It has been very fortunate for me that I have gone to many countries and many cities through my music making, and I have met so many wonderful people. That is my treasure! From France to India, from Alaska to Argentina, from New York to Tokyo — my musical journey has taken me to so many places in the world. It is my pleasure to communicate with you through this website!
At my home, Los Angeles, California, I enjoy teaching students at Occidental College and at home, and collaborating with my friends in concerts. I love to create interesting programming in my concerts. For instance, 2011 celebrates Franz Liszt’s bicentennial year, and I have been performing a program titled “Celebrating Liszt: Hungarian Connection” featuring Liszt and other Hungarian composers. My ongoing mission has been to introduce beautiful Japanese music to the world, and on the last year’s tour I performed “Encuentro de Oriente y Occidente” (East meets West) in Latin American countries.
This webpage has 2 languages, and in my blogs I write mostly reviews on concerts, movies, and music in the English page and I write about more personal thoughts and everyday activities in the Japanese page.
Junko Ueno Garrett
The life is always very interesting. One day I cooked Japanese style Hamburg Steak, which is much similar to American Meat Loaf. First day I prepared sauce de demi-glace to eat with. Second day for the left overs I prepared mushroom Ankake (Japanese thick dark sauce with Shiitake and other mushrooms) to eat with. My husband [...]
It is an amazing movie. True! This film is an adventure drama, like Tom Sawyer, with two 14-year boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his friend, Neckbone (Janob Lofland), who have their secret hide-away place in a small island in Mississippi, and one day find the interesting man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) living in their secret [...]