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composer and writer

Best Classical Crossover Album

"A lovely, soulful piece...The music captures
and conveys the essence of expectation;
it is both poignant and important."

Yo Yo Ma

"an otherworldly, dreamily poetic short story...
rich, singing tone and sense of drama"

New York Times

"Precious...soaring lyrical lines"

Opera News
Metropolitan Opera


Awakening from a Disappearing Garden
Carnegie Hall with YO-YO MA and
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Lost in Shanghai
A Musical Play


Japan Tour 2018
shakuhachi virtuoso Kojiro Umezaki & AANMI
with HUB New Music Ensemble

June 10-23

Suntory Hall, Tokyo
Nijo Castle, Kyoto
Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
National Museum, Fukuoka
Hiroshima University Sataka Hall
Ryusenji, Oita
Pastoral Hall, Iwakuni

Lost in Shanghai
A musical play

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Theatre Row, New York City
May and June, 2016
May and June, 2017

Music at Aaron Copland House
and Salt Bay Chamberfest

New Commission Fragrance of the Sea
August and September 2017

Bridging the Gap
Curated by Robert Sirota

June 4, 2017
Conversations with Robert Sirota
and Steve Smith, songs from Lost Shanghai