Pianist Izumi Kimura has performed extensively throughout the country and abroad since moving to Ireland from Japan in 1995. She has worked with some of the leading performers and ensembles from both disciplines of classical, jazz and improvised musics. Her main works in the past decade are contemporary music across genres and improvisation. She has worked in various formats with large institutions, ensembles and small groups, including RTE Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Michael d’Arcy, Mia Cooper, Ken Edge, Benjamin Dwyer, Bill Dowdall, Cora Venus Lunny, and many more from the world of classical music, and with jazz and improvising musicians including Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway, Tommy Halferty, Ronan Guilfoyle, Michael Buckley, Joe O'Callaghan, Oki Itaru, Dominique Pifarély, Benoît Delbecq, Stéphane Payen, Sarah Buechi, Lina Andonovska, MaXhew Jacobson, Nick Roth, and Colm O’Hara, and more.
The Irish Times“A fearless explorer of the contemporary music landscape ... Kimura brings a combination of feral creativity and technical virtuosity to the stage that belies her calm demeanour ”