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What the audience says

"Thank you for playing so beautifully the night of our opening. The koto music added such wonderful ambience to the exhibition [...] Your music was so perfect for our group."

Alexandra Montgomery, Executive Director, Gardiner Museum

"We are most appreciative of your incredible generosity in joining us for our Japanese Fundraiser [...] and providing beautiful music on the koto. You were also most gracious in sharing your knowledge of the koto with those in attendance."

Leslie Wood, Director of Administration, McKinsey & Company

"Your koto playing was beautiful and brought forth the richness of Japanese culture...You were an important contributor to the success of the event."

Elaine Shigeishi, Director of Communications and Marketing, Shiseido Canada

"...thank you for providing the wonderful Koto performance on the opening night of the Ukiyo-e exhibition.  The night would not have been as enjoyable without your music. Your music filled the rooms and set a lovely tone to the night."

Sharon Gaum-Kuchar, Director, The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery of Markham

"The sound of the Koto filling the Ming Tomb Gallery created a wonderful effect and truly enhanced the oriental atmosphere of the evening."

Lynne Stirling, Protocol Officer, City of Toronto, Department of the City Clerk, Protocol and Civic Events Office

"...many thanks once again for the wonderful koto strings performances you gave during Congress 2006.  You showed great flexibility and willingness to perform wherever we needed you - it was all splendid - and just what we hoped it would be!" 

Nancy Accinelli, Coordinator, Culture and Entertainment, Congress 2006, York University 

"...we especially appreciated your skills in explaining what was, for our audience, an exotic musical culture and making it come alive."

Ben Steinberg, Director of Music, Temple Sinai

"The traditional koto music was a beautiful complement to the works on display. Our guests enjoyed your informative remarks on Japanese music and the instrument..."

Stuart Reid, Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga

"...your expert musical talent created an enchanting atmosphere at the McMichael."

Dawn L. Sinko, Special Events Co-ordinator, McMichael Canadian Art Collection


...thank you for taking the time to perform traditional Japanese Koto music for all to enjoy.  Your display of the Koto instrument was a very unique addition to this year's World of Dance." 

Crispin Martin, Public Affairs, City of Mississauga, Communications Division 

"... beautiful koto performance... We were fortunate to have been able to find a koto player who has attained such high ranks and performance standards as yourself. [...] We were all touched by the grace and expressiveness of your playing."

Gary Nagata, Artistic Director, Toronto Suwa Daiko

" inspiring concert... Everyone that I've talked to since the concert has had nothing but praise for your music and your talents."

Lynda Chantson, President, Scarborough College Music Club, Scarborough College, University of Toronto

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