of their official accompanists. Cinefest is an annual film festival in Syracuse, NY, whose focus is on old films – silents and early talkies (you can read how it all started here). Continue reading »

Thursday May 1st, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Returning to MoMA this weekend!

I have yet to share the wonderful time I had up in Syracuse at the Cinefest, but just a quick note to inform that I’ll be playing at MoMA this weekend. If you are in New York this weekend, please come hear me play for Garbo’s FLESH AND THE DEVIL!! :) :) :) Continue reading »

Thursday April 3rd, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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