Hello everybody. Today I would like to tell you about my visit and concerts in Tohoku, the northern regions of Japan where the tsunami hit 2 years ago. The name of the concert tour was “Kizuna Concert”.
Read more and see the pictures from this trip…
This year I was invited to play in two concerts in Poland. It was my first time to visit Poland, so I was so excited! I had dreamed about playing in concert in Poland because I love Chopin, and I’m part Polish. My first concert was in a city called Tarnow near Krakow in Southern Poland. There, I had a concert with a wonderful Polish pianist, Mr. Krystian Tkaczewski who kindly invited me to Poland. The concert was a great success, and it was really fun! Krakow was also a beautiful place to visit and,,,
I’m going to tell you a little about the concert I recently had in Houston, Texas!
It was my first ever 90 minute solo recital, and it was super fun!
Please click here if you would like to see and listen to some of my performance in Houston.
It was also my first time to go to Houston, so I was so excited! My program was Beetoven &,,,,,,,
Hello! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I had a great time!
Today I want to share with you some picutures from the Liszt Museum in Budapest and a few more. I hope you enjoy.
Please click here to see the pictures.
See you soon!
Hello! This is Umi, writing!
I have good news for you!
I recently entered the 13th Osaka International Music Competition in Osaka, Japan, on September 30th, and I would like to let you know humbly that I was given 1st prize. Please click and read my story on The Japan Times.
It meant a lot for me because it was my first competition in Japan, and lots of people helped me to get to this competition. I wanted to do well to show them my appreciation.
Hello! I’m in a middle of a big long trip in Europe right now. I had a competition in Budapest, a recital in Assisi, a joint concert in Poland, and a music festival in Amalfi. I’m practicing piano in Rome right now, and heading to Poland on the 19th. With a humble and appreciative manner, I would like to tell you that I recently won 1st prize in the international Chopin piano competition “Chopin Plus” in Budapest, Hungary.
Today I want to tell you about the fund raising concert I had at Mr. & Mrs. Markovich’s house in Thousand Oaks, California. Mr. & Mrs. Markovich were so kind to arrange this concert for me to raise funding for my studying and performing in Europe for this summer. I appreciate Mr. & Mrs. Markovich and Uncle Jack from “Pianos Wholesale” in Temple City for making this fund raising concert possible. I want to say thank you to everyone who come to the concert, and I appreciate everyone who gave me the contribution. I will remember your help, and I will work hard!