Masumi Timson


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Masumi Timson
Traditional and Contemporary Koto Music

Masumi provides a variety of musical sessions, depending on your musical and performance requirements:solo performance, collaboration with the Shakuhachi (Japanese traditional bamboo flute), or other western instruments such as piano, flute, violin, and harmonica etc. She greatly enjoys the unique musical experience of collaborating with other instruments from different parts of the world, which brings cultures together and helps develop cultural awareness – reminding us that music is boundless, and that we can bring peace to the world through music. In addition to her solo performances with musical groups and artists both in Japan and the USA, Masumi instructs the Koto Club at Willamette University and teaches and records at her own home studio in Salem, Oregon.

Masumi has performed in multicultural festivals, exhibitions and shows, corporate and promotional events, weddings, funerals, public libraries, schools, retirement homes, assisted living and care facilities, museums, nature and park settings, and restaurants. She often performs and presents Koto music demonstrations at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon.

Masumi organizes and directs The Sakura Koto Ensemble. You can see more information about it on the Collaborations page.

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