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-Blu-ray/DVD box 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