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
I went to “Don Giovanni”, 1st one of Mozart-De Ponte trilogy, last year, and went to see the dress rehearsal of this new production of “The Marriage of Figaro”, 2nd one of trilogy, last Wednesday. This trilogy production by Dudamel/LA Phil have been set in Disney Hall, and inviting different cast and staff. The last one will be [...]
My husband, David Garrett, a cello, and I have been performing our annual recital at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena for many year. We called ourselves as The Belrose Duo. Mainly we like to do (!), but also we like to help the music program at FUMC. A free-will offering at the recital will be [...]