It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have joined the distinguished piano faculty of Temple University’s Boyer School of Music and Dance, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In September I will return to the United States, eagerly awaiting my first meeting with the Temple University mascot, Stella the Owl (seen here).
The Canadian chapter of my life has been a richly rewarding one, emotionally and artistically. My spouse Kayoko and I will miss our many dear friends in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and in nearby Hawai’i which has been a veritable second home as well. But we are excited to return to the indelible history and cosmopolitan culture of the American east coast, where I grew up and spent my formative years. Looking forward to a renewed and vigorous musical presence in the cities of Boston, Providence, New Haven, Hartford, New York, Newark, Trenton, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Washington DC, Norfolk and beyond.
I will continue to perform throughout Canada (where I am a Dual Citizen), in addition to my concert activity in the USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Trusting that Stella’s sturdy guidance will smooth the trails ahead. Or, as the Temple University alma mater states: “Wisdom, Truth and Virtue / built our Temple great / Perseverance conquers / higher to create.”