Nishimura’s Etudes at Carnegie Hall

Yukiko Nishimura’s 10 Etudes for Piano was prominently featured on a recital by pianist Sara Davis Buechner at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) on June 1 (2017). The New York Times was on hand to review it, writing the following:

The affinity of French and Japanese music reaches back to the 19th century. Echoes of Debussy’s chromatic palette and milky textures were all over the Ten Études for Piano (2011) by Yukiko Nishimura that opened the concert. Ms. Buechner presented each as a sharply drawn character study: a soft-hued “Snowy Sky,” an impetuous “Hide-and-Seek,” a drowsy reverie for left hand called “Daydreaming.” But there was also a strong jazzy streak in Ms. Nishimura’s Études…

Read the full review here.

Pictured at right: Buechner, Nishimura, and friend

June 8, 2017