AKI NO YUGURE
1949: Born Kyoto.and studied shakuhachi since childhood under
Yodo Kurahashi (father), founder of the Mujuan Shakuhachi School;
later under Homei Matsumura of Nara.
1976: First recital Osaka; received the Osaka Cultural Festival Award.
1980: Became the second director of the Mujuan Shakuhachi School.
1981: Recital in New York, USA.
1982: Premiere of Hiten (A Flying Maiden) for Shakuhachi and Brass composed by Tetsunosuke Kushida, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1983: Performed in Wuxi, China.
1984: Premiere of Figuration for Shakuhachi and Brass composed by Tetsunosuke Kushida, Kyoto.
1986: Lectures in Tel-Aviv Univ., Hebrew Univ. and Bar-Ilan Univ., and recitals in Jerusalem and Haifa, Israel.
1987: Performed in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
1989: Inaugurated as the director of the Kyoto Sankyoku Association.
Performed in Queens College, Columbia Univ., Wesleyan Univ., Harvard Univ., Princeton Univ., Pennsylvania Univ. and Maryland Univ., USA
1990: Inaugurated as the director of the Kyoto Hogaku Group.
1992: Performed in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
1994: Performed in Queens College and Harvard Univ., USA.
1995: Performed in Queens College and Wesleyan Univ., USA.
Began annual shakuhachi intensive class in New York, Boston, Mass.and Boulder, Colorado, USA.
1996: Premiere of Sugihara for Shakuhachi and Orchestra composed by Meir Mindel, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1997: Premiere of Bamboo Princess composed by Randall Snyder, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
1998: Premiere of Of Songs and Silence composed by Don Stein, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Premiere of Fantasy for Kaguya-Hime composed by Hifumi Shimoyama, Carnegie Hall, New York, USA.
1999: Received the Kyoto City Art/Culture Association Award.
Released CD Kyoto Spirit. New Age Magazine(USA) named Kyoto Spirit The "best world music CD of the year 1999."
2000: Formed a trio WYT with a pipa player Wu Man and cellist Andor Toth. First recital: Chicago, USA. Performed in Canada with a pipa player Liu Fang and cellist Yegor Dyashkov.