Review of “EXPLODING BAMBOO”
Monday, May 5th 2014

Here is a review of the performance on May 4, 2014 at Tenri Cultural Institute that featured commissioned works by Mari Kimura and Randall Woolf, plus music by Adrian Lam, Caroline Shaw, Mohammed Fairouz and James Nyoraku Schlefer. Performed by Kathleen Supové, Jennifer Choi, Wendy Law and James Nyoraku Schlefer.

Review of “On Zephyr’s Strings”
Monday, February 24th 2014

Here is a REVIEW of our latest concert at Tenri Cultural Institute  “On Zephyr’s Strings” with myself and the outstanding Ensemble Epomeo. Two world premieres; my own “Sidewalk Dances,” and “Rashomon” by Victoria Bond.

DREAM CORNER
Wednesday, November 27th 2013

Following the premiere performance of “DREAM CORNER” on Nov. 24th in NYC, with the Cassatt String Quartet, Yoko Reikano Kimura and Masayo Ishigure.

RADIO INTERVIEW
Wednesday, November 20th 2013

Here is an interview with conductor Kenneth Woods, on Wisconsin Public Radio, talking about and playing the recording we made of my Shakuhachi Concerto, final movement.  CLICK HERE

Recent Reviews in the New York Times.
Friday, September 13th 2013

Read the full review:
Sept. 13, 2013

Aug. 31, 2013

 

New CD Review!
Thursday, May 16th 2013

From American Record Guide. It is wonderful to get another great review. This time an American one!

NEW Review of Spring Sounds CD!
Wednesday, May 1st 2013
Review of Duke University Performance
Friday, March 1st 2013
WIND IN A BAMBOO FOREST
Sunday, February 3rd 2013

to reserve a seat email: james@nyoraku.com 

Columbia Student Recital
Monday, December 10th 2012

Following the end of semester recital at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University. L to R Erik Grossman, Benjamin Grossman, me, Patricia Slattery, Andrew Macomber. Photograph by George Hirose.

Spring Sounds, Spring Seas Gets Five Star Review!
Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Review in MusicWeb, British classical music recording web site. CLICK HERE



Review in Hogaku Journal.
Monday, October 8th 2012
Licensing Recital
Sunday, June 24th 2012

Three new Rakus (楽) L to R: Eric Eraku Ford, Rachel Reiraku Mundy, Thomas Ryuraku Hack. Congratulations to all three for having earned their Jun-Shin-Han Certificates from the Kyo-Shin-An Shakuhachi Dojo.

RECORDING “SHAKUHACHI QUINTET”
Friday, June 22nd 2012

After recording “Shakuhachi Quintet” by Paul Moravec with the Voxare String Quartet. L to R: Erik Peterson, Adrian Daurov (VSQ), Adam Abeshouse (Engineer/Producer), Paul Moravec (Composer), Me, Emily Ondracek, Galina Zhdanova (VSQ)

A Great addition to the shakuhachi repertoire. Can’t wait for the release of the recording of this fabulous piece!

FŪJIN STRINGS
Saturday, June 16th 2012

After our performance of music for shakuhachi and piano trio. We played pieces by Marty Regan, Amir Eslami, and myself. L-R, David Oei, Laura Metcalf, Eriko Sato, and James. Schumann’s D-Minor piano trio completed the program. 

KYO SHIN AN DOJO AT MYOAN-JI
Sunday, June 3rd 2012

After our performance of “KOKU” at Myoan-ji in Kyoto. This temple is the most revered shakuhachi temples in Japan and one day each year it is open for shakuhachi players to play inside as an act or respect and homage for the centuries old tradition. The stone behind us is inscribed “Sui Zen” or Blowing Meditation.

SANKYOKU NO.1 IN KYOTO
Saturday, June 2nd 2012

A performance of my Sankyoku No. 1 for shakuhachi, koto and cello at the World Shakuhachi Festival in Kyoto. With my dear friends Yoko Reikano Kimura and Hikaru Tamaki.

KAMMERRAKU
Tuesday, May 15th 2012

On May 5 and May 6, Kyo-Shin-An Arts presented two performances of KAMMERRAKU, a ground breaking concert of new music for string quartet with Japanese instruments. The performers were VOXARE String Quartet (standing rear) and (l to r) Yumi Kuorsawa, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Nami Kineie.

Subito Music Interview
Monday, May 7th 2012
New Yorker Post
Tuesday, May 1st 2012
Columbia University Sakura Matsuri
Friday, April 6th 2012

For Columbia University’s SAKURA MATSURI two of my students and I played shakuhachi. 

Columbia University’s Japanese Music Program
Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Video about the Gagaku-Hogaku program at Columbia University where I teach shakuhachi.

Watch it HERE

CMA covers Kyo-Shin-An Arts
Sunday, January 15th 2012

Article in Chamber Music magazine about Kyo-Shin-An Arts.

Lesson with Japanese Prime Minister’s wife
Monday, November 7th 2011

The wife of Japan’s Prime Minister, Mrs. Hitomi Noda, visited the Gagaku-Hogaku program of Columbia University and took a brief lesson with Nyoraku Sensei.