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Yoshiko Kanda Percussion

Born in Yokohama. Graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and its Graduate School. Received a scholarship award twice at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt. She has released a CD from Victor Entertainment, performed as a soloist with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and New Japan Philharmonic, took part in national and international music festivals, premiered works of a number of composers, and collaborated with young composers. Her diverse approaches to percussion music beyond trends and genres include performance on restored instruments of the Shosoin Repository, ensemble with early instruments, and a duo with jazz piano “TANAKANDA.” Her compositions have been played in New York and various cities in the world and across Japan. In 2014, she released Frog Song, a CD featuring her own pieces for percussion ensembles, and four pieces from the CD were published. A member of PERCUSSION TRIO [The Birds], Ensemble Contemporary α, and Tokyo Gen’On Project.