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Twin singer-songwriter Jumelles Aoi and Katsura celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2022.
The two of them are doing solo activities with composer Aoi Takabatake and Shakuhachi player Katsura CreaSion, both in Japan and France.
In March 2009, their 1st album "Deux Anges"
12 songs recorded acoustic live at Karuizawa Ohga Hall, where the simple sounds of wooden flute, alto flute, recorder, Chinese flute, piano, angel singing voice and miraculous Twin Harmony will be released in 2022. Digital distribution release has started. Cover design by Kimie Motoyama
Katsura is the only Japanese shakuhachi musician, known to date in Europe, she is also a member of SACEM and her works are listed there. After obtaining a flute diploma at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, she made her debut as a singer-songwriter at the Nippon Columbia in 2001, she has released seven albums, including solo albums and others in collaboration. The key moment in her career was when she became aware of her Japanese identity and her return to her roots was expressed with an unconditional love for Shakuhachi, she became the disciple of Teruo FURUYA in 2009 alongside her Sensei, she has perfected her art. She has several strings to her bow, and Katsura is also a fashion designer.
Composer. Singer-songwriter. Singing with the piano and biwa. vocalist. From the third year of high school, he became a disciple of composer Akiyuki Noda. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in composition, majoring in music, and completed graduate school at the same university. Many of the works presented at the school are selected as excellent works. 2 original CDs published on the Jumelles Music label. His works have been commissioned in Japan and overseas, and he has created and arranged a wide range of works, from classical music to contemporary music, opera, orchestral music and concertos, film and theater accompaniment music, choral music, world music with folk instruments, and popular songs. In recent years, he has been apprenticed to Masayuki Fujii, a Shite-kata Noh actor of the Hosho school, and Momoka Enomoto, a Satsuma Biwa player. Actively writes scripts for waka poems and plays, and also performs Japanese reading and singing. Representative of Jumelles Music Japan branch. He is a member of the 21st Century Music Association and the Japan Biwa Music Association. Full-time lecturer at Ueno Gakuen University. Lecturer at Wayo Women's University.