What brought you to music?
"I come from a family of musicians, so I wasn’t really
to music, but rather music was brought to me. My dad is a
piano technician whose family had a music store in Japan. He
played violin when he was younger and still plays some
My mom was a vocal major in college, and she had a private
piano studio in Japan. My sister has a master’s degree in
piano performance and also played some violin.
I started piano lessons when I was four years old. When I
five or six, I performed my first piano recital. The song
“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” or “Mary Had a Little
was an angular, surrealist song written by Jane Smisor
Bastien, entitled “My Green Umbrella” (the inspiration for
Outpost series name)