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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
AANMI & Kojiro Umezaki
with HUB New Music

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

HUB New Music Ensemble
2019 commission work

Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Colorado
Kyo-Shin-An Arts, New York

Lost in Shanghai
A musical play

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Theatre Row, New York City, 2017

Music at Aaron Copland House
and Salt Bay Chamberfest

New Commission Fragrance of the Sea
Touring west coast in 2019

Bridging the Gap
Curated by Robert Sirota

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