Blog and Book Reviews

South American Tour in Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay 9/30/15

September 30, 2015

First of all I appreciate everybody helping for this concert tour. It requires many aspects, and man people worked hard to be successful. I feel so lucky to have this great opportunity to share my music in different places, and communicate with people through music. I have posted some of the photos from there! Fortunately all of 4 concerts received packed audience, and got media attention as well. And I had a wonderful time :) Below are some of TV and magazine articles. I am very lucky to be a musician. That is VERY sure!

News in Gazeta do Povo:



The interview Magazine Contemporartes:



vídeo of your interview in the Chapel Santa Maria for the E-Paraná Tv:

うつくしい子ども 石田衣良  徳間文庫 ・ リアルワールド  桐野夏生  集英社文庫  9/30/15

September 30, 2015


ばななブレイク  吉本ばなな  幻冬舎文庫 9/30/15

September 30, 2015


おれは非情勤  東野圭吾  集英社文庫  9/30/15

September 30, 2015


手紙 東野圭吾 文春文庫 9/30/15

September 30, 2015


無銭優雅  山田詠美  幻冬舎  9/4/15

September 4, 2015


Movie “Top Spin” 8/21/15

August 21, 2015

I saw “Top Spin” at Laemmle’s Preview Show in Pasadena. It is really fun! This documentary follows three young American table-tennis prodigies as they try to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. One of the three, a New Yorker named Michael Landers, started playing Ping Pong at the age of 2! He has been working very hard on this sport. The other two, Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang, are Chinese-American girls from northern California and they have been best friends and longtime rivals. Ariel’s father quit his job to focus on Ariel’s achievement in Ping Pong . He is her full-time coach! The movie shows their lives at school with their friends, their on-line study (they skip school very often!), their pets, mom-dad… If we work hard in music we may have something to make a living even though we may not be a first class performer. But as a Ping Pong player they don’t have a future as a professional player. It is because of their passion, dedication they play Ping Pong. I hope this movie will make it for a long run.

手作りギヨーザをむさぼり食べる!  8/20/15

August 21, 2015


Kiss 接吻 小池真理子  新潮社 8/15/15

August 15, 2015


Grand Teton Music Festival Trio Concert, Augustin Hadelich, violin, Joyce Yang, piano, and Pablo Villegas, guitar 8/5/15

August 11, 2015

I truly enjoyed their concert, especially the guitarist! Their programming was fantastic, and the way they managed the stage change was very good. They played solos, duets, and trios, and when one piece was over the previous performer(s) stayed on the stage instead of exiting. Sometime they played continuously instead of getting applause between pieces. And the middle of the next piece the previous performer(s) exited as if it was a part of the musical story. It looked so good! Each performer performed amazingly individually, and they showed they are wonderful chamber musicians as well. The beautiful concert at the mountain side in the summer. What else we need!!