Past Performances


October – Uta (Brandon Lee Koto Recital, Melbourne)
August – Cherry Blossom Festival (Auburn, Sydney)

July 29 & 30 – Japanese Winter Night with YuNiOn at Kindlehill Performance Space (Blue Mountains ) and Lazybones Lounge (Marrickville)

June – Annual Students’ Concert (Koto Music Institute of Australia)

May – Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival



  • Granny Smith Festival with Wadiko Rindo at Eastwooda
  • Art After Hours: Yoshitoshi, Art Gallery of NSW

August – Cherry Blossom Festival at Auburn Botanical Gardensensemble-at-lazybones

July – Japanese Winter Night with YuNiOn at Lazybones Lounge, Marickville

May – Japanese Echoes with Brownyn Kirkpatrick at Kindlehill Performance Space, Wentworth Falls, NSW

April – Autumn Koto Concert with Takaka Kikuuta, Kiyoji Yamamoto and Kikunokai at Erskineville Town Hall

January- Blacktown Council’s Lunar New Year Celebrations at Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Doonside NSW



  • Koto Evolution at Carrington Hotel, KatoombaKoto Evolution- Glebe (31 of 41)
  • Koto Evolution at Glebe Town Hall, Sydney

September- Spring Beats at Strathfield Spring Festival, Strathfield Park

March- Autumn Tones with Brownyn Kirkpatrick at Burrawang School of Arts, Burrawang


Koto and ikebana
Image credit- Maria Kitamura

August- Song of the Wind 2 with Shakuhachi, Ikebana and Tea Ceremony at Glebe Town Hall, Sydney.

May- Song of the Wind with Shakuhachi and Tea Ceremony at Kindlehill Performance Space, Blue Mountains



  • International Koto Festival, Concert at Blue Mountains
  • International Koto Festival, Anniversary Concert at Sydney Conservatorium of Music


November- Koto Revolution III, Glebe CafeChurch, Glebe.

August- Art After Hours, Art Gallery NSW, Sydney

July- Recital at Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar School, Ashfield


  • Launch for Japanese on the Move at Japan Foundation
  • The Music Show, presented by Andrew Ford on ABC Radio National
  • Koto Dreaming at Camelot Lounge with Waratah (Sandy Evans, Tony Lewis)
  • Crescent Moon at Carrington Hotel, Katoomba with Brownyn Kirkpatrick
  • Tedx Sydney, Carriage Works, Redfern


February- Fundraising Concert

March- Tsunami Relief Charity Concert, University of Technology Sydney

April- Inland Sea of Sound Music Festival, Bathurst

May- Concert for Japan, Sydney Conservatorium of Music with TaikOz and ACO

August- Under an Eastern Moon, Music Deli- ABC Radio Melbourne

November- Illusion for Koto and Flute with Christine Draeger

December- Kiku no Kai,40th Anniversary Concert, Sasebo Japan (with Kazue Sawai- Koto and Dozan Fujiwara- Shakuhachi)


May- 505, Surry Hills- with Waratah (Sandy Evans & Tony Lewis

October- Aiko Goto Recital, Independence Theatre in North Sydney

November- Concert in Tonga, organised by Japan Foundation