December 22, 2010

Season Greeting

photo: Kiriko Mechanicus

2010 has been a year of many changes. In The Netherlands, our government has decided to decrease € 200 million euros for the arts which has been a topic of everyday discussions. As long as there is the need for extraordinary experiences that give sense to our daily lives, that strike us, that touch us and make us think; art will stay a powerful tool.
In 2011 my first concert will take place at Suntory Hall in Tokyo on January 18. This Piano concerto 'ZERO' by Atsuhiko Gondai was composed and dedicated to my family in 2005.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! I am looking forward to the next occasion to see you again.

Tomoko Mukaiyama