Yumi Kurosawa

Yumi Kurosawa

 New York City, New York, USA

Melodious, moody, emotional yet structural sound of original songs on Japanese strings Koto and with others. Improvise with any kinds. People say those songs makes them cry in a good way...


Yumi is an innovative musician, 13 & 20-stringed-Koto player, composer, improviser and computer sounds creater. She began playing Koto at the age of three, won First prize at National Competition for students in 1989 and '92 and Scholarship from The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan in '98. As well as extensive performance in Japan, she has toured in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Russia and the U.S. In 2002, she moved to NY in pursuit of collaboration with various genres of musicians and has appeared on many well known venues such as Apollo sound stage, WNYC radio, Silk Road project, Joe's pub and held her concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie. She released her original CD, Beginning of a Journey in 2009.


Original CD Album
"Beginning of a Journey" - 2009

Some songs have been on radio in Germany, Japan..
CDs are available on iTunes Store, Amazon, CDBaby and more.

Set List

30 min, 1 hour to 2 hours depending on your need.

*Original Songs : GreenPt, Inner space, One girl's story, Rapture, Thank your lucky stars, etc.

*Classical Koto music


*Arranged songs : Takeda Lullaby, Summertime, Amazing grace etc