Yoko Miura

Pianist and Composer


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photo by F.Charvin


Born in Tokyo, Japan.
Took classical piano lessons between the ages of 5 and 18.
Having heard and been inspired by Jazz, Classical music.
(for example, the music of Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy Paul Bley, Toru Takemitsu, Masahiko Togashi, Barbara),
took classes taught by Masahiko Sato, Takashi Kako
and attended a workshop by Takehisa Kosugi.
Later took lessons from Yoshio Suzuki.took class by Naruyoshi Kikuchi at Eiga Bigakko.
Has been playing music activities (at concerts) in Japan.
Artists who I Played with ( in Japan)
Noribumi Uchida (shamisen, bass)、 Nakao (sax, trombone, clarinet), Osamu Kuroda (performance), Isao Makino (painter), Ryouichi Saito (guitar), Jyunzo Tateiwa (percussion), SACHI-A (drs), Chintai jinkaku (theremin), Noribumi Uchida (shamisen, bass)

Since 2001, has been involved in making music overseas as well as in Japan.

Sep 2003 European tour with Paed Conca, Hans Koch,
Margrit Rieben (Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Italy)
June 2006
Took part in the Festival “Musee de la Mine”: played with Hans, Margrit, Paed
May 2007 -France Tour
Took part in the Festival “L’experience japonsise” in Nime: played with Yuichi Kishino
July 2008 Took part in the Festival “ R-de-choc” in Paris
Played with Teppo Hauta-aho, Steve Beresford, Didier Lasserre
Nov.2009: “Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra” Festival (Scotland), played a solo, a duo with Raymond MacDonald
“Uni Jazz Festival “(Prague), in November:Played with Arnaud Benoist(drms)
Jan. 2010: “Mopomoso free improvisation Festival” (London) in January (solo improvisation): played a solo
Feb.2010: Animation festival “ Tout-Petite cinema” at” Form d’Image” in Forum des Hall in Paris: played music over a movie
Oct.2010: Mopomoso free improvisation Festival” (London) in October (played with John Russell)
June.2011: played in TAG trio at L’archiduc(Brussels)


Artists who I played with.( in Europe)

Teppo Hauta-Aho(bass) Raymod MacDonald(sax), John Russell(guitar), Lawrence Cassery( electro)Ove Volquarlz(bass clarinet), Jean Demey( bass), Jean Borde(bass) Paed Conca (bass, Clarinet, electro) Margrit Rieben (drs, electro) Hans Koch (sax, electro), Raed Yassin( el.bass) Steve. Beresford (electro), Didier.Lasserre (drs) Emmanuel Rébus (mathematical sounds), Arnaud BENOIST (drs) Claude Perle (accordion) Eugene Darredeau (art), Heike Fidler(poem),Steve Buchanan(drs)、Arnaud le Mindu (guitar), Mia Zabelka (violin),Pierre-Yve Martel(viola),Massiomo Carrozzo( clarinet),Simon Berz(drs)/ Matt Wilson(drs) recording in NY),…ect.


http://yokomiura.main.jp/home/english.html
http://www.myspace.com/yokopia

discography:
2001 Dialogue ( duo with Matt Wilson)
2007 Cielo ( solo & duo with matt Wilson)
2008 A bientot (collaboration with Isao Makino, a painter)
2012 TAG Trio (trio with Ove Volquarls and Jean Demey)
2014 Cielo2 (piano solo)
2015 Nostalgia (duo with Teppo hauta aho)
2016 Departure (duo with Gianni Mimmo)

Following CD is releasing soon:
2017 Air Current (trio with Gianni Mimmo and Ove Volquarls)