CANCELED: Duo YUMENO at Japan House

Fri - 04.24.2020 - 5:30 PM

Japan House 2000 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana


The New York-based Duo YUMENO will perform a concert at Japan House

The New York-based Duo YUMENO featuring koto / shamisen musician Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki will present its singular fusion of sound which has been praised as “exquisite” and “compelling.” The concert will feature the duo’s latest commission pieces, as well as traditional Japanese music presented in Japan House’s serene and elegant tea room.


Duo YUMENO is inspired by tradition, but with a contemporary sensibility. Duo YUMENO’s repertoire includes a dynamic range of compositions, both traditional and contemporary, all of which explore the dialogue between classical Japanese and western music.

We are very blessed to have Duo YUMENO perform at Japan House. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

CD's will be available for purchase, cash or check only. Filming of the concert will not be allowed during the event.


The New York Classical Review praised, "the duo ... played with precision and deep feeling." In 2014, they were awarded the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program grant, and in 2015, received the Aoyama Baroque Saal Award.

They have been actively presenting their cross-cultural programs throughout the world and have performed at venues such as the United Nations, New England Conservatory, Princeton University, University of Cambridge, Kasuga Grand Shrine and Ryōan-ji Temple. Most recently, the duo was featured at the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC and performed at the John F. Kennedy Center. Their activities have been featured in the media, like the New York Times, Chamber Music Magazine, Yomiuri Shimbun and NPR.

For more information about Duo YUMENO:

Duo URL:

Duo Facebook:

Kimura URL:

Tamaki URL:

Michael Darin