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The Imatake Koto Ensemble is a group of professional musicians who come
together to perform traditional Japanese cultural music in Hong Kong and other major international venues.
They have played at the Japanese Club Autumn Music Concert sponsored by the Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and also at events
hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong.
The Koto musicians are studying under the supervision of Ms. Mie Imatake, Grand Master.
You will also have the opportunity to see our special guests and top musicians namely
Hong Kong Philharmonic Violinist Ms. Miyaka Suzuki Wilson and Shakuhachi Master, Mr. Yukio Chidori. Also, making a rare appearance will be Ms. Rinase Ono, Grand Master, representing the Yamada
Please join us for an enjoyable celebration of Japanese traditional music with a combination of sounds from the East and West.
1. Sakura 桜
2. Moon over the ruined castle – Rentaro Taki荒城の月
4. Hana Ikada 花筏
7. Festival 祭花
8. Kudariba 下り葉
9. Cannon - Pachelbel
Rinase Ono小野 里菜勢（山田流家元所属), Grand Master of the Yamada Ryū (school) of Koto.
(山田流家元所属) and trained under Ms. Riese Takahashi, Grand Master.
She was born in Miyagi-ken, Japan and has been performing Koto for over 60 years. Rinase has frequented famous music venues such as the the Kabukiza (Japanese Opera) and the National
Theatre of Japan.
She also performs regularly in international music festivals.
Miyaka Suzuki Wilson, Violinist, Hong Kong Phil harmonic
Born in Tokyo Japan, Miyaka Suzuki started her violin at age of 3. In 2001
Miyaka joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She had previously served as Concertmaster in orchestras, such as Tokyo Meros Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo, Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra in West Virginia, New Amsterdam Symphony, in NY. She also held positions in orchestras
in the tri-state area, including Long Island Philharmonic and Harrisburg Symphony in Philadelphia. Miyaka received full scholarship to study with Glenn Dicterow and Sheryl Stapels, Concertmaster and Principal Associate Concertmaster of New York Philharmonic
at the Manhattan School of Music, where she graduated from Orchestral Program and received Diploma and Wittker award. She also graduated from Japanese prestige Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with full scholarship and Ikueikai Award, studied
with Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Concertmaster of NHK Symphony, and the Mannes College of Music, where she obtained her first Master Degree. Miyaka studied chamber music extensively with Felix Galimir, Joseph Silverstein, Isidra Cohen, Ruth Laredo, American String
Quartet, and Orion String Quartet, has performed in many chamber music concerts, including with members of the New York Philharmonic, tour in Europe with Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival under Christoph Eschenbach, Sarasota Music Festival, Baroque Chamber
Players. Miyaka plays on Francesco Ruggeri 1678.
Yukio Chidori began studying the shakuhachi under renowned shakuhachi master Teruhisa Fukuda, a student of Miyata Kohachiro, and is the founder of the Hijiri School / Sainte-École.
He subsequently performs in various performances organized by The Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Japanese Club. He has also given many performances at local universities and concert halls in Hong Kong in an effort to
promote traditional Japanese music. These include a Cultural Night Concert organized by The Faculty of Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong held at Government House and a performance with Hong Kong pianist Peter Fan held as part of the 2007 ISCM-ACL
World Music Days Conference. In 2012, he was invited to play with City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in HK debut of Karl Jenkins - Requiem under the baton of the composer himself.
Yukio Chidori is currently an instrumental instructor of The Chinese
University of Hong Kong Music Department.
Lee Ka Pui Etta holds her Bachelor Degree of Arts (Music)
(Hons.) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lee is the scholarship recipient of the CUHK Honours Certificate (2003-2004), the Chung Chi College Scholarship (2004, 2006), the Faculty Dean’s Honours List (2004-2005) and the Kong Yu Kau Memorial Scholarship.
Lee was elected as exchange student in her junior year, and she studied Musicology at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Lee received koto training under Grand Master Imatake. Since then she has performed frequently at the Japanese Club Autumn Music Concert.
She was invited to perform for the cocktail party of the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong last year.
李嘉珮小姐為香港中文大學音樂系榮譽畢業生，主修長笛以及中西民族音樂學。自2003年開始師從日本箏師範今竹三惠老師學習日本箏。於中大修學期間，李小姐曾經榮獲學院榮譽獎狀 (2003-2004) ；祟基學院獎學金 (2004, 2006) ；院長榮譽錄(2004-2005)以及江譽鏐紀念獎學金 (2006-2007)。於2005-2006年間更遠赴德國柏林洪堡大學作為交換生，修讀音樂學。
Nanako Ono 小野菜菜子has studied Koto since she was 3 years old. She originally learned from her
mother, Rinase Ono, Grand Master of the Yamada-ryu. Nanako has also organized and participated in a number of Japanese cultural performances worldwide, in an effort to promote traditional Japanese music.
Music aficionados across the world have enjoyed
Nanako’s performances in the USA, Japan and especially Hong Kong.
小野菜菜子之母親 小野里菜世 是山田流箏曲家，教授及演奏箏曲已達三十五年之久。小野小姐自三歳跟從母親學習箏藝,
Chika Kojima 兒島智華was born in Aichi, Nagoya. She started learning Chinese Zheng since high school and achieved the China Conservatory of Music Guzheng grade 8 fexamination in Beijing.
Back to Japan, Chika tried Koto in Japan for her first time and soon she became a member of Koto club of her Grad school in Niigata and had been performing Koto in the cultural events in University.
After moving back to Hong Kong in
2010, she continued her Koto studies with grand master Mie Imatake and participated in various performances in Hong Kong.