Mieko Miyazaki

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Variations Goldberg

Mieko Miyazaki – koto & arrangements

The koto musician, Mieko Miyazaki, has been performing very actively in Europe and recently recorded her interpretation of the complete Goldberg Variations for 13 stinged koto, an arrangement which took her 17 years to complete (Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation). The structure of the original pieces was kept but was cleverly compressed to match the limited pitch range of the koto.

The intensity and projection of each sound are exceptional and the grace notes between each sound create an infinite sonicity – The Asahi Shinbun, National Report News