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16 excellent pieces of music echoing from a vacant concert hall.
The Tokyo-based pianist and member of the cinematic instrumental music band, Anoice, and its side projects, RiLF, Films, Mizu Amane, and Cru, Yuki Murata, will release her 2nd concert album 'Piano Quartet Concert' on December 2nd, 2022.
This album was recorded in an concert hall where Yuki Murata played, not only on her piano solo but also as part of a quartet together with three string instrument players; Kumi Takahara on violin, Utaka Fujiwara from Anoice on viola, and Kaori Tsuchiya on cello, who all also joined Yuki Murata on her latest solo album, 'Sunny Spot Story'. They performed, centring around Yuki Murata's solo project songs as well as also two tracks from Anoice, to which she belongs, to create a concert album including excellent songs which sometimes make you feel a warm and gentle peacefulness, and sometimes a quiet and dark nervousness.
Takahiro Kido from Anoice took charge of the engineer for recording, mixing, and mastering. In addition, Tadashi Yoshikawa from Anoice directed the concert, and its video will be available to view with a full length on the following YouTube link on the release day. Not to mention, Yuki Murata and Utaka Fujiwara who joined as the viola player, all the members of Anoice created this masterpiece together.
Please feel every bit of the beauty made from the piano quartet ensemble and its reverberation which echoes from a vacant concert hall.
Yuki Murata is a Tokyo-based pianist/composer. Since her childhood, she had been learning various styles of piano and then studied composing music in, not only Japan, but also France and Canada. As a classical music pianist, she was awarded top prizes in various piano competitions such as the PTNA Piano Competition and International Piano Duo Competition. She debuted as a member of the chinematic music group Anoice, by releasing their first album, 'Remmings' through Important Records, Boston in 2006. In 2008, Anoice established their label, Ricco Label. Since then, he has released many music works on not only Anoice but also his own solo project, Takahiro Kido and other projects such as RiLF (an alternative rock band formed by the members of Anoice and Matryoshka's Calu), films (The Tokyo-based dark classical music unit, featuring members of Anoice and two female vocalists in their original languages), mizu amane (Films' side project featuring Japanese languages), cru (The neo-classical music unit formed by Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who is the member of Anoice), and The Frozen Vaults (an ambient music unit formed by Yuki Murata, Dave Dhonau, Tomasz Mrenca, Harry Towell and Bartosz Dziadosz) on some music label such as Ricco Label, Important Records, noble label, 1631 Recordings, Flower Blossom In The Space, VoxxoV. In addition, Yuki Murata has taken charge of composing and performing music for many commercial adverts such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, YAMAHA, TOYOTA, ASICS, ANA, TOSHIBA, UNIQLO, Heintz, and etc. Also, she created the soundtracks of some movies such as 'Tusikiji Wonderland' directed by Naotaro Endo and 'Olivier Zahm: Digital Provacateur' derected by Can Evgin and some TV programs such as NHK and WOWOW. Some film works awarded at Venice Film Festival, Prix Italia, National Arts Festival in japan, and Cool Japan Maching Award, and Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who are the music composers of Anoice, received the Best Original Score Prize at Sapporo International Short Film Festival.